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    Justin Hammer no longer at Commerce

    Justin Hammer, the well-liked tournament coordinator at Commerce Casino, is no longer working there.

    This followed a public Twitter spat with Allen Kessler, which featured Kessler being angry that Hammer had called him an "idiot" when it got heated. In Hammer's defense, Kessler was in the wrong regarding accusations of funding Commerce overlays with staff auto-tips, and wouldn't back down.

    Within days, we saw this announcement:


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    I could be wrong and have no inside knowledge, but I kind of thought his departure has more to do with another missed guarantee last weekend (approx. $35,000 short in a $250,000 guarantee) in the opening event of their current annual series known as the "Commerce Holdem Series"

    It's not the first missed guarantee in the last few years since Hammer became a TD a Commerce, and unlike others, Commerce to my knowledge always upholds the guarantee and does not do things like add opening days or put players in or just offer everyone a free ice cream (yes, that actually happened to me at Hustler approx. 10 years ago when they missed a daily nightly $15000 guarantee by quite a bit).

    Hammer's departure comes mid-series with 2 big guarantees still to come over the next few weekends, so I'm skeptical this has solely to do with calling Kessler an idiot on Twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeD View Post
    I could be wrong and have no inside knowledge, but I kind of thought his departure has more to do with another missed guarantee last weekend (approx. $35,000 short in a $250,000 guarantee) in the opening event of their current annual series known as the "Commerce Holdem Series"

    It's not the first missed guarantee in the last few years since Hammer became a TD a Commerce, and unlike others, Commerce to my knowledge always upholds the guarantee and does not do things like add opening days or put players in or just offer everyone a free ice cream (yes, that actually happened to me at Hustler approx. 10 years ago when they missed a daily nightly $15000 guarantee by quite a bit).

    Hammer's departure comes mid-series with 2 big guarantees still to come over the next few weekends, so I'm skeptical this has solely to do with calling Kessler an idiot on Twitter.
    Yeah I thought maybe the overlays could've been an issue.

    But yes, Commerce has always been stand up about their guarantees. I'll give them that.

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