Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

November & December 2002
September - October 2002January - February 2003


DECEMBERS MESSAGES

NAME: Ian Wood
MESSAGE: Just want to wish a very happy and prosperous New Year to everyone I have had the pleasure of working with, and even those whom I didn't like working with.
E-MAIL: ianw@emerald-safari.co.za
 

NAME: Darren Veal and Louise Gillow
MESSAGE: Hello to all my mates, wherever you all are! We are having a blast aboard Royal Caribbean, drop me a line!
E-MAIL: sausagegob@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Chris Carman
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
IS LOOKING FOR: Edwin Powell
CLUES: Originally from Liverpool; has worked various casinos in Africa and Holland
E-MAIL: cgcarman@primus.ca
 

NAME: Kelsey Reed
PRESENTLY IN: Brighton
IS LOOKING FOR: Jazzy (Graham Austin)
CLUES: I lost your email address and missed your phone call. Please email me or phone me or can anyone else give me his email address?
E-MAIL: kelseyreed@hotmail.com
 

NAME: NCL Crew Lovefest 2003
MESSAGE: For those lucky people still in the sun. The NCL Crew Reunion 2003 will be held February 22, 2003 at the Doubletree Hotel, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami (behind the old Omni Mall)

Check out: Kevin Robson's Crew Newsletter http://www.crewnewsletter.cc/Party/Index.asp
So what is the Omni called these days? and is walking back to the ships still as dodgy.
 

NAME: Gordon Cameron
MESSAGE: Tom Alcorn, somewhere in Nam, send me your e-mail address!
E-MAIL: gcameron@caesars.co.za
Email address sent. Ian
 

NAME: Carl Farrel
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow
IS LOOKING FOR: Dave Henry
CLUES: Last sen in Greece telling a punter to learn English, Then he would not have to read the subtitles on his TV!.
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Stephen Tucker
PRESENTLY IN: North Carolina
IS LOOKING FOR: Joseph Pettit
CLUES: Taj Mahal in A.C. 1992
E-MAIL: steviestonegate@aol.com
 
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Steve Brown & Renata Niec
GREETING: Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone we have worked with
EMAIL: stevekoplfc96@hotmail.com

NAME: Susan Strong
PRESENTLY IN: surrey, england
IS LOOKING FOR: workmates, from mecca, playboy
CLUES: Worked at mecca from 1977 - 1981, playboy 1981/82
E-MAIL: susiestrong2@hotmail.com
 
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Andy Sellers
Merry Christmas and A Happy 2003 to all, especially the old Society Staff. Overnight in Key West Xmas day...will have a drink for you all!
EMAIL: andytaff@hotmail.com

NAME: Porto Carras, Greece
MESSAGE: Latest news we have is for the re-opening of the property to be sometime in March-April 2003 with ambitious plans to develop the resort and Golf course. Ian
 
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Vincent Dale & Annie B
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, To all out there that know us.
EMAIL: vincentdale@bigfoot.com

NAME: Gavin South
PRESENTLY IN: Vietnam
IS LOOKING FOR: Clint Barrow
CLUES: Wild Coast Sun in 94 then went to USA and got married.
E-MAIL: gavmate777@hotmail.com
 
 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Erica Burt
To all those out there who remember me, have a happy Crimbo and may all your new year wishes come true
EMAIL: bettylove_uk@yahoo.com

 
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Jerry, Suellen & Colin Bailey
Seasons Greetings to all our friends worldwide. We have moved yet again, now in Fresno California.
EMAIL: brummie@attbi.com

 
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM: Bryan Webster
Merry Xmas to all those I've had the pleasure (or displeasure) of working with in the Casino Biz. Now out of the game since 1993 and can't say I miss it.  Do miss the parties though! Hi to all who know me in South Africa!
EMAIL: BryanRWebster@aol.com

NAME: Lesley-Ann Henderson
MESSAGE: Wanna contact Andy and Christine Burden - Sun City & Amatola. Hudson Harvey, Dave and Cheryl & Viv Lawson-Very WILD Coast Sun.
E-MAIL: lhenderson@grcc.co.za
 

NAME: London Union Vote! - 17th December 2002
MESSAGE: News just in is that the Union vote at London's Grosvenor Clubs has been decided 589 to 15 - In favour of having union representation. All 5 casinos are now represented by the T&G.

