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December Messages
OK, that's it folks until the New Year.
Merry Christmas (Non of that Happy Holiday's BS on Gaming floor !) and a very successful 2008.  Hope to see some of you at ICE in January
There will be the odd post on the Forum.
Ian

For those interested please read the message below.
In 2008 I'll be looking to take onboard partners/investors in Gaming floor so if you feel you have something to offer or want to get involved please feel free to contact me. Informal meetings will be arranged to discuss matters further during ICE.
 
 
 
NAME: jimmy ryan
MESSAGE: Wishing everyone i worked with a great Xmas and a happy new year.
EMAIL: casinolicensee@hotmail.com

 

NAME: Derek Carter
PESENTLY IN: Denmark
IS SEARCHING FOR: JOANNA (Jeanne) Evans nee Holden Baker
THE CLUES ARE...: Hi, I have no connections with the Gaming Industry. I am trying to find Joanna (Jeanne) Evans, married to Mervyn Evans. They lived on Hillbrook Rd. SW17 until 2003. Jo worked at several London clubs, the last time I saw here was back in the 90's. She was then working at a club near Marble Arch/behind the Hilton?
If anyone knows her whereabouts or Mervyn's please contact me: Cheers, Derek.
EMAIL: derek29dk@yahoo.dk
 

NAME: Andrew Suggett
PESENTLY IN: California
IS SEARCHING FOR: Old Friends
THE CLUES ARE...: Manchester, Florida, Mississippi, California.
EMAIL: aasuggett@aol.com
 

NAME: Gillian Sleeth Busenbark
PESENTLY IN: California
IS SEARCHING FOR: anybody who knows me
THE CLUES ARE...: From Leeds to Atlantic Associates in 1983 and Mississipi from 1990 to 1995 and Florida from 1995 to 2004  Love to hear from you.
EMAIL: gillib@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
NAME: Brian Moss
MESSAGE: Wishing all the wonderful people I've worked with since 1978, at Napoleon's, Bonaparte's and Tiberius in Sheffield, the Carlton in Derby, Sun City(1980)Atlantic Associates, Hotel Viru Casino in Estonia, NCL in Miami FL, La Cruise in Jacksonville FL, and the Emerald Princess in Brunswick GA, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.'
EMAIL: maisonmoss@yahoo.com

 
 
NAME: Carole Ann Rice
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas & Happy new year to you all, keep safe and be happy xx'
EMAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com

 
 
NAME: Bryan & Julie Webster
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all the usual suspects from Bonnie Scotland! To Ged & Jo, Joe & Rachel, Big C & Julie, Dougie & Nettie etc etc and all our Casino friends from the past 29 years! We've made it through another year - every days a bonus!!'
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com

 
 
NAME: Giles Apsey
MESSAGE: Wishing all my Casino Pals a Happy Christmas  and a Happy new year.
EMAIL: gilesapsey@hotmail.com

 
 
NAME: Jackie Fell
MESSAGE: To all who remember me....Sun City days...have a great Xmas and all the best for 2008....wish I could be at the ICE show...have fun.
EMAIL: islandjax@yahoo.com

 
 
 
 
NAME: Scott & Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Wishing all those we have worked with over the years, a very Happy Christmas & a Prosperous New Year.
EMAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com

 
NAME: Vincent & Ann Dale
MESSAGE: Wishing all that know and remember us a very Merry Christmas and a great 2008.
EMAIL: vincentdale@bigfoot.com

 
NAME: Nigel and Louise French
MESSAGE: Wishing all our old buddies a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, anyone going to the ICE in Jan give me a shout, keep up the good work Thorndyke its good to see so many messages on here.
EMAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk

 
NAME: Andy Sellers
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone at home, those still out on the ships and everyone on gamingfloor. I'm back working in Aspers Swansea, so if you are around, drop in or drop me line.
EMAIL: andytaff@hotmail.com

 
NAME: Gary Morrison
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year....
EMAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com

 
NAME: Stuart Smith
MESSAGE: Happy Christmas and a great New Year to all.
EMAIL: stuarts111@hotmail.com

 
 
 

18th December
Senior Dealers, Cashiers, Front of House - Clermont Leisure
Clermont Leisure have vacancies for the above staff at the Clermont Club. A rare opportunity at one of the finest casinos in London. Expanding group as well.  Ian

 
NAME: Maureen Scott
MESSAGE: Wishing all the lovely people who I worked with at Sun City during the eighties a lovely Christmas and a happy new year, and some from Charlie Chesters even before that!. Seeing your names on the board brings back so very many good memories. Just to update anyone who would care to know, Jack and I now have a lovely grandaughter Phoebe, she was born in July this year. Also, has anyone any idea of the whereabouts of Tony Nota or Toni Usher ?'
EMAIL: mgsgill975@yahoo.co.uk

