Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

May & June 2003
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JUNE's MESSAGES

HELLO FROM!: Laura Wesson
PRESENTLY IN: Washington State, saying hello to Shane Norwood, if you are still among the living, contact me at my email address. If anyone knows him would you contact me? Thanks much.
E-MAIL: leara@inwi.net
(Found)
 

NAME: Andre Van Der Merwe
PRESENTLY IN: Budapest
IS LOOKING FOR: Bronislava (Broni)
CLUES: Century 1996, Galaxy, Mercury, etc. 
E-MAIL: andre_vd_merwe@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tom Alcorn
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow
IS LOOKING FOR: Jimmy Howard
CLUES: Last seen in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Where are you buddy?
E-MAIL: tomalcorn@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Doris Hebe
PRESENTLY IN: Currently in Canberra, Australia
Looking for Ian Bradbury or Bjorn last seen in Amatola/Venda Sun early 90's.
E-MAIL: fidoukuips@austarmetro.com.au
 

NAME: Anton and Annemarie Faca
MESSAGE: Looking for Janine Korrubel and Craig and Shirley Dobson.
E-MAIL: annemarief@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Willem van B.
PRESENTLY IN: Holland
IS LOOKING FOR: Elizabeth McHughes
CLUES: casino Oasis, Jericho, year 2000
E-MAIL: jowito@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Susan (Rinaldi) Wetton
PRESENTLY IN: Back in sunny Scotland would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from Glasgow, Brighton, Bahamas or South Africa.
E-MAIL: susiewetton@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Susan Wetton
PRESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS LOOKING FOR: Michael Wetton
CLUES: 1996 Amatola Sun Casino, Sun International, King Williams Town, South Africa.
E-MAIL: susiewetton@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Andrew Levick
PRESENTLY IN: Loutraki Greece
IS LOOKING FOR: Mandy McAlier and Robbie Stitt.
CLUES: Birkenhead England
E-MAIL: tranmere@otenet.gr
 

NAME: Fitzwilliam Card Club
MESSAGE: This is to inform everyone who applied for the positions advertised in the Fitzwilliam Card Club - Dublin. All position have now been taken. Thank you for your interest.
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kim Bowdery
PRESENTLY IN: Sweden
IS LOOKING FOR: Jaqui Bryant
CLUES: Well its been a long time but last seen in 1988 in England we worked for Napoleans Sheffield, then she moved to France got married, baby etc. Would like to find her!!
E-MAIL: inkybloaters@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Kim Bowdery
PRESENTLY IN: Sweden
IS LOOKING FOR: Ida Popovski
CLUES: Last known whereabouts was Tel Aviv mid nineties.I worked with her on the Majestic in Florida.Would like to know where shes at or if anyone else knows
E-MAIL: inkybloaters@yahoo.com
 

MESSAGE: Monday 24th
Have you ever had a bad shift when you've come home spaced out and all you want to do is take off and chill a million miles from the nearest casino?
Now's your chance - just one small click...and a double shift tomorrow to pay for it.!
www.gamingfloor.biz/images/MoonProject.htm
 

NAME: Georgina and Isabella Simmons
MESSAGE: Hello out there. Anyone from the Knightsbridge Sporting Club, Knightsbridge, London still around contact us on our following e-mail.
E-MAIL: igsimmons@webmail.co.za
 

MESSAGE: Sunday 23rd. Elko Nevada - Cricket infestation
The San Francisco Chronicle has some good photos - Bet they taste good fried!
Plague of crickets besieges town / Elko, Nevada
http://www.rgj.com/news/files/2003/06/21/28413.jpg.php
 

NAME: Angela Rankin
PRESENTLY IN: Glasgow, Scotland
IS LOOKING FOR: Tracy Logan, 
CLUES: Royal Viking Sea
E-MAIL: angel62angela@aol.com
 

NAME: Hakan Yagmur (A friend).
MESSAGE: Just to let all of you who have known him - Hakan Yagmur has at last left the confines of Star Cruises. Drop him a line, I am sure he would love to hear from his old friends.
E-MAIL: hyagmur@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Geoff Binns
PRESENTLY IN: I am in North Carolina in the good old USA?  Anyone who had the pleasure of working with me or for me! In Edinburgh, London, Bournmouth, Aberdeen, S.Africa or the ships, Princess, Festival or Minoan Lines and many others.... Email me 
E-MAIL: geoffhb@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Donna Maria Gregory
MESSAGE: Can anyone tell me if my good friend BILLY MCDOWELL (Manchester) is still alive? Are the rumours true or not? Thanks.
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

MESSAGE: The European Golf Championship for Croupiers
Hamburg 21st to 23rd July, 2003
Organised by Spielbank Hamburg.
Further information can be found at www.maik1.de/golf_english/index.html
 

NAME: Shelley Brodie
PRESENTLY IN: St. Kitts
IS LOOKING FOR: Chris Connelly & Jill Sussman
CLUES: Craps dealers at Crystal Palace (Nassau) '87 to '90
E-MAIL: sbrodie@royalbeachcasino.net
 

MESSAGE: Friday 13th.The most boring supplier picture ever?
As a casino news website I get a daily supply of press releases from suppliers & manaufacturers around the world. This particular picture is somewhat special - It's the most boring I have ever received!. No prizes for telling me what it is, how big it is or what it does.

