Rebecca's Recommendations - April 26, 2007

26 April 2007
Rebecca's Recommendations

Surprise! What do you think of the new Online Casino City Times newsletter? Do you like? It is a pretty hectic time over here between the launch of our new and improved newsletter, the launch of our GPWA Times magazine, and preparation for the big Casino Affiliate Convention in Amsterdam next week. Yes, Amsterdam. How many places are there in this world where it is completely acceptable to smoke the weed in front of your CEO and all your clients? Not many, my friends. This should be interesting. We even have an organized "Webmasters Pub Social" next Saturday at the Grasshopper II, a popular and touristy coffeeshop near Amsterdam's train station. What do I mean by coffeeshop exactly? Thanks to, here is a brief description:

"In Amsterdam, "coffeeshop" means a place where cannabis is openly sold and smoked. Though soft drugs have not been legalized in the Netherlands, it is tolerated when used discretely. Hard drugs are strictly prohibited. The coffeeshops can legally store up to 500 grams of marijuana and can sell up to 5 grams to adults over 18. You can smoke from your own bag, you just have to buy something. Each coffeeshop offers several kinds of weed and hash, usually there is a "menu" to choose from. The prices vary according to the quality (about 5 Euros per gram) - be careful, the local skunk is strong, you can always ask the staff for the strength and the general effect. You may also want to ask for a pipe to use, rolling papers and filter-tips are available as well".


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Ok folks, enjoy the new Online Casino City Times newsletter and I'll be back in two weeks with a nice report of my Amsterdam experiences. All I can say is that I better be number one on Jenny Woo's "To Do List" this time around…

Rebecca Liggero

Articles by 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, 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 Be careful, though – she might quote you.