Virgin Poker Festival hits Nottingham
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Following the success of the previous Virgin Poker Festivals in Birmingham and Newcastle, Virgin Poker has announced that the next poker extravaganza will take place at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room in Nottingham,
Following the success of the previous Virgin Poker Festivals in Birmingham and Newcastle, Virgin Poker has announced that the next poker extravaganza will take place at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room in Nottingham, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2008.
With Dusk Till Dawn being the first poker-only venue in the UK and the largest poker room in Europe, the Nottingham festival is tipped to be bigger and better than its predecessors. Over 270 Virgin Poker players will be given the opportunity to compete in a two-day live poker tournament - and the chance to win a share of its impressive £32,000 prize pot.
The Main Event at the Festival will be a €150 Texas Hold’em No Limit Freezeout tournament for up to 270 players, with 10,000 starting stacks, 40 minute levels and £5,000 added to the prize pool. There will be no direct buy-ins to the event – all players will qualify via online satellites and freerolls at www.virginpoker.com
Local Nottingham residents will also be able to compete for the chance to win a seat at the Virgin Poker Festival on Sunday 22nd June, when Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club will be holding a special live satellite tournament with 20 seats up for grabs.
Fun is definitely the name of the game at the Virgin Poker Festival, with a variety of side events taking place alongside the main tournament to give everyone an opportunity to get involved - regardless of their poker playing abilities. Practice tables will offer ‘live play classes’ for less experienced players, whilst Wii bowling - back by popular demand - will be taking place over the weekend in search of a player worthy of the Wii bowling crown.
To add a further Virgin twist to the Virgin Poker Festival, players will be able to knock-out key opponents whose heads carry bounties of fantastic Virgin giveaways, whilst STTs and Heads-Up challenges with the Virgin Poker team will ensure every opportunity for players to have a winning weekend.
And, for those not lucky enough to win a seat at the main tournament table – or those players suffering an early exit – there are three side events running over the weekend. With Virgin adding 50,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles for the winner of each side event, a dash to Vegas for the WSOP may be on the cards for a lucky few the following week!
For more information on the Virgin Poker Festival, and how to qualify, please visit www.virginpoker.com.