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May - June 2009
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June Messages

NAME: Catherine (CAT) Taylor
PRESENTLY IN: Yorkshire
MESSAGE: Is looking for anyone who used to work at stakis/Ladbrokes/Gala Casino - Bradford, Hall Ings.  A Few of us are currently trying to oranise a reunion night out, and would love to find the few missig people who worked there.
EMAIL: catherinetaylorsw@hotmail.com
 

30/6 job listing...
Casino Manager - Caribbean, T & T, Sunny Group.
 

27/6 job listing...
Experienced Dealers - St Moritz, Switzerland. For winter season.
 

25/6 job listings...
CORRECTED JOB TITLE & DESCRIPTION
Assistant Director - Surveillance - Resorts World, Singapore.
Gaming, Slot Tech, Cash desk Reception - Grosvenor Manchester. Interviews 2nd July.
 

NAME: andrew.garland
PESENTLY IN: england
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gordon Young
THE CLUES ARE...: worked iran, antwerp, amsterdam & africa 70s 80s.

IS SEARCHING FOR: lady who i went out with antwerp early 80s.
THE CLUES ARE...: Antwerp.
EMAIL: andrew.garland@sky.com
 

NAME: Mark Banks
MESSAGE: Shocked to hear about the passing of Lil, she was an absolute diamond in an industry full of fools gold! It wasn't just stray cats and dogs she took in either!
Thanks Lil, i will never forget your kindness.
Sleep well pet X
EMAIL: banxi666@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Skyvision
MESSAGE: - Lilibet Czyzewska -
We all loved and respected you......
EMAIL: thepeoplescasino@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Tina Cogger
MESSAGE: So sorry to hear about Leon. I worked with him in Sun City and agree with everyone else on what a good bloke he was.
EMAIL: tinacogger@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nick Ward
PESENTLY IN: Hardrock, Florida
IS SEARCHING FOR: Dave Roberts
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked Lesotho, Southern Africa for Sun International. Last heard of working in the UK. Was said to be going to Ireland to work.
EMAIL: naward777@hotmail.com
 

NAME: mark and vikki (thaba 'nchu)
MESSAGE: just heard about Leon was such a star to us when we first arrived in thaba 'nchu. A wonderful man. Our thoughts go to his family. x
EMAIL: markd66@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Steve Bullen
MESSAGE: It is great sadness that i inform you all of the passing of one of the industries nicest ladies. Lilibet Czyzewska passed away on the 11th june after a long battle, Lil will be remembered as a lover of all the stray cats and dogs in numerous countries and as the only person i know in this business that everyone loved.
Our loss is heavens gain.
EMAIL: steveyb2@hotmail.com
 

16/6 job listings...
Operations Manager & Marketing Assistant - RGB. Macau.
Dealer/Senior Dealer - Southampton & Portsmouth. Grosvenor.
Erfahrene Croupier (M/W) - Casino Zurichsee, Switzerland.
 

12/6 job listings...
Experienced Croupier /Poker Dealer - 4 Aces. Galway
Experienced Supervisors and Pitboss - Tanzania. Kings Casino
 

NAME: Tony Nota
MESSAGE: It is with great sadness that I have heard of Leon's death. I worked with him in Sun City in the 80's and always found him to be an absolute gentleman. May he rest in peace.
EMAIL: massimo.remo@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: andy & beccy avern-love
MESSAGE: Our condolences to Leons's family. We have only happy memories of Leon, it was so typical of him not wanting to miss a good party and flying in from the Seychelles for our wedding, 17 years ago. A lovely surprise.
Wise words $lap, hope Sally and you are well. 
Hi Vic, hope retirement is treating you well.
EMAIL: avernlove@btinternet.com
 

10/6 job listings...
Temporary Poker and Main Floor Dealers - UK. Prestige People (Agency) PDF Direct link.
Casino General Manager (Dyrektor Kasyna) - Poland Olympic Casino. Direct link to Ad. in Polish.