 
 
NAME: john sidebotham
MESSAGE: hi to all that know me. well am off to sunny Romania for the holidays! and farer in new year. Ccold not being in florida now. Anyone who knows me or don't have a safe happy fun$$ time on the ships at this time of the year.
EMAIL: johnsidebotham@yahoo.com

 
 
NAME: Brian Oneill
MESSAGE: Merry Christamas & A Happy New Year to all.  Keep up the good work Ian !
EMAIL: brian@magnumindustriesnv.com

 
 
NAME: Ian Wood
MESSAGE: I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy and prosperous new year.
EMAIL: ianrwood@yahoo.com

NAME: Sue Kelly
MESSAGE: Andy Winterbottom I deleted your e-mail in error :( Please send it again'
EMAIL: suekelly065@hotmail.com
 
 
NAME: Miranda & Colin Skelton
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas to one and all. May 2008 be magical!!!.
EMAIL: miranda.s@remaxbay.co.za

 
 
NAME: Chris Cousins
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas and Happy 2008 to all who have the isfortune to know me!!!.
EMAIL: welshchris1963@hotmail.com

 
 
NAME: Jim & Kathy McCue
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008 to all our friends and acquaintances from over the years. Now back in Sunny Scotland and looking forward to the party season.
EMAIL: jim-kathy.mccue@ntlworld.com

 
NAME: Eva Gantner
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year .........
EMAIL: gantner22@yahoo.co.uk

NAME: Catherine Taylor
PESENTLY IN: England
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gary Hindley
THE CLUES ARE...: From Blackpool and probably back there.  Worked in Dublin and last seen gambling in the Isle of Man.

IS ALSO SEARCHING FOR: Anyone who knows me.
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked in Stakis, Bradford. Napoleans, Leeds. 78 Club, Dublin. 21 Club, Galway and Stakis, Isle of Man
EMAIL: catherinetaylorsw@hotmail.com
 

16th December
Gaming floor's (my) Chistmas and New Year break will be an extended one this year.
Last updates will be on Friday 21st December. Normal service will then be resumed on or around 3rd January - a period of almost 2 weeks. Email will be sorted through when I have the chance.
 
If you have a message send it now !
For Christmas messages use the "Messages" button above and you get a FREE Santa.   Ian

 

Checking through GF's statistics this Message board received 4,790 visits in November. So about 160 a day.
 

NAME: Martin Bruton
PESENTLY IN: Wales
IS SEARCHING FOR: Leigh Gristok
THE CLUES ARE...: He worked for Les Croupiers Casino, Cardiff & then worked in Macedonia.
EMAIL: mbruton72@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ian Payne
MESSAGE: I was so sorry to hear of the sad loss of Peter Moore. He was very well liked here in Ukraine and we all appreciated his down to earth approach and great Liverpudlian sense of humour. A kind hearted person who would always try to help if he could, he will be greatly missed by those who knew him. RIP Peter we will not forget you.
EMAIL: ian_payne@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Douglas Aleaxander Tait
MESSAGE: Ian, I posted a message looking for a certain Phil Currim and I've located him. Keep up the good work. It's very much appreciated. Cheers!.

A merry Xmas and a happy Hogmany (That's new year in Jockland!) to one and all. All the best for 2008 .
EMAIL: d19a12t63@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Susan Kelly
MESSAGE: Does anyone know of a Casino in Manchester that has the dealer tip policy in place and has the wage been affected ?
EMAIL: suekelly065@hotmail.com
This is also a good question for the Forum !
 

NAME: Neels Meyer & Magda Mertens
MESSAGE: Joey (Botha) Huggins found, thank you Ian for helping us get in touch with one of our best friends that we had lost contact with many years ago.
EMAIL: lagairoi@telkomsa.net
Joey marked as found. Nice to have satisfied customers !.
 

NAME: miranda skelton
PESENTLY IN: port elizabeth - SA
IS SEARCHING FOR: Cheryl Braam
THE CLUES ARE...: was working with her in Monte Casino - SA. She then moved to Russia ?
EMAIL: miranda.s@remaxbay.co.za
 

NAME: Carmen Chubeck
PESENTLY IN: Las Vegas NV
IS SEARCHING FOR: Dan Stellabotte
THE CLUES ARE...: worked together Ceasars Tahoe 1996-99.
EMAIL: sheronaone@aol.com
 

NAME: Barrie Easterbrook
MESSAGE: I reside in Las Vegas, use  to work in Portsmouth, South Africa and numerous cruise ships. Love to hear from anyone who knows me.
EMAIL: barrieeasterbrook@cox.net
 
