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Poker Industry Happenings for November

Lots Going on in California and Florida




Tired of losing money to more skilled poker players in your home games? Or perhaps you’re too intimated to even venture into a poker game? Then, welcome to Commerce Casino’s University of Poker (CCUP), a tuition-free institution where you can study all you want, never lose a penny, and laugh till you can’t stop.

That’s what’s in store for students that sign up for the “No Beginner Too Green” and “Intermediate” classes being taught at the world’s largest poker casino, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4. There are no prerequisites, no 12-hour entrance exams, no term papers, and best of all, no cost to attend. It’s a free University that teaches students how to play poker and win money.

At Commerce Casino’s University of Poker, you can avoid taking the expensive path of “paying for your lessons” in a poker game — where every mistake has a price tag.

The professor is none other than the highly respected “Poker Comedian” Roger Rodd, Hollywood‘s “Instructor To The Stars.” He teaches the game to the Hollywood elite and served as behind-the-scenes poker coach for the movie Lucky You, with Eric Bana and Robert Duvall.

“Our switchboard receives at least a handful of calls every day from people asking if we will teach them to play poker — and asking what it costs,” explains Dave Mosikian, Commerce Casino’s Player Relations Manager. “Since people want to learn the game, we decided to offer instruction to them for free. At our University of Poker, Commerce Casino mixes first class instruction with laughs — and there is no intimidation whatsoever. Come learn and have fun!”

All sessions are taught in a private room with no intimidation or distractions. Enrollment will be limited to 25 students in order to ensure maximum personal attention. Beginner’s Classes meet on Tuesdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., while Intermediate Classes are on Wednesdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. To register for classes or for more information, go to:

Commerce Casino, seven miles south of downtown Los Angeles, is located at 6131 East Telegraph Rd., Commerce, CA 90040, just off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at the Washington Blvd. exit. Phone (323) 721-2100. For more information, go to


Come join the Normandie Casino 7 days a week for their new Texas Hold’em Double Jackpots. Double jackpot hours are 9 a.m.–11 a.m., 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m., everyday. The $8-$16 limit and Yellow Chip hold’em games have a Non-Progressive Bonus Jackpot where four-of-a-kind beaten by four-of-a-kind (both pocket pairs), or better wins $40,000!

The Normandie Casino offers a new Blackjack Rewards Program where players get a stamp for every Blackjack received and with the 10th stamp get $20 cash! Normandie is the only casino in L.A. that pays Vegas Style Odds on Blackjack by paying 3-to-2!

Check out the new schedule and new staff at the Normandie’s Weekend Poker Tournament Series. Every Friday at 7 p.m. we feature the “Weekend Warrior” limit hold’em tournament with a Free Buy-In, $10 Entry Fee, and $10 Multiple Re-Buys. Every Saturday at 7 p.m. is the “Ultimate Survivor” no-limit hold’em tournament with $50 buy-in, $10 entry fee, 2 (optional) $50 Re-Buys. Two exciting Bonuses to the tournaments include one lucky player from the “Weekend Warrior” tournament will go heads up for the chance to “Beat the Boss” (or and NC representative) for a progressive cash prize of $500 minimum. Another player will have the chance to be the Ultimate Survivor and make it to the final table in the “Ulitmate Survivor” tournament where your tournament chips will be exchanged for real live chips!

Please call 1(800) 9-WINNER or visit our website at for more details.


In the month of December, Ocean’s Eleven will be giving out cash! Players can win cash in the NFL Sunday’s Cash Drawings where every Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. you have a chance to win a minimum of $200 per drawing. Some of the cash giveaways have been over $2,000 in the past weeks as the first player drawn must be present or $300 will be rolled over to the next week’s time slot.

Starting in December, Cash for the Holidays drawings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Dec. 16 to Dec. 31. Names will randomly be chosen from Players Card scans through-out the month. Drawings will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Please see the floor person for complete details.

Don’t forget to enjoy our Monday Night football giveaway and the delicious carving cart where every item is just $1. Come in by 5:30 p.m. so you can get your name on the $1,000 “Guess the Score” tickets. Three $200 drawings are held at 6:30 p.m. from these tickets. There is also a $500 drawing one hour after the football game as well.



Weekly no-limit Texas hold’em multi and single-table tournaments in November include no-limit Texas hold’em single table sit-and-go tournaments, 10-handed and one-table tournaments, 15-minute rounds, and all sit-and-go tournament players are eligible to win the Bad Beat Jackpot and Royal Flush Bonus Jackpot.

Provide us with your e-mail address by logging onto our website at and print out confirmation page to redeem $10 off one tournament buy-in.

Receive a Royal Flush anytime in November and obtain $500* Get a free gift, while supplies last, with a four-of-a-kind hand. *(Must use both hole cards. All jackpot eligible games). Participate in the Big Slick Tournament with a $1,100 buy in on Nov. 29 at noon.

Free Texas hold’em poker lessons are held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Poker Room at Seminole Paradise.

Membership in the Seminole Player’s Club is fast, free and easy. Player’s Club Wild cards can be used during casino play on the new Vegas-style slots and games. Points are determined by rate of play, so increased playing translates into greater benefits. Seminole Player’s Club Wild Card is accepted at all Seminole Hard Rock and Seminole Casinos including Brighton, Coconut Creek, Hollywood, Immokalee and Tampa. Points can also be redeemed for goods and services throughout the Seminole Casinos, free casino play, complimentary hotel offers, free food and beverage specials, preferred parking, invitations to special “Players Only” events, invitations to super star entertainment at Hard Rock Live, individualized casino host services and more. Visit the Players Club at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for more details.



over 12 years ago

WOW... now its just Califoria and Florida... Amazingly it got worse...


over 12 years ago

And it doesnt even have an author.... HAHAHAHA fcking losers