9/6 job listings...
Exp. Casino Dealers, Bar & Waiting staff etc. - Rendezvous & Casino at the Empire.
Casino Dealers, Bar staff waiters etc. - Alea/LCI Provinces
Customer Service Manager - Grosvenor Walsall.
Dealers, Slot Manager, Cage Cashier - Big M Casino, Two locations U.S.
Surveillance Manager - Sunny Group, T & T.
 
 
 

Macau & G2E Asia
7th June, 2009.
OK back in business.

Below are a bundle of new messages, job listings to follow.  Ian

NAME: john woosley
MESSAGE: Rest in peace Leon, you are a truly nice guy. We started together at Sun City in March 1980, along with Dave Morrison and 3 others, all of us on the same flight out. It was good knowing you during those very special years. I have wonderful and very precious memories from that time. You are part of them.
EMAIL: johnrwoosley@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: nikki baylis
MESSAGE: looking for Chris Carvell from the Emerald Seas
EMAIL: nikkibaylis@tesco.net
 

NAME: philip sewell
PESENTLY IN: vienna, concord card casino
IS SEARCHING FOR: people that worked in amsterdam.
THE CLUES ARE...: amsterdam, scarborough, milliadair, pinball king.
EMAIL: philipbraytonsewell@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Sharon Oliver (nee Normans)
MESSAGE: Leon was the kindest and most thoughtful person. It was a privilege to work with such a good man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in Peace.
EMAIL: sharon@shangara.com
 

NAME: Ann Louise Peters (ex Dalton/Barnes)
MESSAGE: Felt I had to post on here how sad I felt about the news of Leon Penner's untimely death.  I have such fond memories of our times in Sun City when we were (mostly all!) young, free and single.  May he rest in peace. xx
EMAIL: toneal76@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jack Hughesman & Maureen Scott
MESSAGE: I'm in absolutely shock to hear of Leon's passing. 
Leon was a 100% genuine guy. Our condolences to Leon's family.
EMAIL: jack271245@msn.com
 

NAME: Fortuna Dougherty
MESSAGE: Shocked and sad to hear about Leon. My condolences to his wife and family. RIP.
EMAIL: tonydoc@mailme.ae
 

NAME: Paul Richardson
PESENTLY IN: India
IS SEARCHING FOR: Chris Whiffen
THE CLUES ARE...: KIEV-93.......talked in Kazakhstan.
Back in the game chris please get in touch...
EMAIL: paulrichardson59@yahoo.com
 

Name: Ian Sutton
Find me on...: Facebook
Link: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517825633
email: editorial@gamingfloor.com
 

1/6/2009


 
 
May Messages

NAME: $lap
PRESENTLY IN: Cape Town
MESSAGE: I would like to second the thoughts and thanks Bryan Webster posted recently regarding the service Ian provides us all to mourn the loss of all our YOUNG collegues who have passed away over the last few years. Whilst it is shocking and painful for those left behind. We must remember we have for the most part lived hard and played hard, this is when we laughed the most. For that is the nature of this business and most of us would not have had it any other way. For our fondest memories are of the times we were working hard or playing harder and for all those who have passed that is how I will remember them laughing.
EMAIL: mikeandsally@wol.co.za
 

NAME: Tommy Gibbons
MESSAGE: Sad to hear about Leon. He was a great bloke and I really enjoyed his freindship at Thaba 'Nchu and Sun City. RIP mate and I hope his family can find strength during this terrible time.
EMAIL: t_c_gibbons@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nick Holt
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon - one of the nicer guys at Sun City. Raising an Amstel ATM ... cheers mate.
EMAIL: nick@whydontyousmile.com
 

NAME: Paul Winder
MESSAGE: I am heading over to London Saturday 6 June and a few old casino faces are getting together for a drink at The Captain Kidd pub in Wapping for a few drinks. Alex Dalton and Nigel Wyles are coming down so anyone in London next Saturday, pop in for a drink.
EMAIL: paulwinder@discoverymail.co.za
 

NAME: Lisa Waterfield
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas, NV.
MESSAGE: Very shocked to hear about Leon. Many fun memories of you at Sun City 1984-86. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP Leon.
EMAIL: lisa.waterfield@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jeff Barnett
MESSAGE: My heart weeps for my cousin Leon.
I am so pleased that he has been remembered so well by so many.
Thank you Robin for all you have done for Leon in life and death.
EMAIL: barjeff1@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Susan Haines
PESENTLY IN: Shropshire, England
IS SEARCHING FOR: Eamon J. Nelson
THE CLUES ARE...: Loutraki '96, U.S national - possibly in Spokane WA,
age ? - he wouldn't thank me for revealing that!.