NAME: Rob Adams
MESSAGE: Anyone who remembers me get in touch, would be great to here from some of you, and the rest, well
E-MAIL: robadams69@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Peter Tynan
PRESENTLY IN: Manchester. Still alive should anybody give a s**t!
E-MAIL: tynan.peter@virgin.net
 

HELLO FROM!: broadie
PRESENTLY IN: Back in manchester having a great time drop me a line if you know me
E-MAIL: broadie67uk@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Tara Wartenberg
MESSAGE: looking for Nikki Izzard last known at London clubs. Sportsman I think be in touch.Also Anita worked at Klassis 92ish. 
E-MAIL: pachanga@zahav.net.il
 

NAME: Website Forms
MESSAGE: From Thursday to Monday evening the forms on the site were all out of order. What the problem was is a bit of a mystery, but they are all repaired now. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
E-MAIL: ian@gamingfloor.com
 

NAME: Ian Sutton
PRESENTLY IN: Germany
IS LOOKING FOR: Mathew Taylor (Matt) (Found)
CLUES: One of the 7 Taylor brothers. Usually in some remote tranquil setting or London. If working - usually carries a screwdriver to look busy :) Lost his email address.
E-MAIL: editorial@gamingfloor.com
 

NAME: Michael Morley
PRESENTLY IN: Switzerland
IS LOOKING FOR: Kelly Carrol
CLUES: It would be nice to have a chat.
E-MAIL: mikedmorley@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Vanessa du Plessis
MESSAGE: Hi, I need some help. I am looking for info of any places, casinos or cruiseliners that will take a SA couple to work for them!!!!!!!! Thanks!
E-MAIL: vees@ananzi.co.za
 

NAME: Andre Van Der Merwe
MESSAGE: Looking for Marius Van Der Merwe, apparently somewhere on a daily ship (Key West, Florida, USA)
E-MAIL: andre_vd_merwe@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Adriano
MESSAGE: Hello Victoria, my heart is still beating for You!. Please e-mail me!
E-MAIL: adriancup@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nick Wade
MESSAGE: I am looking to become a croupier and am living in Bristol. If anyone knows a way for a total beginner to get involved then please HELP!!
E-MAIL: nikc_w@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Pete Hackett
PRESENTLY IN: Derby. Hello to anyone who remembers me from Star of Texas and Porto Carras
E-MAIL: peter.hackett68@ntlworld.com
 

3rd December        Miami       Source: Yahoo/AP Photos
Chip and Wheel cleaning onboard Carnival's Fascination
Wheel Cleaning, Chip Cleaning, Fascination docked in Miami
The Fascination arrived in the Port of Miami Monday with nearly 190 guests and 4 crew members affected by a gastrointestinal virus.
So how was your Port day?
 

NAME: Robert Minto
MESSAGE: hi to anyone who remembers me from the carousel S.Africa, Hong Kong, Greece or Cz.Republic. I am still alive(just)pit bossing in the IOM. get in touch if the feeling hits you. 
E-MAIL: vodkamonster01@excite.com

1/12/2002


 
 
NOVEMBER'S MESSAGES

NAME: Brendan McHugh
PRESENTLY IN: Berkley, Glasgow
IS LOOKING FOR: 'Turbo' Tommy and Rebecca Roberts
CLUES: The Chev 3/4 yrs ago, going home to Australian East Coast?
E-MAIL: brendansbit@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Rik & Bobbie Cowley
PRESENTLY IN: UK
ARE LOOKING FOR: Ann Louise & Mike Barnes
CLUES: Does anyone know where they are or Mark and Lisa from south africa, if you worked with us drop us a line.
E-MAIL: stellaplease@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Rik & Bobbie Cowley
MESSAGE: Hello, this is Rik & Bobbie from Liverpool, we worked in South Africa, Royal Carribean Cruise Lines and Amsterdam is there anyone around who knows us,drop us a line.
E-MAIL: stellaplease@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Dealers and Table Inspectors
MESSAGE: 22nd November.  Texas Treasure Casino Cruises that have operations in Texas and recently from Palm Beach have just placed an Ad for dealers and table inspectors
Ian
 

NAME: Dealers - Dublin
MESSAGE: 21st November.  The Merrion Casino Club in Dublin are now advertising for dealers.
Ian
 

NAME: Catherine Taylor
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Gary Hart
CLUES: Worked Stakis Bradford last heard of working in The Mint, London
E-MAIL: catherinetaylorsw@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Hugh(shuggie)McGreechin
MESSAGE: Gaveoutwronge-mailaddresslasttimeappologiestoanyonewhomayhavetriedtocontactme
E-MAIL: shuggiemac@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Chris Anastassopoulos
PRESENTLY IN: Hi anybody that remembers me from THE OLD GOOD MMABATHO DAYS. I'm in Moscow at the moment.Can anybody try an find Glenys Odendaal (my ex).Last time I knew that she was working in Monte Casino South Africa. I anyone bumps into her tell her to contact me on e-mail. Thanks!!!!!!I really need to hear from her.
E-MAIL: argosvoyger@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Are we talking telephone numbers or what!
MESSAGE: Through my telephone number supplier I have been informed that the UK number 

