Saturday 13th May, 2023

Win a WPT500 Main Event Package worth £800 and head to DTD this month!

By Mad Harper

The return of the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn in a fortnight is causing a lot of excitement! It’s been seven years since this prestigious festival was held at the Nottingham casino and players are starting to get very buoyed up about the £500,000 guaranteed Main Event.


To celebrate the WPT500 UK revival along with the Official Travel Partnership announcement, MainEventTravel has teamed up with Dusk Till Dawn with a promotion guaranteed to whet the appetite of all wannabe WPT500 players. The winner of the competition will snag an incredible prize package worth £800, comprising the £560 entry into the Main Event plus a £240 hotel credit from MainEventTravel.com.


The WPT500 Main Event is taking place over the end-of-May bank holiday (May 26-29) with five Day 1s running from May 26-28 (including a turbo Day 1e.) The final day is on May 29.


Anyone who enters the MainEventTravel.com WPT500 competition is in with a chance of winning! All you have to do to enter is simply go and LIKE MainEventTravel’s Facebook page, and then comment below the giveaway post (which will be pinned to the top of our Facebook page) which Nottingham hotel you would recommend for players travelling to play the WPT500, and why?


Maybe proximity is your thing, in which case you might decide to sing the praises of the Holiday Inn Castle Marina. Or perhaps you prefer the idea of hotels located in period properties like the St James Hotel, the Mercure Nottingham or the Hilton. If cost is key, budget options like Ibis and Leonardo (formerly Jurys Inn) might float your boat. Don’t worry if you’ve never stayed in Nottingham! Just take a look at the top hotel options on MainEventTravel.com's WPT500 hotel booking page and pick one you’d like to stay in. Whichever hotel you choose, we are looking for POSITIVE comments – this is not the place to vent (even if you’ve had a bad hotel experience in the past!) Only comments that are clean, fun, friendly and positive will be eligible.

All players who have posted a valid hotel recommendation on our Giveaway post pinned to top of MET's facebook page before 12:00 noon (GMT) Friday, May 19 will be entered into a LIVE random draw taking place at 14:00 (GMT), Friday, May 19.  In addition, the top five most liked recommendations will each receive a £50 travel credit which can be set against future bookings with MainEventTravel.com.


Kelly Saxby, MET Retail & Sales said: “We are thrilled that the WPT500 is heading to DTD and delighted that MainEventTravel.com are able to not only give one lucky player the chance to compete at the event via this giveaway, but that the promotion will also provide players travelling to DTD an opportunity to see which hotels are recommended by poker travellers like themselves.”


Dusk Till Dawn hosted the first UK version of the WPT500 back in 2014. There were 2,133 entries with Eleanor Gudger winning £140,000. In 2015, Swansea player Richard Harris outlasted a 1,615-entry field to win £150,000. At the last Dusk Till Dawn edition of the WPT500 in 2016, there were 1,835 entries with British pro Ben Winsor snagging the £182,700 top prize.


In addition to the Main Event, this month’s WPT500 festival also includes a £2,200 Super High Roller and £230 WPT NLHE Freezeout (both starting May 25) plus a £1,100 High Roller, £120 WPT Bounty and the £120 WPT Finale event. View the full WPT500 schedule here.  


Dusk Till Dawn was launched in 2007 and was designed “specifically as a place to poker”. It has stayed true to its roots ever since. The 45-table venue now hosts some of the biggest tournaments in Europe and also has a ton of cash game tables starting from as low as £1/£1 NLHE and PLO.


The new partnership featuring MainEventTravel.com as the Official Travel Partner of Dusk Till Dawn, makes it easier than ever before for players to book their hotel and travel all at the same time. You can pay for hotels and flights on MainEventTravel.com using Luxon Pay, DTD’s Official Payment Partner.


The WPT500 is a real landmark event and attracted thousands of entries last time it was held at Dusk Till Dawn so expect this month’s event to be incredibly popular. Click here to view all the hotels available in Nottingham on MainEventTravel.com today.


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