 

10th December: Although he's unlikely to see this message I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my Dad James Sutton who is 81 today. Have a good one Pa !  Ian
 
 

NAME: Pete Dyer
MESSAGE: Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Peter (Bobby) Moore. Who popped his clogs just recently. This is the only way to say it as he wouldn't have it any other way, straight down the line. You will be sorely missed mate.
EMAIL: shadydee2001@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Joe Maguire
MESSAGE: I have recently heard that sadly, Peter Moore of Liverpool passed away on Tuesday, Peter has been living in the Ukraine for the passed 14 or 15 years. The casino he worked at in Donetsk, closed for 2 days as a tribute to this very respectable gentleman, my thoughts are with his family at this time, Peter may you rest in peace, you will be sorely missed.
EMAIL: joemaguire64@hotmail.com
 

NAME: roberto cummins
PESENTLY IN: Luton
IS SEARCHING FOR: keith scrace
THE CLUES ARE...: possibly in south africa
EMAIL: robertocummins55@msn.com
 

NAME: albert calamaro
PRESENTLY IN: i am at the barracuda in baker street anybody who knows me please drop me a line, i have worked in crockfords, park towers, hill street, majorca, madrid, kish island and s/africa.
EMAIL: APCalamaro@aol.com
 

NAME: paul mckenna
PESENTLY IN: Blackpool
IS SEARCHING FOR: Anyone who I may have worked with in Blackpool, St Annes and Southport.
THE CLUES ARE...: stanley casinos
EMAIL: lostboyneo@btinternet.com
 

Gaming floor welcomes Tilley Entertainment as a long term advertiser in our employment section. Regretably I have had to say goodbye to Grosvenor Casinos.  Ian
 

NAME: Peter Doyle
PESENTLY IN: Macau
IS SEARCHING FOR: Bruce Rudd
THE CLUES ARE...: Sydney Harbour/ Star City Casino Sydney.
EMAIL: pjd1288@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Brian Lamm
MESSAGE: on behalf of Frances Kelly, I am looking for Denise Cutler/O'Sullivan as she has lost contact. If Denise reads this contact Frances at krazykellies@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Paul Browne
MESSAGE: society club. wild time in the wild coast, mad time in marula. my thanks to the boys rob bevan, richard lewis, steve hall and mr chris raz. now forty and still laughing about it.
EMAIL: pk@browne777.fsnet.co.uk
 

NAME: Mark O'Neill
MESSAGE: I have been out of the  out of the industry for 7 years and would like to make a post humas tribute to Frank Riley who was not only a true Gentleman to people who he worked with, he was a true gentleman to the people he welcomed to his bar.
EMAIL: markoneill221@yahoo.co.uk

1/12/2007


 
 
 
November Messages
Searching for old casino friends - How it should ideally work.
You are A, and see a message that B is looking for A. You email B. Bingo.
You are A and see a message that B is looking for C. You know C, but don't know B. So you email C and tell them about the message. It's then up to C to reply to B - if they want to of course.  Ian

NAME: Mark O'Neill
PESENTLY IN: Thornton Lancashire.
IS SEARCHING FOR: Moji, Johno, Karl Francis
THE CLUES ARE...: Moji and Johno last heard back in Swansea. Karl stayed in Miami on Discovery Sun. Last seen 12 years ago!!! Also hi to all on The Star of Texas 93/94.'
EMAIL: markoneill221@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: John Atherton
PESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Nicole (Caileen) Fraser
THE CLUES ARE...: Wild Coast sun 1993-94
EMAIL: johnc_gti@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dave Atkins
MESSAGE: Here's a couple of clips from the Sun City Staff Golf tournament of 1985.
One or two old faces in much better fitiing bodies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEVgyfJxRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwYJOMeFZ90
EMAIL: david_atkins@adelphia.net
The 1984 tournament is also up there.
 

Message deleted...
This message board is not meant to be abused or used for anything other than friendly and informative purposes. Individuals with other ideas or agendas please go somewhere else.
Ian
 

NAME: John Wherlock
MESSAGE: Hello to anyone who remembers me (Bristol casinos & AA ships).
Sheri (who I met on the SS Rotterdam all those years ago) and I have just had our second child - a boy named Louis, born 3 Oct.  All is good.
EMAIL: john@champagnefuncasinos.co.uk
 

