The L.A. Poker Classic is set to begin today at Commerce Casino, a venue located in Los Angeles, California and see a minimum of $350,000 in guaranteed prize money provided during the opening weekend. Today marks the first event on the 60 event schedule with the $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em tournament. This event has an affordable buy-in of just $175 and features a 10,000 chip stack.

Throughout the weekend and beyond, the casino will play host to various poker tournaments, including a $150,000 guaranteed event on Saturday and another event offering $100,000 on Sunday. Included in the many events on the schedule is a $10,000 World Poker Tour main event, a tournament that is expected to draw a big crowd. This event will take place on the 25th of February.

Amateurs as well as professionals can take part in the poker tournament gaming of the L.A. Poker Classic as options are offered with varying buy-ins from the affordable $75 to $25,000 in the high roller tournament. Game variants of the series include no-limit hold’em of course along with Omaha eight or better, stud eight or better, H.O.R.S.E, limit hold’em, stud, 2-7 single draw, triple draw and dealer’s choice.

As if that weren’t enough, the Commerce Casino is upping the ante by offering two $10,000 seats to the World Poker Tour Main Event. Players can simply come to the venue on the 3rd or 12th of February to try their hand at winning a seat. The freerolls are free to enter and could provide players with the option to taking part in the big event with absolutely no investment.

Three additional seats to the event will be provided by the Player of the Series freeroll which will have $30,000 added to cover the cost of entry. Qualifying for this starts this weekend and the top 100 points earners during the series will be allowed to compete in the event, with point totals indicating the amount of chips players will receive. The more points you have, the more chips.

Players can also take advantage of special room rates at the casino, starting at $134 plus tax. Tournaments will begin this weekend and continue until the final event on March 1st, giving poker players plenty of time to get in on the action.