SOURCE: Commerce Casino

Commerce Casino

May 11, 2011 20:48 ET

Facebook Fans: There's a Poker Tournament Just for You Taking Place at Commerce Casino

"Like" the Commerce Casino Facebook Page and Get a Spot in the $10,000 Facebook Fan Exclusive Tournament May 21 for a $50 + $10 Buy-In, Part of the Casino's California State Poker Championship

COMMERCE, CA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - If you're a poker fan and you like Commerce Casino enough to "Like" its Facebook page, you're in for a great reward!

Commerce Casino is breaking new ground by offering its first Facebook Fan Exclusive No Limit Hold'em Poker Tournament. The Saturday May 21st, 1 p.m. event taking place at Commerce Casino has a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000, and is ONLY open to people who have "Liked" Commerce Casino on Facebook. A $50 + $10 buy-in guarantees a shot at your share of the $10,000.

Part of Commerce's highly regarded Cal State Poker Championship tournament series, the Facebook Fan Exclusive Tournament also provides great technology prizes to the first and second place finishers.

"We are very excited about being able to demonstrate to Commerce Casino's Facebook fans how much we appreciate their support," said Jeff Harris, Casino Manager. "At Commerce, we like to keep our tournament schedule filled with unique new offerings and this Exclusive Facebook Fan tourney fits right in."

In order to qualify, a person must be 21 and over and "LIKE" the Commerce Casino Facebook page ( and then RSVP before May 20th at 11:59 pm PDT. The next step is that persons must then sign up for a Commerce Casino Players Card in person at the Casino Services Desk prior to the start of the Tournament. Valid government-issued photo identification is required for admission.*

With more than $1.5 million in guarantees, Commerce Casino's Cal State Poker Tournament is off to a sizzling start just in time for players to start building their bankroll for this summer's World Series of Poker.

The 19-days of tournaments culminate in the $2,575-Buy-In Cal State Poker Championship on Friday, May 20, featuring a $500,000 guarantee. But getting in is as easy as winning one of the nightly supersatellites starting at $120 that offer a guaranteed seat in the Main Event.

Still to come:

  • A $125-buy in, $300,000 Turbo with $100,000 first prize.

  • All-In or Fold (Tuesday, May 10 at 5 p.m., $120-Buy-in) -- "This wild event is destined to get everyone talking! You have only the two choices -- on EVERY hand!" says Matt Savage, tournament director. It includes a $25,000 guarantee and $10,000 for first place.

  • THE ETERN-AMENT (Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. $335-Buy-In) -- This two-day event has two- hour levels and a $50,000-guarantee. The blinds go up more steeply, but at a much slower pace. There's a $2,575 seat in the Main Event for the winner.

  • Reverse Turbo (Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. $335 buy-in) -- With the slogan "It's not as fast as you think," this event, which also features a $50,000, has 15 minute levels! But the blinds will be increased only marginally.

  • And a host of other great events featuring No Limit Hold'em, Knock out Bounty, DoubleStacks, H.O.R.S.E, Omaha 8 or Better, and Six Handed No Limit Hold'em

Commerce Casino has also planned several $335-Mega Satellite events -- including three on Thursday, May 19 -- that will give players a shot at Commerce Casino's famous Golden Bear trophy and the title of Cal State Champion.

To view the full event schedule and starting times, go to or call (323) 721-2100. To follow the tournaments, go to!/commercecasino

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* Tournament seats are subject to availability with a maximum of (1) seat per person. A seat at the Facebook Fan Exclusive Tournament is not transferable. This may not to be combined with any other offer. Commerce Casino reserves the right to eject any person from Tournament deemed to be engaging in improper conduct. See for full details. Tournament is sponsored solely by Commerce Casino and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc.

About Commerce Casino
Commerce Casino, the largest poker casino in the world, has more than 200 tables featuring about every form of poker: Texas Hold'em, 7-Card Stud, Omaha, Lowball, Pot Limit, Mexican Poker, Pineapple, Draw, Low-Ball and many others. Also offered are Baccarat -- with the most tables in California -- Pan and California games. Commerce Casino is also recognized for its innovative "Bring Your Home Game to Commerce" program enabling poker fans to invite friends/family for a casual home game, bachelor party or birthday celebration with a professional dealer in a casino setting. Horseracing fans can also find the Commerce Casino Racebook a great setting for off track betting. Commerce Casino is located at 6131 East Telegraph Rd., Commerce, CA 90040, just off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at the Washington Blvd. exit. For more information, go to or call 323.721.2100.

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