NAME: Alan "evil" Ward
MESSAGE: I hope u enjoyed your life Marty. RIP. evil
EMAIL: alantw@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Pat Lydon
PESENTLY IN: Isle of Man
IS SEARCHING FOR: Mark Banks
THE CLUES ARE...: Last known to be in Sweden
EMAIL: patlydon2003@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Norma Crawford
PESENTLY IN: Fife, Scotland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Teresa Doherty
THE CLUES ARE...: We trained together in the 90s - Sgt Yorkes,Luton, I'm no longer in the business - happy & settled, life is good - wot about u?
EMAIL: stormin145@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: tom wickstead
PESENTLY IN: fishin
IS SEARCHING FOR: paul hardy
THE CLUES ARE...: pacific star
EMAIL: stephntom@xtra.co.nz
 

NAME: steve richards
MESSAGE: Ian, found my mate Barry. thakyou for your wonderful website.
EMAIL: s.richards01@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Alex Ferguson
PESENTLY IN: russia
IS SEARCHING FOR: Denton Read
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked on the cruise ships in the Carribean in the 90,s'
EMAIL: alexferguson2004@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Greg Crawford
PESENTLY IN: Kwazulu Natal SA
IS SEARCHING FOR: de Waal Fourie
THE CLUES ARE...: De Waal is working in Russia and I am trying to get in contact with him via email.
EMAIL: gregcraw@googlemail.com
 

NAME: frances campbell
MESSAGE: just to say thanks a million ian i have found bruce thompson after posting a message on your gaming floor, thanks and keep up the good work, also i was just back in south africa for a few week and it was great to see so many friends again,  xx.
EMAIL: campbell_frankie@yahoo.com
 

There's a dozen or so messages to post here. I'm still catching up after G2E at the moment so thank you for your patience. Ian
 

Breaking news...
In a move that shocked Wall Street this afternoon it was announced that the Playboy & Bahamas Reunion party was acquired by the Friends of Cruise Ship Casinos Party for an undisclosed sum. Party President's Geoff Burleton & Neil Glander commented that after a poor turnout at the Bahamas reunion, due mostly to old age and apathy, next years parties will be combined.
Rumor has it that Glander was expecting a hostile take-over.
For more breaking news, please watch this space.
 
 


G2E Reunions - Tuesday & Wednesday
Reunion In LV - Playboy, Bahamas, S.A.,Shippies
Tue. 13th. Nov. McMullan's Irish Pub.
Details at www.casinoreunions.com
Everyone Welcome! neilglander@dc.rr.com
Tip. McMullan's is just across the road from the Orlean's

5th Annual Friends of Cruise Ship Casinos
Brendan’s Pub, Orlean's Casino 
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, 8PM.

“It’s getting bigger all the time”.. A popular saying and sometimes also used to refer to this event. Join us for another gathering of “Salty Old Seadogs” anxious to share a pint and a story. The theme of this years party is “Bladdered”. For those of you not understanding this concept, please see this years guest of honour “Buddha” anytime past 10.30pm.

Email your ex cruise ship friends, all are welcome. Hope to see everyone stop by.
Geoff Burleton



 
 

NAME: Neels Meyer & Magda Mertens
PESENTLY IN: Boshoek, South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Joey Botha (maiden name) (Found)
THE CLUES ARE...: Living in Texas, worked at Sun City- cash desk early 1980's, is anyone still in touch with Joey ?
EMAIL: lagairoi@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Christine Tucker
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Christine Whiffin
THE CLUES ARE...:Ex sea farer aka Mouse would like to make contact with Christine aka Julie Andrews.  Worked together as Croupiers along with Wolf and the slot tech Darren.
EMAIL: crt187@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Lee Vernon
PESENTLY IN: Florida
IS SEARCHING FOR: Anyone who know's me
THE CLUES ARE...: Carnival, Russia, Princess, Greece, Israel. Anyone who would call themselves a friend.
EMAIL: leev3@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Lee Vernon
MESSAGE: I just last night from Badger about Keith Rickman. We had a great contract together on Princess cruise lines. I know it's your Birthday mate RIP.
EMAIL: leev3@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Mark Slee
PESENTLY IN: Norfolk
IS SEARCHING FOR: Rod Blakeman
THE CLUES ARE...: Bosnia
EMAIL: jessemark05@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Richards
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Barry Easterbrook (Found)
THE CLUES ARE...: I will be out in Vegas from 6th Dec to watch Ricky Hatton fight I believe you're working there skate boy get in touch.
EMAIL: s.richards01@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Carousel Auctions
MESSAGE: Carousel Auctions has many US clients looking to buy casino chips, pins, playing cards, casino/hotel key cards or slot cards from around the world but especially Europe. These items sell well and listing any item at Carousel Auctions is FREE. If you have any gaming items or casino memorabilia why not list it for auction  now at www.carousel-auctions.com
EMAIL: admin@carousel-auctions.com
 

1/11/2007

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