But coming very shortly. I am looking at how best to do this and KIS.
Casino staff Photo album - send on a picture with a short description. Party scenes, At the beach, In the crewbar, on the islands, Staff photo shots etc.. etc... Should be fun.
More to follow when finished.

Ian
 

NAME: Ian Cairns
MESSAGE: Just talked to Paul Johnstone we are trying to arrange a Bahamas reuninon at this years gaming show in Vegas.
E-MAIL: winner7winner@cs.com or ian_cairns@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Marco Atik
MESSAGE: hi..anybody out there, looking for job if so come over canada to teach these guys how to run casinos.
E-MAIL: marcoatik@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Maria Chaschina
PRESENTLY IN: USA
IS LOOKING FOR: Ken Manser
CLUES: Last seen: Carousel Casino, South Africa (1995). Potential location: anywhere in the world, Spain, U.K., Africa, Russia, Pacific
E-MAIL: ebjornerud1@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Maria Chaschina
PRESENTLY IN: USA
IS LOOKING FOR: John Head
CLUES: Last seen: Greece, Loutraki Casino (1996). Potential location: New Zealand, South Africa, Europe.
E-MAIL: ebjornerud1@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Allison Arbuckle
PRESENTLY IN: In London. Would like to get in touch with Denton Reid and James Francis. I think both are still working for R.C.C.L. If either of you get this message please send an e-mail.
E-MAIL: allisonarbuckle@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Brown
MESSAGE: Just to catch up with any old pals used to work with on the ships or in
Poland, Romania, Singapore or in Eilat drop us a line.
E-MAIL: stevekoplfc96@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Brown
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Jason Mclean
CLUES: Some where in outer Russia with a shot of vodka.
E-MAIL: stevekoplfc96@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Daveen Armstrong
PRESENTLY IN: Bahamas
MESSAGE: Hi to anyone out there that used to work in the Bahamas, Nassau from 1983 to present day.
E-MAIL: daveenarmstrong@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Carlos Enrique Salinas
MESSAGE: Would like to get on touch with anyone who is working as a slot technician in a cruise line or some casino I am working at Sheraton Hotel & casino in Lima, Peru and I'd like to get a position and talk about the work. Thanks 
E-MAIL: scarlos@viabcp.com
 

NAME: Kenny Berry
PRESENTLY IN: Paradise
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone who knows me.
CLUES: London, Northampton, Sun City, Holland, germany, Cz Rep, Spain, Faro, Switzerland, Kenya, Belgium, Poland etc...Stories to tell..!!
E-MAIL: kenneth.r.berry@talk21.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Andrew Murray
PRESENTLY IN: Back in the UK. Anyone that I used to work with in South Africa, London or Manchester, hope things are great for you and give me a call sometime...
E-MAIL: andrew.murray2@virgin.net
 

NAME: Rachel Clinton
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Collette and John
CLUES: Jericho
E-MAIL: missmpenny@hotmail.com
 

MESSAGE: Croupiers & Chef de Table
6th June: For those of you who speak French there is an advertisement for Croup's at Casino Crans-Montana in Switzerland just posted in the employment section. Bon Chance!
Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Robert Osborn
PRESENTLY IN: Working in executive management in both California and Washington States Always looking to work with old friends
E-MAIL: rjowizard@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jerry & Suellen Bailey
MESSAGE: As ex-Ncl crew -members our thoughts & prayers are with the families and friends of the recent tragedy. The Big Blue Pig will always have a place within our hearts and we are saddened by this news
E-MAIL: brummie@attbi.com
 

MESSAGE: S.S. Norway explosion
To keep up with the latest news about last weeks explosion onboard the Norway check:
http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?n=20&c=&p=cruise
or http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?n=20&c=&p=ss+norway

Seventh crew member, from Philippines, dies after cruise ship blast in Miami
Injured Filipino crew member sues Miami cruise line for a billion dollars

1/6/2003


 
 
MAY's MESSAGES

NAME: Robin Kennedy
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Mark Tew
CLUES: Last known to be working as a casino manager in Zimbabwe, he is a skinny guy who smokes, drinks and likes a punt.
E-MAIL: rkennedy@sunint.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Thys Strydom.
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa, looking for Carl Burger, Ex Sun City early eighties.
E-MAIL: tstrydom@graceland.co.za
 

