Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

November & December 2003
September - October 2003January - February 2004


DECEMBER'S MESSAGES

NAME: Dean Evans
MESSAGE: Wishing Ian and everyone else I know in gaming, a happy and prosperous New Year.
E-MAIL: deanevans711@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Brendon Griffiths
MESSAGE: Hi Tom Alcorn.(what's your e mail address?)
How the devil are you not too cold I hope. Did Rhodes for a while and have been on my travels now for about a year and met an amazing lady in canada, ran out of money and
now back in london looking for work asap as i'm penniless, well that's the short version the long one would have to be done over a pint! all the best for the new year....bren 
E-MAIL: brendongriffiths@hotmail.com
Hoping 2004 is a good one Brendon, of course what your old muckers really want to know is what happened on the Radisson. Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Gokhan ALP
PRESENTLY IN: South Bromley, London. Thank you Jane and George I am very happy to know. Happy new year.
E-MAIL: sgalp@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Brown
MESSAGE: All the best Ian and to everyone I have worked with - even the ones I did not like.
E-MAIL: stevekopvkc96@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Rose Dolley
PRESENTLY IN: Israel
IS LOOKING FOR: Mathew Dennis
CLUES: Was last seen in dublin 1999, think he's from swansea in wales.
E-MAIL: rosedolley@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Carl Farell
PRESENTLY IN: Venezuela
IS LOOKING FOR: Kevin Caswell
CLUES: wild coast s.africa.. should be with sun international in petersburg ???? lost your
e-mail as well. Get in touch mate.
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Carl Farell
PRESENTLY IN: Venezuela
IS LOOKING FOR: Carlos Santa Cruz
CLUES: last seen in mc'donalds eating a triple burger with a donut for desert.
(lost your e-mail address)
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Bryan Webster
PRESENTLY IN: Best Wishes for Christmas & New Year to all past casino buddies around the world! To those of you still in the game, don't you think you're getting a bit old for this malarkey now? CHEERS!!!
E-MAIL: bryanrw69@aol.com
 

NAME: Peter (plug) Harrison
PRESENTLY IN: LA
IS LOOKING FOR: Gary Morrison
CLUES: Las seen in NY working for Celebrity Cruises
E-MAIL: wdaresw@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jerry Leong
MESSAGE: To all buddies of Haydn Hullah.
Sad news arrive today that Haydn just recovered from an brain operation in Leeds General
Infirmary. We wish him well.
E-MAIL: jleong@medgluv.com
 

NAME: Gokhan Alp (gorky)
MESSAGE: Is looking for his old friends Gary Buckley and mother of nature Sharon. last seen in singapore in 1996. anyone knows please let me know thnaks. 
E-MAIL: sgalp@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Brendon Griffiths
PRESENTLY IN: Back in london looking for work, if there's anybody about from back then {has it really been 10 years!!] need info and a little help. 07900842143
E-MAIL: brendongriffiths@hotmail.com

I normally don't like mobile numbers posting on the message board but I made an exception for my old buddy.
Ian
 

December 15th
Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort
Gaming floor would like to congratulate an old friend Eddie Llambias and his team on the opening of the Isle of Capri managed casino at Our Lucaya Beach.
Way to go Eddie. I've still got some suntan lotion left from 1993.!
Ian
 
 

December 12th
Interview with UNLV Professor Jim Kilby.
Scott Cameron and I invite you to post questions about the International casino world to Professor Kilby. He is the author of the best selling Casino Operations Management.
www.dicedealer.com/kilby_international.htm
E-mail a question to Scott and it will be forwarded: diceteach@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Michael R. Pipher
PRESENTLY IN: Indiana
IS LOOKING FOR: James McCalfish
CLUES: Mississippi, used to work at the "Cal" in L.V., NV. 1996
E-MAIL: mp1369@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Michael R. Pipher
PRESENTLY IN: Indiana
IS LOOKING FOR: Greg McKeen
CLUES: California Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. 89101, his position was MST.  1998.
E-MAIL: mp1369@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Vicky Medrano & Israel Molina
MESSAGE: Ian? Woods? is that you? For any old buddies; you can contact us at israelmolina@terra.com or vickymedrano@terra.com
Merry Christmas!
 

NAME: Vicky Medrano & Israel Molina
MESSAGE: Hi Carl! Sorry we took so long. The damn internet service was down in the island. We'll drop you an e-mail!
 

December 9th
Lack of jobs advertised on Gaming floor
Once again I have to apologise for the lack of job postings. I have also just done a search of Yahoo.co.uk -  http://uk.careers.yahoo.com/
Fish4jobs.co.uk -  http://fish4.co.uk/jobs
Monster.co.uk - http://jobsearch.monster.co.uk
Almost nothing there as well.!

