Commerce Casino is located about 5 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, just off the 5 freeway in the city of Commerce, California. The Commerce Casino’s poker room is the biggest by number of tables in the world with more than 200 tables. This enormous room is internationally famous, mainly due to its association with many major poker events. The Commerce is a glamorous destination for the World Poker Tour — hosting the WPT L.A. Poker Classic and the star-studded WPT Celebrity Invitational every year. High-rolling pros such as Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth are on the honor roll of final-tablists at these events. Famous faces are always darting around throughout the Commerce and serve to cement its status as a world-leading venue. The Heartland Poker Tour Gold Rush series also comes to the Commerce. This event gives mid-stakes players access to huge prize pools for small buy-ins.
The Commerce Casino is truly immense. Only the Rio’s Amazon Room is comparable for the amount of action that can be spread in one place, with thousand-person tournaments able to run here alongside cash games. The Commerce poker room is so large that each quadrant has its own information screen to give information about the games that are running. Speaking of which, the Commerce is the only venue in the state to simultaneously spread the classic no-limit hold’em, limit hold’em, and PLO cash games at a variety of buy-in levels with a bewildering array of other games. Pineapple, crazy pineapple, and razz run regularly, plus mixed games, split-pot games, and so much more. High rollers can escape the rush of the giant poker room by retreating to the dedicated high-stakes room. More than 40 tables sit here, with stakes soaring as high as $400-$800 in the no-limit hold’em game. The Commerce high-stakes room also follows the global trend for open-face Chinese poker and regular Chinese poker as big-time gamblers play for dizzying amounts per point.