NAME: Andrzej Dymecki
PRESENTLY IN: Poland
IS LOOKING FOR: John Fitzgerald Clark
CLUES: 99/00 security mngr in Yerycho, Palestine
E-MAIL: adymecki@casinospl.com.pl
 

NAME: Peter Rodway
PRESENTLY IN: Maine
IS LOOKING FOR: Mark McGukin
CLUES: Mark and I worked together as slot techs on the Niewe Amsterdam in Alaska summer 84 and again on Viking Princess in San Diego 85.
E-MAIL: rodlaw@maine.rr.com
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
PRESENTLY IN: The uk
IS LOOKING FOR: Clive Beadle
CLUES: Last seen in Sun City in FEB 2002....Probably got a munk on because I never turned up for the trip last Feb !! Anyway dont be a miserable git and get in touch.
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Andrew Foss
PRESENTLY IN: Connecticut, USA
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone who knows me
CLUES: Worked in England a couple of years, then worked for RCCL cruise line for 5 years, now at Foxwoods Casino, CT.
E-MAIL: foss7366@yahoo.com
 

MESSAGE: Nevada's Execution Chamber
Quite a bit off topic for me. The Las Vegas Sun's article on Key issues remain unresolved about the state legislature's adjurnment on June 2nd also included the picture.
www.lasvegassun.com/from.ed/2003/may/23/photos/P000059663.jpg

Amazingly, Nevada since the legalisation of gambling in 1931 has never spent a single penny of State funds on research or help for problem gamblers.
 

HELLO FROM!: Martin & Dianne Tingley, Dianne ne: Bianchini
PRESENTLY IN: Living in Daytona Beach, Florida since 1990. After leaving Paradise Island, Nassau and a brief spell with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Will reply to any e-mail. Promise.
E-MAIL: dtingley@mindspring.com
 

NAME: Martin Tingley
PRESENTLY IN: Daytona Beach, Florida
IS LOOKING FOR: Tom Boyle
CLUES: Last seen Paradise Island, Nassau, before leaving for Australia to meet up with his sister/brother-in-law. Probably stayed in the casino industry at that time. Time being 1988/89.
E-MAIL: dtingley@mindspring.com
 

NAME: Jon Hobday
MESSAGE: Can anyone help? Does anyone know anything about the Berjaya Casino in the Seychelles?. What are they like to work for, pay etc..... Any info you be a great help! Thanks.
E-MAIL: jobday@hotmail.com
 

NAME: All staff
MESSAGE: www.gamingstaff.com
New site for casino people
E-MAIL: services@gamingstaff.com
 

MESSAGE: AR Training equipment
I often get asked where can I find AR equipment for practice at home - tables & chips etc... Practice makes perfect of course. This table is not quite professional quality but it appears to be a good surface to work on :) Ian
http://www.gametablestore.com/images/mini-roulette.jpg
http://www.gametablestore.com/novelty/roulette2.jpg
http://www.gametablestore.com
 

POSITION: Executive Host
LOCATION: Norwegian Cruise Line

May 21st: The above job has now been posted in the Casino related section. Sounds demanding but could be an excellent position for someone with the right skills.  Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Olly and Vicki
PRESENTLY IN: Just a quick allo' to anyone outthere we've worked with.(Brighton, Porto Carras, Celebrity, R.C.C.L.
E-MAIL: vicolly@ntlworld.com
 

MESSAGE: Got a good story in you?
Anyone who is thinking about writing about the casino world will find this article interesting. It's an interview with Paul Mayersberg who wrote the script for Croupier.
A £1 million budget for the film arranged in just 28 minutes!
A Croupier's Tumbling Dice
www.wga.org/WrittenBy/0301/croupier.html
 

MESSAGE: Pay peanuts - get monkeys!
But what happens if you feed your craps dealers on just cheese sandwiches?
 

NAME: Henry Cerqua
PRESENTLY IN: Germany
IS LOOKING FOR: ex-Army Recreation Machine buddies
CLUES: Army Recreation Machine Program 1983-98.
E-MAIL: HJCerqua@t-online.de
 

HELLO FROM!: Chris Cousins
PRESENTLY IN: I am currently in Dublin.Anyone who knows me drop me a line
E-MAIL: welshchris1963@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Brendon Griffiths
MESSAGE: Is there anybody out there? I'm working on Discovery Sun out of Fort Lauderdale.... also for the twins in aussi u no who u are, how long u gonna hold a grudge get in touch...bren
E-MAIL: brendongriffiths@hotmail.com
 

MESSAGE: Cruise Ship listings
Whilst looking for info on the China Sea Discovery (Ex Sitmar "Fair Princess" - AA had the casino concession) I found this very neat listing. 
All Large Cruise Ships - over 10,000 GRT: By operator and by ship name.
www.coltoncompany.com/shipbldg/worldsbldg/cruise/cruiseoperators.htm
www.coltoncompany.com/shipbldg/worldsbldg/cruise/cruiseships.htm
 

MESSAGE: May 16th - Messages that are recruiting
From time to time I get messages for the board that are from individuals looking to find staff. Gaming floor has an employment section. The fee is $150 for 1 month - $5 a day. I also check to make sure that the jobs exist and that the companies are legit.

