Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

September & October 2001
July - August 2001November - December 2001


OCTOBER

NAME: Ian Sutton
MESSAGE: The Transport & General Workers Union in the UK has called upon casino staff to have more say over potential changes to the industry.
For reference here is a listing of  releases available on the TGWU website.
Casino workers call for a voice, says T & G - 30/10/2001
Extension of Casino Hours is an Appalling Decision, says T&G  - 7/4/2000
T&G demand casino hours summit with Home Office Minister - Word 17/1/2000
 

NAME: Lesley-Ann Henderson
MESSAGE: Looking For: Steve Goldsby ( Taffy ) Sun City 1980's Get in touch and catch up.
E-MAIL: lpcloete@grcc.co.za
 

NAME: Kevin Daley
MESSAGE: Is there anyone out there that can give me some information about Casino's in either Morocco or Tunisia
E-MAIL: kevnat8@hotmail.com
 

NAME: You know you've got Dealer Burn Out if...
MESSAGE: Casino-Dealers.com has a listing where you can give yourself a quick check up. 
URL: www.casino-dealers.com/funnystuff/index.htm
 

NAME: Paul Derbyshire
PRESENTLY IN: Johannesburg
IS LOOKING FOR: ex-Stakis Hull staff; 1988-94
CLUES: Anyone who did time with me (normally three and a half hours followed by 'take 5 minutes') during above period. 
E-MAIL: derbys@iafrica.com
 

NAME: Agnes Bereau
PRESENTLY IN: Ireland
IS LOOKING FOR: Ilhan Akkurt
CLUES: The last time I spoke with Ilhan, he was in New-York. I have found out that because of his health he went back to Turkey. I need to speak with him, I lost contact
E-MAIL: chubsie71@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Des Chaplin
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: All friends
CLUES: Carnival, Jubilee, Tropicale etc.
E-MAIL: deschaplin@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Don Mackenzie
MESSAGE: Looking for Craig "The Ox" Wilson or Margaret Gibbons.
Last reported point of residence was London!! (Previously, Carousel, South Africa)
E-MAIL: scots@pop.co.za
 

NAME: James Woods
PRESENTLY IN: Ireland
IS LOOKING FOR: Chris Kelley & Judith
CLUES: (Little Thieves - Its a pub) remember? Hope all is well with you both, keep in touch, are you working?
E-MAIL: jjmacau@eircom.net
 

NAME: Mystery chips
MESSAGE: . If any of you London vets could identify the casino it would be appreciated. The monogram letters are TNB - NBT?. Probably late 60's early 70's.


Update 19th October: New Brighton Tower?. Can anyone confirm.
E-MAIL: ian@gamingfloor.com

NAME: George Bradley, Maria Cleary
MESSAGE: We have finally retired and moved back to Blackpool after working in S. Africa, Poland, then with AA, Tiber and NCL. If you remember us, give us a shout. 
E-MAIL: gandm@fsmail.net
 

NAME: Craig Brown
MESSAGE: Looking for Jerry Irvine. (found)
Last heard of in Las Vegas, where are you now Jerry?? K7 Dr Who's dog????
E-MAIL: craigbro@sunweb.co.za
 

NAME: John Wren
MESSAGE: Presently in South Africa and looking for anyone from the past.
E-MAIL: johnwren@mweb.co.za
 