IS SEARCHING FOR: Liz Bowman and Katie
THE CLUES ARE...: Wolverhampton and Loutraki. what are you up to these days?'

IS SEARCHING FOR: Rachel and Jeanette
THE CLUES ARE...: Loutraki 95/96. you looked after me when I was ill.
EMAIL: s.haines61@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Vic Aslet
MESSAGE: Very sad news about Leon. As many people here have said, he was an all round good bloke and will be missed by many. Another Sun City good guy gone. My thoughts go out to his family. RIP Leon.
EMAIL: vaslet@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Brian Moss
MESSAGE: I was at Sun City in the early days back in  1980, and I remember Leon as a lovely fellah, and we all know how much he will be sadly missed. RIP
EMAIL: maisonmoss@yahoo.com
 



18/5 job listings...
Pai Gow Tiles - It's LCI and the Ad's in Chinese.
Experienced Dealers for Summer Months - London. Genting.
 

NAME: CARL FARRELL
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon. As with many on here I worked with him in Sun City and he was indeed one of the  nice guys. Condolencies to the family.
EMAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jeremy Law
MESSAGE: I was shocked to hear about Leon, my condolences to his wife and family, a lovely man that always had time for people.  A sad loss!
EMAIL: Jeremyhlaw@googlemail.com
 

NAME: Ian Belgian
MESSAGE: I am deeply shocked to hear the news of Bonnie, she was an excellent card room manager with a great personality, a real pleasure to work with. She will be missed by all, my condolences to her family.
EMAIL: ianbelgian@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: There have unfortunately been a number of very sad bereavement notifications recently and several more over the years that Gaming floor has been in operation. May I say on behalf of us all, a very sincere Thank You, to Ian Sutton for posting our bereavement notifications and condolance messages. The casino industry is a close knit one and Ian has provided a way of expressing our loss of great characters and friends that we have worked with over the years. Thanks Ian
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
Thank you Bryan, appreciate it GF has always been a Ltd. company and still is a one man band so pats on the back are very welcome. Ian
 

NAME: Alison Dye
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Fabio Moretti
THE CLUES ARE...: Last known in Venezuela
EMAIL: alisonsullivan@theclermontclub.com
 

NAME: Ian Wilson
MESSAGE: So sad and shocked to hear about Leon. Was a great guy, have great memories working with him at Star Cruises.
EMAIL: ianwilson69@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Douglas Alexander Tait
MESSAGE: I'm stunned and saddened to hear of the passing of Bonnie Price. I had the pleasure of working with her in 2006 at Star City's card room. My condolences goes out to her family.
EMAIL: d19a12t63@hotmail.com


NAME: christiaan rowles
MESSAGE: I am sad to say that Bonnie Price passed away last week, she was an excellent cardroom manager and I'm sure anyone that knew her will be shocked and saddened to hear this.
EMAIL: christiaanrowles@hotmail.com

 

NAME: Mike Walker
MESSAGE: So sad to here news of Leon's passing ... Deepest condolences to his wife & family... Itís certainly a huge wake up call when someone so full of life is taken from us...
EMAIL: mwswalker@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Alan Simpson
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear of the passing of a true "Gaming" gentleman. My heartfelt sympathy to Leon's wife and family.
EMAIL: homersim43@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tina Jones
MESSAGE: Some happy memories of the caroursel SA 1991 feel lucky to have known Leon Penner, god bless
EMAIL: blackwidowjones@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Robin Humphreys
MESSAGE: Leon what a great guy and will be missed by all that know him RIP mate and I will have a Black and Coke for you. I have passed all messages to his wife and she thanks everyone for the kind words. Leon's funeral will be held on Monday 18th May in Thailand.
EMAIL: humphreys_robin@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Stuart Warren
MESSAGE: Sad to hear of Leon's Passing. Many fond memories of him still in my heart. He still holds the record in the oyster bar in Pretoria of 68 oysters in one sitting.
God bless you Leon. x
EMAIL: colapubes@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Simon Purtill
PESENTLY IN: Purgatory
IS SEARCHING FOR: Hugo Mersey
THE CLUES ARE...: Last seen in a pair of hotpants backstage at the Led Zep gig.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gregg Braun
THE CLUES ARE...: Last seen in a pie shop.
EMAIL: originalskin@live.com
 

