Darts Betting Guide
Not too many years ago Darts coverage was only provided for a few tournaments every year. Those were held in smoky bar lounges in front of lots of boozers. In recent times things have changed significantly for darts with big TV channels like Sky Sports, BBC and ITV who are now covering Darts tournaments all year round.
There are currently two Darts organisations. The PDC that has top players of the level of Raymond Van Barneveld and legend Phil Taylor, and the BDO which is made of mostly semi-professionals and can be watched on the BBC.
Thanks to extensive television coverage, Darts has become a trendy sport for betting. Punters love to take advantage of the many live in-running markets. In recent years Phil Taylor has been dominating force but now that he has retired there are even more betting opportunities. Several players can realistically win the biggest tournaments, and this makes the whole sport more exciting. Punters can, therefore, find plenty of value in the odds. For the best Darts Betting Tips visit our dedicated section.
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Major Darts Tournament Calendar
- 6th to 14th Jan – BDO World Darts Championship
- 7th February to 17th May – Premier League Of Darts
- 2nd to 4th March – UK Open
- 31st May to 3rd June – PDC World Cup of Darts
- 21st July to 29th July – World Matchplay Darts
- 15th to 16th September – Champions League of Darts
- 30th September to 6th October – World Grand Prix
- 25th to 28th October – European Championship Darts
- 10th to 18th November – Grand Slam Of Darts
- 14th December to 1st January – PDC World Darts Championship
Popular Darts Bets
Outright Darts Betting
On Darts betting the ante-post market is very popular. This is especially true when the draw has been made as punters can see the potential route of the different players. In the PDC format, there are players like Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor before, who are always short-priced favourites in the outright betting. In the BDO the betting is a lot more open.
Darts Match Odds
All the major UK bookmaker will offer plenty of betting options on every match of televised darts tournament. Especially in the first phases, there are lots of matches being played and there are opportunities to place accumulator bets. Those are by nature riskier, but the odds are greater and so the potential returns. It makes sense to try those in the early stages of darts tournaments when there are plenty of short-priced favourites.
Darts Handicap Betting
If you are willing to bet on a dart match but odds are very short on one of the players, you can take a look at the handicap markets. Most bookmakers will offer handicap opportunities with the aim of even out the match odds and make the betting on the event more interesting to punters. This is pretty common in the first round of competitions when top players are facing underdogs. Similarly to other sports handicap, in Darts Handicap Betting the favourite to win will need to imaginary overcome a handicap in terms of games and sets. The odds reflect this challenge and are more even between the two players.
Bet Live In-Running on Darts
There are many different types of bets available during darts tournaments. Lots of them will be available also in running so you can place a bet while watching the match. Surely odds will shorten as one player will take the lead, but if you can spot trends, you will have great opportunities to beat the bookies.
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