If someone is looking to employ staff and they cannot afford $150 - they really should not be in the casino business. 
Ian
 

NAME: Dave Hill
PRESENTLY IN: Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Lesley Henderson
CLUES: Last heard of working in Jo'burg. Drop us a line.
E-MAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

POSITION: Cashiers, Craps Dealers, Supervisors (must sit box), Slot Technicians
LOCATION: Texas Treasure Casino's. 
Operate two gambling/day cruise ships from ports in Texas, USA.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 13th May: The above job listing has come in for Texas Treasure Casino Cruises. C1-D as well as some safetely certificates may be required. See the Ad for more details.  Ian
 

NAME: Johann Goosen
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Colin Worth
CLUES: An old friend is looking for your e-mail address Colin!
E-MAIL: tsjakaz@aol.com
 

MESSAGE: May 12th - Gambling icon Copa Casino in watery grave
Any of you shippies who can remember the Pride of Mississippi or The Pride of Galveston in the late 80's will find this story of interest. It later became the Copa Casino and was Mississippi's 8th dockside casino. It sank off the Dom Rep in March - Ian 
 

NAME: Dave & Melanie Green (Bigdave)
PRESENTLY IN: England-midlands
IS LOOKING FOR: Rich Elliott Simon Hogg and anyone else who knows us From Eilat, Czech rep or England
CLUES: To anyone who Knows us Just to let you know that we have a 3 month old Daughter. If you know us drop us a line.
E-MAIL: dbi9dave@aol.com
 

NAME: Joyce Simpson
PRESENTLY IN: Surrey
IS LOOKING FOR: Georgina Crothswaite
CLUES: london bahamas
E-MAIL: joyce.simpson@virgin.net
 

HELLO FROM!: Tom (Tomski)  Maloney
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin, Ireland. Anyone who may remember me from Russia, Poland, Cyprus, Manchester or anywhere else they may have worked with me would be glad to hear from you.
E-MAIL: TomskyMaloney@Hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Nick Evans
PRESENTLY IN: Anyone know where Alex 'Dogbreathski' Rydzewski is from the Discovery days or other, get in touch
E-MAIL: capricious31@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Nick Evans
PRESENTLY IN: In Moscow working on my tan. Any techs out there from the dailys in the late eighties 
E-MAIL: capricious31@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dave Hill
PRESENTLY IN: Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Sean ( 1 hand ) Kennett
CLUES: Last heard of doing telesales in Luton area with girlfriend.
E-MAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Dave Hill
PRESENTLY IN: Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Cahill Walsh
CLUES: Last heard of working in London. Drop us a line.
E-MAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Anthony Eaton
MESSAGE: Would like to get on touch with anyone who I worked with in Liverpool (grand, Soames) also in Blackpool (castle)
E-MAIL: aeaton67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Rob Adams
PRESENTLY IN: never present, still in Budapest
IS LOOKING FOR: dave "n" vicki, lamb lambert, or the rest of the piss heads from greece
CLUES: patras, and budapest
E-MAIL: robadams69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dylan McGaveston
MESSAGE: Hi, just had a major upheavel in my life and need to get on a cruise ship, need real advice on what lines to avoid, best paying ones etc
E-MAIL: Towniebum@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Marcus Gill
PRESENTLY IN: LUTON.   Hi to anyone out there who I worked with on NCL or the Cyprus ships or Swansea. Get in contact.
E-MAIL: marcusayshea@btopenworld.com
 

NAME: Justin Tiesdell Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Bernie Sheilds from Liverpool
CLUES: Used to be a slot tech on Carnival in late 80s. Heard he moved to either reno or tahoe.
E-MAIL: hoverjocki@hotmail.com
 

I was reluctant to post this message, but then thought it might possibly be important.  Ian
NAME: peter smivers
PRESENTLY IN: prison
IS LOOKING FOR: that sort wid the huge hooters
CLUES: er cant remeber her name, but she was right old boiler, i think it was stacey sommat, she was in miami on the ships in 95.
E-MAIL: p.smivers@talk21.com
 

1/5/2003

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