07002 007 007
is available. Please contact me if anyone is interested. Potentially this is a terrific investment and can re-direct to any land or established mobile number. 
Ian 007@gamingfloor.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Colin & Tracey
PRESENTLY IN: Greece. Looking for Mike Garrity. Last seen Wolverhampton 1995. Still got my vids?
E-MAIL: collins@hol.gr
 

NAME: Hard Rock Casino - Manchester
MESSAGE: I suppose management are wondering where all the colour chips off AR are going.
Maybe here is a clue... tad expensive!

Hard Rock Casino Manchester Complete Chip Set 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=737826394
 

NAME: Nigel French & Louise Ross
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Denis Padmore & Cherie Caldwell
CLUES: Strange looking bloke with a dodgy bird
E-MAIL: nibs@tinyworld.co.uk
 

NAME: Liz Carr
MESSAGE: I'd like to say Hi to anyone who remembers the good times we had on the SS Norway or any other NCL/RCCL ships (85/92) Maybe you'll remember me as the LIZARD!! Send me a message sometime. Bye
E-MAIL: lpaganUK@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Sue Kelly
PRESENTLY IN: Hi Everyone, If you are visiting St.Kitts look me up at the Royal Resort Casino (Marriott) in Frigate Bay. 
E-MAIL: suekelly065@hotmail.com
 

22nd & 23rd November        Port Everglades       Source: Miami Herald & AP
Passengers leave "Ship from Hell" - You couldn't relax, says one - Holland America's Amsterdam
Crew Faces Huge Cruise Ship Clean-Up
If any visitors were or are presently on the Amsterdam I would be interested to know what precautions were taken by the casino. Have the chips and tables also had to be disinfected?
Ian
 

NAME: Malcolm Woodhouse
MESSAGE: To all Pai Gow dealers. Need a paid Holiday for a month (december)! You are an EXPERT Pai Gow dealer. Vietnam needs you! Send me your info
E-MAIL: mnwoodhouse@hotmail.com
After enquiring about this message Malcolm needs a Pai Gow trainer for a month. Could be interesting.
 

NAME: Stacey from Stoke
MESSAGE: Rafi Survivors... looking for Alan Neil Lyndsy or timmy love! Myself, leah Yvette and Simon all ended up in Dublin. Where yous?
E-MAIL: spacee69@hotmail
 

NAME: Glen Mcinnes
PRESENTLY IN: london
IS LOOKING FOR: Chris Cousins
CLUES: last seen in Durban S.A.
E-MAIL: MPCLAD@AOL.COM
 

NAME: Dave Hill
PRESENTLY IN: Arse end of Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Sally Furjon
CLUES: Last seen workin Jo'bg '92/'93. Possibly gone back to Darwin.
E-MAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Emma Dawson
PRESENTLY IN: Derby
IS LOOKING FOR: Serena Mcullen
CLUES: Used to work on 'ss Atlantic' (big red boat) 1993/4. Home address in Sale, Chesire. Would love to here from you or any clues.
E-MAIL: shortstuff.ok@ntlworld.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Graeme Watson
PRESENTLY IN: In Western Australia, A big hello to anyone I know from Star Cruises, Burswood, Crown or Sydney Harbour.   At the moment I'm out of the casino business and returned to Australia to study.   Drop me a line to say g'day.
E-MAIL: grajwat@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Senior Pit Boss - Corrected link - file was not uploaded !!!
MESSAGE: Once again I have to say not many job listings coming in. Storm International however do have the above position that was posted on the 9th November.
 

NAME: Lukas Kljap
PRESENTLY IN: Czech Republic, Teplice
IS LOOKING FOR: Moray Wood
CLUES: Probably in Kenya
E-MAIL: lucas_k@centrum.cz
 

HELLO FROM!: Dogan Beker
PRESENTLY IN: In Turkey
E-MAIL: doganbeker@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Howard Lowe
PRESENTLY IN: Now living in Houston TX, any one of my co-workers out there,  get in touch if you guys want, from NY, S.Carolina, Canada....C'on in.... 
E-MAIL: h.lowe@worldnet.att.net
 

HELLO FROM!: Nigel Wyles
PRESENTLY IN: hello to all that know me,especially x Carousel/morula sun staff.s.a.If there's anybody out there please drop me a line
E-MAIL: nigelwyles496@msn.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Lorraine Furber
PRESENTLY IN: Hi, am still in South Africa till April next year and then heading for another walkabout. Anyone out there remember me.
E-MAIL: rainebo@hotmail.com
 
 

Q & A - employment section

Why do you charge for job listings?
This is a question I frequently get asked. The charge is $5 a day -$150 a month. In many countries less than the price of a packet of cigarettes. Gaming floor is also a full time operation - not a hobby. All advertisers I phone to make sure the job exists, the salary and conditions are also enquired of. Deals on multiple entries or long term campaigns can be negotiated.
 