But on U.S. Monster  - 162 results for "Casino" - http://jobsearch.monster.com

If your company requires staff please do not forget to tell HR about Gaming floor.
Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: David Gould
PRESENTLY IN: I am at Star City.
E-MAIL: jdgxx@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Danny Evans
MESSAGE: Somehow ended up grapefuit farming in Argentina after 6 years at Casino Iguazu. Find me a real job as Cage Manager and I'll get the beers in at ICE in January.
E-MAIL: danny_evans2001@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Alex Dalton
PRESENTLY IN: Sheffield
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Winder
CLUES: Paul is now in Cape Town - lucky sod, would be grateful if anyone could forward an email address. Thanks to everyone that contacted me regarding looking for nigel. Cheers E-MAIL: alxdltn@fsmail.net
 

NAME: Carl Farell
MESSAGE: Vicky Medrano and Israel Molino: good to hear from you. hows nick evans ? Im currently in Venezuela as GM for Tilly Int, lifes good and very busy ! drop us an e-mail and let me know how life is in St.Kitts..cheers...
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bob Jackson
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Vincent Dale (found)
CLUES: Probably in Plymouth
E-MAIL: bobjacko@hotmail.com
 

December 4th
Domain for Sale
www.pussycatcasino.com
The purr-fect name for a cat themed internet casino. Around half of all Internet gamblers are female. For a quick sale it is just £200 and assistance will be given for those inexperienced with a name transfer or hosting. Alternatively it will be sold to the highest bidder at BuyDomains.com
ian@gamingfloor.com
 

December 3rd
Dealers and Inspectors - Moscow
Amherst International invite applications for the above positions. Trainee dealers and experienced inspectors. See the full listing for further details
Ian
 
 

Derek Barnard 1928 - 2003

Derek Barnard was a much loved and respected patriarch of the Playboy UK Family. Sadly, he recently passed away. Please view the book of remembrance at:
http://jackerman.co.uk/derek/

FROM: Neil Glander
E-MAIL: neilglander@dc.rr.com


 

NAME: Ian Sutton
PRESENTLY IN: Gaming floor land
IS LOOKING FOR: "Big Nose" Ian Adams
CLUES: Seattle area. Email now returned. I need some tips for the Superbowl.
E-MAIL: editorial@gamingfloor.com
 

NAME: Jason Cook
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Welsh Chris (again)
CLUES: Last heard of in Dublin around April.Lost your phone no. Send me e-mail, mate (new address)
E-MAIL: doneit692003@yahoo.com
 

December 3rd
Marketing and Advertising of Gaming floor
I have a number of ideas on the drawing board for this and other websites. I would like to hear from individuals who have a number of years marketing & actual gaming experience in the industry. You must also have a good working knowledge of HTML, PC's and preferably speak at least 1 other major language other than English.
(Could be a rare creature!)

You can fax or email a CV. Or alternatively I will be at ICE in January and we can arrange  a suitable meeting time.
marketing@gamingfloor.com

Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Vicky Medrano and Israel Molina
PRESENTLY IN: Living in St. Kitts working at the Royal Beach Casino. Would like to hear from any old buddies Previously at Argentina, Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
(Hi Carl!)
E-MAIL: 

No email address given. Bit difficult for anyone to contact you. Including me.
Ian
 

1/12/2003


 
 
NOVEMBER'S MESSAGES

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Max (Dave Hart) last heard of in Darwin, have you changed your email address? Last one I sent was returned address unknown!!
E-MAIL: bryanrwebster@aol.com
 

November 27th.
Here'a another unusual Christmas present. $2.5k a bargain.
BUGSY SIEGEL, VIRGINIA HILL - 14K Diamond Ring
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3366379460&category=2312

Or if you want to surprise someone on the count!
THE KRAYS NOVELTY NOTE SET £5 £10 £20 DOUBLE SIDED
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2205399933&category=47392
 

HELLO FROM!: Billy Cadman
PRESENTLY IN: x Bahamas derivitave trader - tip point futures, car rental, thanks every one out there for their trade.
E-MAIL: cadman@webmail.co.za
 

November 25th.
Keeping in touch - It's good to type.
Here are 3 websites where you can look for those old buddies and keep in contact.
www.crewnewsletter.cc
www.crewfriends.com
www.casinoreunions.com - also with photo gallery.
If anyone knows any more please send the URL's.
Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Anatoly Romanenko
PRESENTLY IN: If you ever worked in Carousel Casino in South Africa I would really like to hear from you please reply
E-MAIL: anatoly@romanenko.fsworld.co.uk
 

NAME: Anatoly Romanenko
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Andy Wheeler, Andrea McLaren, Tony Giles & Ex Carousel Dealers South Africa.
CLUES: Andy last seen in Russia, and Andrea McLaren & Tony in South Africa, Carousel Casino
E-MAIL: anatoly@romanenko.fsworld.co.uk
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
MESSAGE: Clive beadle.....ive lost the darby and have a full set of hair...unlke you I don't
have to use viagra !..cant make it to sun city as Im working my t#ts off
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jimmy Doherty
MESSAGE: working in Surv at Star City birmingham, looking for Tony Leonard from Sky City NZ 95 and Tanya Chernakova from Storm Int. Metropole, Moscow 93, and a big hello to any other friends from russia/turkey and down under, jimmy
E-MAIL: jimmydoherty17346@hotmail.com
 

November 14th.
Casino and Gaming Trade magazine requires writers.

