Commerce raises the pot!

Feb 18, 2003 6:46 AM

With $100,000 up for grabs every day, Commerce Casino has elevated jackpot cash into super jackpots daily from 11 a.m. ”” 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ”” 8 p.m.

Not surprisingly, the super cash payouts have become quite an enticement for players. In fact two $100,000 super jackpots have been already been paid in the last two months.

While guaranteed super jackpots run as high as $100,000 in selected games during super jackpot hours, regular jackpots are awarded at all other times for players holding qualifying hands.

Commerce Casino’s L.A. Poker Classic tournament, which is presently taking center stage in the spacious Crowne Ballroom, is boasting record participation and prize pools. Furthermore, the casino’s 24-hour side action is booming in conjunction with the tournament’s draw.

Once again, interested players may get in on the side games throughout the month of February and in the weeks following the tournament. Immediately following the L.A. Poker Classic’s final event on February 24, which is being televised as part of the World Poker Tour, Commerce Casino will host the WPT $200,000 Invitational Freeroll, February 25-26.

Speaking of World Poker Tour television coverage, Commerce Casino is extending an invitation to all interested poker enthusiasts to become part of the live audience during the televising of the L.A. Poker Classic’s final no limit hold’em event on February 24 at 5 p.m. See "how the pros play," then view the entire segment on the Travel Channel when the event airs as part of the World Poker Tour.

A wee bit of luck will be harnessed by winning pan players during Commerce Casino’s upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Elimination Pan Tournament on March 17. The annual St. Patrick’s Day tournament posts a buy-in of $100 with no re-buys. Interested pan players will note that $2,000 will be added by Commerce Casino.

Commerce Casino’s new Jokers Comedy Night is off to a promising start as the newest comedy showcase in Southern California. In fact, Jokers recently featured the comic talents of Robert Townsend, Vic Dunlop, Debi Guitierrez, Gilbert Esquivel, Johnny Sanchez, Danny Villalpondo, Ludo Vika, Carlos Oscar, Pablo Francisco and Commerce Casino’s own David Mosikian, and that’s just the first two weeks. Patrons can catch host Rudy Moreno and other top comics in the Arena Bar & Grill every Thursday night. Incidentally, the Arena also features live entertainment and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. and Karaoke/DJ music Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Commerce Casino recently stepped into the world of bobas with the opening of a new Volcano Tea House. The popular store, serving a variety of beverages ranging from fruit smoothies to café lattes, originated in Taiwan and now boasts 500 stores throughout Asia as well as nine stores in California. Volcano Tea Houses also offers a variety of black and green teas, fruit drinks, and other healthy taste treats in response to the public’s new craze for exotic beverages and iced specialty drinks. Located adjacent to the pan section, the new Volcano Tea House at Commerce Casino is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.