Held at the Commerce Casino in California and starting on February 19th and extending to February 22nd , the L.A. Poker Classic has a buy-in of 10,000. WPT Insider is covering the event in great details. Hourly updates, chip counts, bust out list, interviews and key hands figure to give the poker enthusiast a small dose of what to big boys are experiencing on the WPT
circuit. Anyone can enter a WPT event. Part of the appeal of poker is that as long as you ante up the tournament entry fee, you can compete against the best. You don"t have to be a pro, unlike other professional sports.
Players can enter online satellites for the Party Poker Million, Bay 101 Shooting Stars, the L.A. Poker Classic and the WPT Championship. The Party Poker Million is a tournament held on a magnificent cruise ship and the
Shooting Stars is a unique poker tournament in which poker fans can play against a poker superstar. The WPT Championship is the biggest poker tournament of the year, with a buy-in of $25,000.
The World Poker Tour has become one of the hottest new pop culture Phenomena across America. Casinos and their online counterparts are Recording substantial increases in the number of poker players and even begin to reconfigure their floors to devote more tables to poker. A list celebrities including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Vartan, Jack Black and many others are reported to be fans.