Rebecca Liggero loves meeting new people and traveling - perfect qualities for someone who has won friends and influenced people in the worldwide online gaming community.
After graduating from Bates College with a degree in psychology, Rebecca spent four years in Washington, DC, working in relationship management, dreaming all the while about someday making it big in online gaming. After turning down an opportunity to live in New Zealand, she moved back to Boston and signed on as Senior Account Manager for Casino City - the beginning of a dream come true!
Rebecca’s work on behalf of Casino City (and later for the GPWA as well) took her to trade shows and conferences everywhere - Amsterdam, Barcelona, Costa Rica, Montreal, London, Las Vegas, Macau and many other ports of call - and along the way she began chronicling her incredible around-the-clock adventures in a wildly entertaining and industry-savvy weekly column that quickly became - and still remains - must reading for everyone who is anyone in online gaming. Following almost three years with the Casino City team, Rebecca spent a few months at Everest Affiliates where she was the Brand Manager of the affiliate program. While working on “the other side,” she realized that she truly missed her weekly column and the affiliate side of the business and decided to return to the Casino City family.
One and a half years later, Rebecca resigned from Casino City and joined industry icon Calvin Ayre to serve as the Bodog Global Brand Ambassador and the head on-site reporter for the online gambling industry tablog, CalvinAyre.com. In her new capacity, Rebecca continues to travel the world, and when asked where she is based, her response is usually "on an airplane."
Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be careful, though - she might quote you.More articles by Rebecca Liggero
Invasion of the Swedes
7 August 2007
By Rebecca Liggero
The classic and scary Magnus from Poker Host
It appears that the Swedes have invaded my life. I cannot seem to stay away from these amazing people- they are magnetic I tell you!! Several weeks ago we started interviewing for a position here at the GPWA and Online Casino City, and of course, there was one candidate that I particularly enjoyed. After the interview, as somewhat of a warning I suppose, I provided this young man with a link to my articles
on Casino City Times. Welcome to your potential future manager, my friend. One day later I received a thank you note in the mail, and much to my delight, he signed off with, "PS-I'm Swedish". Yep. You're hired.
Affiliate Lounge's "all-in" affiliate manger Erik
What is it about Sweden that is so incredibly attractive to me? Well, I really like meatballs, fish, absolute vodka, and chicken mojo (John R's personal favorite). I like blond hair, blue eyes, tall slender builds and Swedes from India. I like Abba, Björn Borg, IKEA, moose, Midsommar, and sååååååååååja. Honestly, could you ask for anything more? That's it. I am going to change my name to Rebecca Ligquist. All Swedish stereotypes aside, it is the Swedish people in the online gaming industry that have me hooked. Magnus and Tomas from Poker Host
- a classic and somewhat scary pair, Erik from Wager Profits
- a total gem and undercover party man, Erik and Niklas from Affiliate Lounge
- the quiet ones that secretly love to go all-in, Gustav from Gnuf.biz
- the last one standing at 4am with a bottle of vodka at the VIP table, Daniel from Euro Partners
- lover of the Three Amigos and the King of Shpritz (no wait...that's Amedeo) and coming soon, Eric from Casino City- the newest Swedish member of our little online gaming community.
Late night Gustav and John R.
So there you have it. I love the Swedes. I also love the Israelis/Jews which is a great thing considering I'm going to Tel Aviv for the second half of August. Anyone living in Tel Aviv? If so, send me an email
so we can meet up! If not, just head down to Clara's- I'm sure you'll be able to find me there...