NAME: Aydin Guney
PRESENTLY IN: Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Asli Oral
CLUES: Last seen on board Star Cruises!!! I haven't heard from her since two years??? Asli where are you?
E-MAIL: aydinguney@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Gilli Sleeth aka Hosseini
MESSAGE: Looking for old friends from cruise ship days with AA between 1993 and 1996 Please contact, Lou Tustian and Vincent Messina especially.
E-MAIL: gsleethbusenbark@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Brian Oneill
PRESENTLY IN: Suriname, South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Ron MacDonald
CLUES: Laos, & leaving Greece.
E-MAIL: brianponeill@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ronnie McFarlane
PRESENTLY IN: Nottingham
IS LOOKING FOR: Alan Brown (Nightie rider)
CLUES: Some where in the caribbean
E-MAIL: ronniemcfarlane@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Craig Warren
MESSAGE: Anybody who worked with me in London 88-94 or RCCL, Carnival, Star of Texas, Flamingo, MoheganSun, GrandCasino. Love to hear from ya.
E-MAIL: cwarren777@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Carol Anne Mathiasen
PRESENTLY IN: Glasgow, Scotland
IS LOOKING FOR: Cathy Fleetwood
CLUES: Working with Royal Caribbean comes from Liverpool. Possibly married to a guy from the U.S.A
E-MAIL: carolcarib@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Elena Korchagina
PRESENTLY IN: London, UK
IS LOOKING FOR: David Floid and anybody worked on Celebrity Cruises/Royal Caribbean in 1995-98.
CLUES: Last seen on M/V "Mercury" 1997.
E-MAIL: EK191@mdx.ac.uk
 

NAME: Roy Murphy
MESSAGE: Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Alan Murphy who has been in the industry in South Africa for 20 years. He is my father who I have not seen for 21 years.
E-MAIL: majicmurphy@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
PRESENTLY IN: Argentina
IS LOOKING FOR: Peter Hayes
CLUES: Last seen doing his BOLL**KS to me at backgammon in sun city1992, 93, 94, 95. where are you buddy!
E-MAIL: cfarrell@nysnet.com.ar
 

NAME: Harriet Westoby
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Jim Gardiner
CLUES: Last seen in Glasgow, Riverboat Casino. about two years ago, heading off on cruise ships
E-MAIL: harrietwestoby@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Andrew Wheeler
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow
IS LOOKING FOR: Rikki Christianson
CLUES: Moscow "Madam Sofie", "Belgrade"
E-MAIL: andyexpat@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: John Head
PRESENTLY IN: New Zealand
IS LOOKING FOR: Jimmy Cadman
CLUES: Last seen avoiding paying for a round in Auckland!!! If anyone from SA,Greece or the ships remembers Me drop me a line......
E-MAIL: johnandrewhead@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Mike Stephen
MESSAGE: Any old friends out there want to get in touch?  Please do!!!
E-MAIL: Mstephen@sunint.co.za
 

NAME: Therese Laverty
PRESENTLY IN: Australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone from the past 20 years
CLUES: I have worked in various Sun International casinos in South Africa as well as various more in Australia. Would love to catch up with anyone I know!!
E-MAIL: thereselav@optushome.com.au
 

NAME: John and Janet Troullos
MESSAGE: Looking for John Thomsen from Minden, Nebraska, worked in Nassau's paradise island between 1984-1990, then left to work in biloxi, married to angie and has son kyle. Love to hear from you.
E-MAIL: plwoodthorpe@aol.com
 

NAME: Carlos Santa Cruz
PRESENTLY IN: Mendoza, Argentina.
IS LOOKING FOR: Anybody from the past.
CLUES: Palm Beach Casino London(Corals) from 1977-81, from then on Spain, Moscow and anywhere else I may have worked.
E-MAIL: csantacruz@nysnet.com.ar
 

NAME: Corinne Lloyd
MESSAGE: For Sandy Lacassa (nee North)
Please contact me again - my computer crashed, taking all my emails and addresses with it. Tell Ian he owes you $5.00 as you can see!! Looking forward to hearing from you very soon.
E-MAIL: richco@cyberia.net.lb
 

NAME: Margaret  Hall (mclelland)
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Kim Gorie
CLUES: Last seen thabanchu staff pub.clues regency glasgow, table mountain and trying to find botasig in a beetle
E-MAIL: damien@xsinet.co.za
 

NAME: Lee Waite
PRESENTLY IN: Leeds
IS LOOKING FOR: Oleg Savaliev
CLUES: Celebrity Alaska 1996
E-MAIL: leewaite@cwcom.net
 

