I got a response, and Randy’s game is not a tournament.
They play a cash game that begins around 7:30. First buy is between $60-100. They play till around 2am or so. Ages are between 21-65. Seems like it’d be ok. I don’t know the location yet, but Randy will send me an e-mail on Thrusday with more info.
For Andrew’s Birthday, we’re playing cards somewhere. I’m trying to figure out the best spot to go. For tournament style action, here’s what I’ve found for Friday’s:
The Bicycle in Bell Gardens runs a daily tournament for $40 (30+10) with no rebuys, but it starts at noon.
Commerce runs their Daily tournament for $120 (100+20) with multiple re-buys, and it also starts at noon.
Crystal Casino in Compton runs a Friday tournament with a $30 buy in (20+10), and it starts at 7PM. Multiple re-buys however.
Normandie runs their daily tournament starting at 7PM. $25 buy in with 10$ re-buys.
Hawaiian Gardens Casino runs two tournaments on Friday, but they start at 4pm and 4:30 pm. The earlier one has a $155 buy in with no rebuys. The later one is a $65 buy in with a one time optional $50 re-buy.
Hollywood Park runs two daily tournaments on Friday. An 11:30 AM poker and ponies NL Holdem with a $30 buy-in. I think that this has multiple re-buys. They also run a Friday night tournament starting at 7:30 PM, but the buy in is steep at $330.
I also came across a site (losangelespokerplayers.com) that listed a home game in Sherman Oaks called Randy’s Game. It says “Friday nights 8:30pm. $20 NL hold em game.” I e-mailed the contact info listed, but haven’t heard back yet. I’ll let you know when I do if that’s an option.
Anyhow, that’s really all I found in the area. What do you think?