What advertisements don't you list?
No advertisement or company that just appears to want "blonde female dealers" will ever be taken. Positions should be open to male and female applicants and there should be no language in the advertsement that discriminates against age, race or religion. Passport, work and/or visa requirements I usually insist are included.
 

Why are there so few listings?
Baffles me!. Considering that Gaming floor is well known now around the world. Any casino that is short staffed and busy is certainly losing money.  If a company cannot open tables, maintain slots or offer quality customer service they might as well just give money to the competition.
 

How could I help Gaming floor?
If you are working in a casino that is constantly short staffed please feel free to pass on the link to your management.

Ian
9/11/2002

NAME: Costa Rica
MESSAGE: This is an interesting link. The website of the Club Colonial.
www.1costaricalink.com/eng/web/colonial/games.htm
Terrific pictures - Big game in the training school not sure what the Bingo machine is doing where the wheel should be. Maybe it picks the number?

Nice to see the trainess turning up in evening wear. OK, you've got the job. Ian
 

NAME: International Casino Exhibition, London - 1993 & 1995
MESSAGE: For my records, anyone got a spare show catalogue from these years. 
This could be a tough one! Ian editorial@gamingfloor.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Peter Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: Westcliffe Casino. Looking for a chat with all the people unlucky to have drank with me in ....Israel, Bulgaria, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Luton, Northampton and the ships for Connie in 92, 94 & 95. 
E-MAIL: CROUPIER81270@AOL.COM
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
MESSAGE: Looking for Pat Lydon, worked with in Moortown, Leeds '97. Just missed him @ Westcliff before he shot off to Russia.
E-MAIL: CROUPIER81270@AOL.COM
 

NAME: David Ruffell
MESSAGE: would any ex paradise island casino pioneers please contact me a.s.a.p...david
ruffell.
E-MAIL: raider3579@ukonline.co.uk
 

This came in using the employment form. I thought it was quite funny! Ian
NAME: X. XXXX
AGE: 40
PRESENTLY IN: US
CASINO EXPERIENCE: professional b.j. player  20 yrs. exp. looking for a player friendly casino.. w/ or w/out decent rules looking to have the ***** to "deal it up" in return for play i am willing to donate % of winning to a good cause.. no homeless shelter for x-pitbosses or up...
POSITION REQUIRED: pretty much a.c. area , but open to all interested
E-MAIL: XXXXXXXXX
 

NAME: Casino ships gamble on port - 1st November. South Florida Business Journal
MESSAGE: Complex story of the business affairs of the Palm Beach Princess, and the Texas Treasure II (Formerly Contessa) that has moved from Corpus Christi, Texas. The two ships are now competing against one another in Palm Beach.
 

HELLO FROM!: Christopher Wilson
PRESENTLY IN: Penzance Cornwall UK
E-MAIL: jules@warwickhouse.fsworld.co.uk
 

NAME: Ian Smith
MESSAGE: Congratulations to Peter Moore and his wife, Olga on the birth of their son Dimitri. For those who remember him, Peter worked in Liverpool many moons ago.  Now living in Kiev, Ukraine
E-MAIL: swebhunter@aol.com
 

NAME: David Kay
MESSAGE: anybody who remembers me
E-MAIL: david@kay65.fslife.co.uk
 

NAME: Mark Stephens
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Barney Galloway
CLUES: Star of Texas
E-MAIL: imascouse@hotmail.com
 

NAME: David Ruffell
MESSAGE: many people inc' the mayor of blair are looking for mick sutton. can anyone help (he's ex' paradise island) need phone no'.
E-MAIL: raider3579@ukonline.co.uk
 

NAME: David Ruffell
MESSAGE: ian and i are looking for scooter, ex p.i. pioneer. scooter contact the mayor of blair.
E-MAIL: raider3579@ukonline.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Darren Veal and Louise Gillow
PRESENTLY IN: Royal Caribbean in sunny Florida
E-MAIL: sausagegob@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Malcolm Woodhouse
MESSAGE: Hi people please Help! Need the Training Procedures for Sic bo and Pai gow and if you know the game 3 card Baccarat played in Macau.
E-MAIL: mnwoodhouse@hotmail.com

1/11/2002

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