NAME: Brian Moss
PRESENTLY IN: Fernandina Beach, Florida,USA
IS LOOKING FOR: Bruce  Rudd
CLUES: Last seen in Miami 1988/89.Was shift manager on RCL Sovereign of Seas.We shared cabin on SS Norway in 1988. Heard he'd gone back to Australia.
E-MAIL: MaisonMoss@msn.com
 

NAME: Patrick O'Donnell
MESSAGE: Anyone remember me?, worked for AA between 1992-94(Scan Dawn, Regent Star, Noordam, Regal Empress) and Carnival/HAL 1997-99 (Statendam, Veendam, Maasdam) drop me a line.
E-MAIL: pad32@totalise.co.uk

01/10/2001


 
 
SEPTEMBER

NAME: Steve Khan
MESSAGE: Looking for old friends. Any one from Park Towers reading this please ask Gina Kemal (Hoprich) to drop me an e-mail. 
E-MAIL: skham@the.forthnet.gr
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Scott from Leeds
CLUES: Eilat 1997. Also worked with him in 92.
E-MAIL: notorious81270@aol.com
 

NAME: Cristian Munteanu
MESSAGE:   For everyone who worked before in Eilat Israel and for Romanian dealers the casino dealers forum at: http://delphi.com/dealers was updated. Come and post your messages!!
E-MAIL: chrisrotlmacin@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Razvan Iane
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: Steve Brown
CLUES:  Last time, I have seen him last year in Eilat-Israel. He might be in Liverpool.
E-MAIL: razvan_iane@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Drew Evans
MESSAGE: Looking for Wendy Black, last seen in Miami 1999, love to get in touch loads to tell.
E-MAIL: d.evans@talk21.com
 

NAME: Hugh Robertson
MESSAGE: I was with AA-Discovery and SeaEscape, from 1990-94 then with NCL. previously worked for Stakis in Scotland mainly Glasgow. Anyone who knows me drop me a line.
E-MAIL: shuggie24759@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Rob Shrigley
PRESENTLY IN: Florida
IS LOOKING FOR: Peter Thomas 
CLUES: Last seen on Princess cruises 1994. From Manchester originally, possibly still there or at least family still there.
E-MAIL: robshrigley@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Lyn "Kirby"
PRESENTLY IN: Perth, Australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Mike Pretorious, Leigh Herschell, Slap, Keith Rickman
CLUES: Last seen at Carousel Casino, South Africa.  Also love to catch up with all other known reprobates either from Africa or Star Cruise Slave Ships.
E-MAIL: LKIRBY28@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bev Montgomery
MESSAGE: Looking for Arnie Cope last seen in Freeport Bahamas. (Found)
Around 1981-1983. please get in touch
E-MAIL: Bevmontgomery@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Maria Lloyd
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone
CLUES: Anyone from the ships 86-93 would be nice to hear from you. Atlantic associates or NCL.
E-MAIL: thelloyds@lineone.net
 

NAME: Gavin South
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Andy Stephens
CLUES: Wild Coast Sun.
E-MAIL: gavmate@freemail.absa.co.za
 

NAME: So you wanna buy an Internet casino?
MESSAGE: I had a question over the weekend about where to go, what software etc.
Here's my brief reply. 

I think your question is one alot of people are thinking about at the moment, however it is the first one I have received on the subject.

Two or three sites to help, perhaps!
http://www.startcasino.com
http://www.winneronline.com - Check out the casinos list.
http://www.gamemasteronline.com

There are very big price differences. It is possible to get a domain name and a couple of pages on ebay.com for about $100. You get 25% of the net profits from a site that is just an affiliate member of an established casino. At the top end $300k to $500k might be needed to get a casino with some kind of license. No guarantee it will make money though.
Let me know how you do. Ian
 

NAME: Rhonda Orton
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone I worked with or knew in Nassau
CLUES: I worked at the crystal palace from 83-88, it would just be nice to be in touch with some or all of my old buddies...david watts, where are you?
E-MAIL: rovegas@aol.com
 