Name: Gaming Awards
Find me on...: Twitter
Link: www.twitter.com/gamingawards
 

Name: luke everitt
Find me on...: Facebook'
Link: www.facebook.com
email: everitt_blueboy4eva@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Nigel & Celeste Block
MESSAGE: Unbelievable news about Leon it just goes to prove yet again only the good die young. R.I.P.
EMAIL: legin13@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Mandy Hayden
MESSAGE: So sad to hear Leon's no longer here, he was one of the best friends I ever had.
EMAIL: the_aricos@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Rene Kunzi
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon, remember the good old days playing golf in Sun City. Condolences to his Family and rest in peace my old mate.
EMAIL: rgkunzi@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Andrea Dudbridge
MESSAGE: So sad to hear Leon has passed away, can't believe it. What a fantastic guy, always smiling and such a gentleman. Have lovely memories of the Sun City days and will always treasure them. R.I.P.
EMAIL: vivalasvegas2@aol.com
 

NAME: John Head
MESSAGE: Sad to hear of Leon's demise he was a good man and condolences to his family.
EMAIL: johnandrewhead@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dean Evans
MESSAGE: Leon was a gentleman of the highest order and the best neighbour one could wish for in Sun City. Have an Amstel with the rest of the boys Leon.
Rest in peace my friend.
EMAIL: dean_evans@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Jackie Fell
MESSAGE: So shocked and saddened to hear about Leon. Last saw him in Tanzania. We had some good lunches with lots of talk about the good old days. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this very emotional time'
EMAIL: islandjax@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Mike Simms
PESENTLY IN: Freeport, Bahamas.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Martin Burnside
THE CLUES ARE...: Hi There Martin, trying to touch base, to say hello & how are you ?. Mike.
EMAIL: mikeandpat39@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Mark Hopkins
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Paul Hooper
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked together for Holland America cruise line.
EMAIL: markinstructor@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Ray McCluskey
MESSAGE: So sad to hear of the passing of Leon Penner RIP.
EMAIL: r.mccluskey111@ntlworld.com
 

NAME: Ian Belgian
MESSAGE: One of the nicest guys in the business.
Really can't believe it, rest in peace mate.
EMAIL: ianbelgian@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Neels Meyer
MESSAGE: It is with great sadness to hear of Leon's passing. I have nothing but fun and fond memories of him. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Leon's family.......Shalom my friend.
EMAIL: lagairoi123@gmail.com
 

NAME: Frank Braam
MESSAGE: I am very sad to hear about the sudden and unexpected news of Leon's passing. He was a great guy and will be fondly remembered. My condolences to his family.
EMAIL: braam@stormbv.com
 

NAME: David Crowther
MESSAGE: So very sad to hear about Leon, i can't belive it, used to walk to work with him in the early days at Sun city, what a gentleman he was, nothing ever a problem.God bless you mate.RIP.
EMAIL: davidcrowther@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Joe Maguire
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Leon, a good guy who always had time for everyone, will be truly missed by all that knew him, my condolences, R.I.P my friend.
EMAIL: joemaguire64@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Craig Field
MESSAGE: Leon, rest in peace mate, I cannot believe we exchanged emails only two days ago. This is a terrible huge shock. Leon has a heart of gold. I am just too shocked with this news.
EMAIL: craigfield2000@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Scott& Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Our thoughts are with Leons' family at this difficult time. Rest in Peace.
EMAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
 

