OUR SERVICES

Charity Poker Tournaments

We will help every step of the way. From flyer design to rewarding sponsors. We will even help you advertise and sell tickets.

Team Building

Body language, situational awareness, risk vs. reward, all dull topics in a meeting but tons of fun to test out on the poker tables.

Production Consulting

Don’t let the viewer catch you bluffing. From continuity to casting, trust our team. We have years of experience on both sides of the camera.

SUCCESSFUL POKER TOURNAMENTS

Raising the stakes for anyone from local dog rescues to international non-profits.

YEARS

EXPERIENCE EQUALS KNOWLEDGE

We have hosted celebrities, poker pros, politicians and sports stars. Bring it on.

$

DOLLARS RAISED FOR CHARITY

Leverage the awesome power of poker for your fundraiser.

Branded upgrades available.

Reward your sponsors with

custom felts, cards and more.

Members of NACPO and the

Tournament Directors Association.

Legal, safe and fully insured.

Pre-event mentoring.

Step by step instructions.

We advertise for you.

Our dealers make the difference.

Actual employees,

not random contractors.

See us in action

Take A Tour

Trust is huge in our business and we have nothing to hide. Check out our equipment, our dealers and see why hundreds of satisfied clients say we are the best in the game.

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THE POKER PEOPLE

Lara Gertzen, CEO

Lara started the company 13 years ago as West LA Poker; a retail store and Dealer Academy. It soon morphed into one of the most requested poker providers in LA and the rest is history. Married for 23 years, Lara splits her time between travel, several spoiled pets and of course, playing a lot of poker.

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Pamela Laurie, COO

Hailing from North Dakota, Pamela brought her mid-western work ethic with her when she moved to LA. After a chance meeting with Lara in 2009 she began dealing poker and soon became a Tournament Director and eventually running much of the front office. The coup was complete in 2019 when she became a co-owner of The Poker People.