NAME: Steve Kelsey
PRESENTLY IN: all around the world
IS LOOKING FOR: Gordon Reid
CLUES: Port Eliz. South Africa. ex Amatola Sun. Sun City
E-MAIL: pfloyd101@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Oliver Morris
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Andrew Green
CLUES: Last seen in JHB, SA at Caesars, 1999.
E-MAIL: osmor810@hotmail.com
 

NAME: David Roberts
MESSAGE: I am presently working in Southend on Sea. I originally trained in Southport UK in 1974 and in 1975 I went to Iran and spent 3 years there. Since then I have worked in Bournemouth UK, Liverpool UK, Lesotho and Sun City Southern Africa, Poland, Curacao (Carribbean Island), Las Vegas and Loutraki Greece.
Anyone who might know me, please drop me a line.
E-MAIL: deckerd@btopenworld.com
 

NAME: John Haran
PRESENTLY IN: Cairo Egypt
IS LOOKING FOR: Richard & Lorraine McKenna
CLUES: Brisbane, Australia
E-MAIL: yannisx@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Gary Page
MESSAGE: Hi, All if like me you find it fun beating the bookies then let me tell you about a website that I came across www.racerace.com
E-MAIL: racerace1@hotmail.com
The above message is from the owner of the site. If anyone goes and can understand how it works - please tell me - Ian
 

NAME: Ian Sutton
MESSAGE: Interesting story found on Ananova - June 27th
Pizza Hut offers £5,000 bounty for new restaurant sites
website: www.pizzahutproperty.co.uk
 

NAME: Mike Bowen
MESSAGE: I have recently purchased a really beautiful 'Moorish' style property (operated as a restaurant for 10 years)on the 'strip' of Diani Beach, South coast Mombasa, Kenya. I have also aquired a casino licence to open at any time.  Problem is that I opened another 8 table casino some 5 years ago in Mombasa town which takes up most of my time.  Anyone interested in a lease/purchase/share of the new property & licence?  It would be a 5 table operation with 2 bars, rooftop terrace restuarant plus beautiful garden dining etc.
You can call me on Mobile: 0733 612 844 country code is +254.   Call or e-mail me for further details.
E-MAIL: bowen@mombasatown.com
 

NAME: Emma Burns
MESSAGE: Has anyone any info about Keith Burns last heard 2yrs ago. Petras Serreoustr.  34/35yrs from Edinburgh.  Family member critically ill
E-MAIL: emma.burns@tinyonline.co.uk
 

NAME: Dave Mac & Wilms
E-MAIL: email returned undelivered. Message deleted
 

NAME: www.Brighton-Blue.com
MESSAGE: Most of you El Princess & Paradise Island, Bahamas people will know about the site from Kim Comber. If not his list is growing and up to 72 now, complete with a photo gallery and forum. Password will be required - Ian
 
 

UK Gaming staff tips.
Since the inception of the Gaming Act in 1968 it has been prohibited for British gaming staff to accept tips. The Gambling Review Body reported to the department of Culture, Media & Sport on the 17th July. The key sentence in the four paragraphs on the subject reads.
"We recommend that tipping of gaming staff should not be prohibited"
Please click here to read the complete version and Gaming floor's opinion

NAME: John Harland/Wilson
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Mark Russell Brown
CLUES: Palm Beach 77-80. France 91'
E-MAIL: westcas_uk@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jimmy Brown
MESSAGE: I would like all ex-Playboy staff, who worked days 1976-80 to join me in wishing Tom Naughton bon voyage on his final journey, after his recent untimely death, God bless yah Tom.
E-MAIL: jbrown@otenet.gr
 

NAME: Stephney Elvidge
PRESENTLY IN: florida
IS LOOKING FOR: tracey smith
CLUES: last heard was in new zealand
E-MAIL: stefian@earthlink.net
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
PRESENTLY IN: Argentina
IS LOOKING FOR: Clive Beadle
CLUES: Sun City taking  more money off me at Golf!!!. Could never beat me at Tennis though
E-MAIL: cfarrell@nysnet.com.ar

01/09/2001

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