NAME: David Atkins
MESSAGE: Very sad news to hear of the passing of Leon Penner - A Sun City stalwart. Like many, if not all, of that era it didn't matter if you loved him or hated him, he always had you back. RIP mate.
EMAIL: atkins.david@verizon.net
 

NAME: Dave Lawrence
MESSAGE: Still in shock, worked with Leon in Star Cruise as well as Tanzania.
Rest in Peace.
EMAIL: jdavejosh@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Steve Thornton
MESSAGE: My old mate, I can't get ny head around the fact your gone, I sit here hoping perhaps it's just a sick joke; but I know it's not. I'll have 'penguin' sandwiches in your honour for breakfast tomorrow mate, just like we used to at the Cascades.
RIP. Steve and Michelle.
EMAIL: stevethornton555@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Bryan & Julie Webster
MESSAGE: What shocking news out of the blue! Leon was a lovely guy - I think he got on with everyone he worked with. Fond memories of him at Sun City in the 80's. Rest in Peace mate.
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com


NAME: Travis
MESSAGE: I would just like to say some said news from Poipet, Cambodia.
Leon Penner passed away suddenly last night. Leon worked in Sun City, on Star Cruises and lots of other places, he will be sorely missed. RIP.
EMAIL: travisbooth@hotmail.com

NAME: Dave Pritchard
MESSAGE: My thoughts are with you Les. sorry to hear of your loss.
EMAIL: davepritchard777@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Thornton
MESSAGE: So sorry to hear of your loss Les, Rest in Peace Bernie.
Our thoughts are with you and your son at this time.
EMAIL: stevethornton555@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Scott & Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Our thoughts are with both Les and Brandon, we remember Bernie with fondness. God Bless and Rest in Peace.'
EMAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Very sorry to hear about Bernie, Les and Bernie were one of the nicest couples I remember at Sun City. Julie and I send our condolences to Les and his family.
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 


NAME: Peter O'Neill
MESSAGE: Just passing on the sad news that Bernie Welch passed away last night after a long and brave battle with cancer. Les and Brandon you are in our prayers. GOD BLESS GIRL Peter, Sonell and family.
EMAIL: poneill@emperorspalace.com

NAME: john ogden
PESENTLY IN: london
IS SEARCHING FOR: jane mcinnes & therese levine - nee-naylor.
THE CLUES ARE...: we worked together at the clifton casino in lythem st annes.
EMAIL: johnogden999@yahoo.co.uk
 

Name: Vijay Anand Pillay
Find me on...: Linked In
Link: www.linkedin.com
email: vijayanandpillay@gmail.com
 

Enough about Chelsea being unlucky against Barcelona.
This happened in the Hamburg Bremen game the next day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbTwJgha0xg - Now that's unlucky !
 

FYI. Donation kitty stands at 75 pounds for this message board. There hasn't been a single donation  in several months. Ian
 

8/5 job listing...
Casino Dealers - Alea Leeds. LCI.

7/5 job listing...
Experienced Dealers - G Casino. Manchester.
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
PESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Barry (Eezooob) Evans
THE CLUES ARE...: Sun City '83 '84. Eezoob - get in touch or join facebook - some classic pics been posted including the famous arse-hair burning!
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 

4/5 job listing...
Experienced Dealers/Inspectors plus a Slot tech - Gala Casino Leicester

More job listings are required folks !
 


Four videos from the European Dealer Championship in Malmö are now online at my Vimeo.com account. You'll need circa 30 minutes tpo watch them all so grab a coffee. Ian

European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part I
www.vimeo.com/4459126
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part II
www.vimeo.com/4468229
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part III
www.vimeo.com/4490504
European Dealer Championship 2009 - Part IV the Winners
www.vimeo.com/4491887



 

Still time to get on Hadise to win the European Song Contest for Turkey at 10 to 1 on Betfair. No 1 viewed competitor on YouTube !.

Hadise Düm Tek Tek Eurovision 2009
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NAME: lesley campbell
PESENTLY IN: cape town south africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: fiona donnan
THE CLUES ARE...: last seen throttling cage desk manager at sun city 1990/91'
EMAIL: orders@litenet.co.za

1/5/2009

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