£500,000 Guaranteed WPT500 UK Heads to Dusk Till Dawn From May 26


Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham, United Kingdom, is set to host the latest edition of the exciting WPT 500 event. May 26-29 are the dates you need to keep free in your diaries if you plan on becoming a WPT500 UK champion and reeling in the largest slice of a prize pool guaranteed to weigh in at £500,000.

The £560 buy-in £500,000 guaranteed WPT500 UK features five Day 1s running from May 26-28, including a turbo-structured Day 1E. Day 2 commences on May 28, with the worthy champion crowned on May 29.

Dusk Till Dawn is hosting five live satellites, each costing £65, with a total of 60x £560 seats guaranteed. They take place before the festival on May 20, 21, 24, and 25, and between Day 1B and 1C on May 26.

Dusk Till Dawn Excited to Host WPT500 UK

Live Poker Director at Dusk Till Dawn, Simon Trumper, is delighted to see the Nottingham venue, regarded as the home of British poker, host the WPT500 UK again after a seven-year hiatus.

We're very excited to be hosting the WPT500 UK at the club. It is an event we expect to highly resonate with our customers, and we hope the timing of the event over a UK bank holiday gives players an even better opportunity to take part."

Previous WPT500 Results

Dusk Till Dawn hosted the inaugural WPT500 UK in November 2014, and saw 2,133 players take to the tables. Eleanor Gudger emerged triumphantly from that event, turning her £500 investment into £140,000. Gudger went on to become a sponsored pro of the now-defunct online poker site PKR.

WPT500 UK returned the following year and saw Welshman Richard Harris walk away with the title, the trophy, and £150,000 in prize money after outlasting 1,615 opponents. The last time Dusk Till Dawn played host to the WPT500 UK was in October 2016, when Benjamin Winsor helped himself to the £182,700 top prize, leaving 1,834 opponents in his wake.

The 2023 WPT500 UK is the first such tournament in a live setting since December 2019 thanks, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last three editions have all taken place online at PartyPoker, making Pedro Cavalieri of Brazil, champion in August 2021, the reigning champion.

There was a WPT500 held online in June 2021 that David Afework won, but he was subsequently disqualified for a breach of the PartyPoker terms and conditions.

DateLocationBuy-inEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
July 2014Aria, Las Vegas$5653,599$1,561,000Sean Yu$260,000
November 2014Dusk Till Dawn, UK£5002,133£1,066,500Eleanor Gudger£140,000
July 2015Aria, Las Vegas$5655,113$2,556,500Craig Varnell$185,800
October 2015Dusk Till Dawn, UK£5501,616£1,000,000Richard Harris£150,000
July 2016Aria, Las Vegas$5653,956$1,978,000Andreas Olympios$260,000
October 2016Dusk Till Dawn, UK£5501,835£1,000,000Benjamin Winsor£182,700
May 2017Gardens Casino, Los Angeles$5653,266$1,633,000Dong Lee$224,500
July 2017Aria, Las Vegas$5653,541$1,770,500Jonathan Borenstein$230,000
March 2018Aspers, London£4201,810£626,550Gary Miller£114,000
July 2018Aria, Las Vegas$5652,983$1,259,200Kyriakos Papdopoulos$184,900
August 2018Gardens Casino, Los Angeles$5702,509$1,254,500Michael Copeland$170,125
November 2018Playground Poker Club, CanadaC$5502,536C$1,229,960Miguel GoncaloC$173,030
March 2019Casino Barcelona, Spain€5502,763€1,340,055Lukasz Fraczek€215,000
June 2019Aria, Las Vegas$5651,932$966,000Ben Farrell$155,000
December 2019Gardens Casino, Los Angeles$5702,310$1,155,000Griffin Paul$174,850
May 2020PartyPoker, Online$5304,828$2,414,000Fabio Sperling$281,126
March 2021PartyPoker, Online$5302,420$1,211,000Dylan Rowe$181,544
August 2021PartyPoker, Online$5302,295$1,147,500Pedro Cavalieri$153,504

Did You Know the World Poker Tour is Online?


The launch of WPT Global means that poker players around the world now have the chance to win their way to WPT events, win prizes and enjoy exciting games such as Poker Flips. As one of the world's largest cash game poker networks, WPT Global is available in over 50 countries and territories around the world.

WPT Global offers a large deposit match bonus: 100% on deposits up to $1,200 (using any payment method). New players depositing a minimum of $20 automatically receive this match bonus which is unlocked in $5 increments (credited straight to the cashier) for every $20 of rake contribution.

Both tournaments and cash games count towards bonus unlocking; new players have 90 days from the date of first deposit to unlock and claim their full bonus amount.

  • Find out more about the history of the WPT500 tournament.

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