Gaming Products and Services is an expanding U.S. monthly hardcopy publication that would like to hear from individuals who could supply a regular feature on the UK casino scene.
Contact: Josh Brown
editor@gps-bingo.com
This could be a very good opportunity the magazine seems to improve month on month. Ian
 

NAME: Cristian Munteanu
MESSAGE: Anyone thats worked with me in Eilat, Israel 1995-2002 please drop me a line. Presently employed by NCL . 
E-MAIL: chrisrotlmacin@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Chris Tilley
MESSAGE: Would like to hear from Kate Richards. Last heard of in the Congo.
E-MAIL: stronzocjt@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Russel Davie
MESSAGE: Would like to hear from Angelica Pires dealer last known whereabouts Jupiters Gold Coast Australia 1988 would love to hear from you Angie
E-MAIL: russeldavie@yahoo.com
 

Gaming floor now has two more domain names.
www.croupier.info & www.casinostaff.info
They point to Gamingfloor.com at the moment. I thought about free email for casino staff - supercroup@croupier.info | ian@croupier.info etc.etc...  Ideas for development or indeed investment are welcome.!

Ian
 

November 9th.
Training schools out of business?
Checking on my links in the Employment - Resources section I could not find the websites of:
Pegasus Casino Services  - www.croupiertraining.co.uk  London East End.
The London Academy of Gaming  - www.gamingacademy.co.uk  Barking, Essex.

Presumably they have both shut down. If anyone knows any different please let me know.

Ian
 

NAME: Clive Beadle
MESSAGE: Going back to Sun City for more golf 13th-27th feb 2004. Carl Farrell make sure you lose your darby and get a bigger syrup to protect your bald patch.
E-MAIL: mayfairclive@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Graham Austin aka Jazzy
MESSAGE: Still working for RCI after eight bloody long years. Looking for Big Jim and Pretty Boy. Dickey, did ya marry that Rusky ?????
E-MAIL: fatjazzatsea@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Richard Donnelly
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Rick Ingrassia
CLUES: Hyatt thessaloniki greece
E-MAIL: mayfairclive@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Richard Illingworth
PRESENTLY IN: I am working in the Turks & Caicos Islands (Caribbean) for Island Gaming. I set up a software development company in the UK called Imagio Technology and work part time from the islands. You can find out more at www.the-illingworths.com
E-MAIL: mailto:richard@the-illingworths.com
 


Every day I get between 2 to 300 emails and at least 80% are spam or dodgy marketing schemes. Here is one. Take another look at the logo. :)
Dear Valued Client,
We regret to inform you that your annual free listing hase expired.
Please take a moment to re-register your details.
Ian
 

November 6th.
Fleet Manager Technical Operations
In charge of Casino Slots Personnel.

Norwegain Criuse LInes are now accepting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the above position. See the Ad. for full details and how to apply.
Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Donna Gregory
PRESENTLY IN: Manchester- 1985 onwards. Love to hear from anyone I worked with over the years.
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Donna Gregory
PRESENTLY IN: Namibia
IS LOOKING FOR: Nick Roberts
CLUES: Manager in Manchester last I knew. Please get in touch.
IS LOOKING FOR: Phil Davey
CLUES: Last seen in Namibia, heading off for Wales???? Anyone know where he is?
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Donna Gregory
MESSAGE: Tony Gerrard + Ray Bertoia (FOUND)....are you happy???? How's your life been?
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

November 5th.
Silks Dublin
www.silksclub.ie
This new gaming club will open on the 8th November. We have been sent on a report from the Sunday Times. October 26th.
New Casino takes a gamble on Irish Law  (217k)
 

November 5th.
L@@king for an unusual Christmas present?
How about this one on Ebay. Interesting description and photo's!
Ben Bugsy Siegel- personal Cufflinks Set      Starting bid:  US $600.00 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3636231134&category=208

Ian

November 5th.
A story that giving a different perspective of Las Vegas.
More killers are dumping bodies near Boulder City
www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/lv-crime/2003/nov/03/515814226.html
Ian
 

NAME: Alex Dalton
PRESENTLY IN: Sheffield
IS LOOKING FOR: Nigel Wyles
CLUES: Last saw Nigel in SA, get in touch. anybody know of his whereabouts could you drop me line. (Found)
E-MAIL: alxdltn@fsmail.net
 

NAME: Adam Dyson
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Louise Kershaw
CLUES: Last seen 1994 Carnival Cruises. Maybe moved to Italy. From Lytham St Annes
E-MAIL: adamxdyson@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Chris Carman
PRESENTLY IN: Toronto
IS LOOKING FOR: Edwin Powell
CLUES: Liverpool, Nederlands, Africa
E-MAIL: cgcarman1@hotmail.com

1/11/2003

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