Darts Betting Guide - Your Complete Guide To Betting On Darts Matches

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Darts Match Betting - The Ultimate Guide to Betting on “The Arrers”

Darts is a growing sport and with that betting opportunities are becoming more and more prevalent, so here I’ll go through all of the major events, what you can bet on and some strategy to help you along the way.

The Major Darts Tournaments

The World Championship(s)

Darts Betting Guide Darts holds the first World Championship of the year in sport, with the PDC World Final normally taking place on New Year’s Day. This Championship is growing every year in numbers, but after qualifying rounds the top players come in at the last sixty four stage.  Each round takes place using the “set” format, first to three legs win a set. The first round is best of five, sets, the second and third rounds are best of seven, the quarter-finals best of nine, semi-finals best of eleven and the final best of thirteen.

The BDO World Championship takes place the week after the PDC event finishes. This has a smaller draw, the top seeds come in at the last thirty two. Players play best of five sets in round one,  progressively going up to best of thirteen sets in the final.

The Premier League

The Premier League is currently a ten player competition run by the PDC. The format has changed a little over the years, but currently the ten players all play eachother weekly, with the bottom two relegated at the end of the ten weeks. Then the remaining eight play eachother again, and at the end of this the top four qualify for the Premier League finals night (two semi finals and a final). The normal league matches are played over best of twelve legs (meaning a draw is possible) – with the semi finals being best of fifteen legs and the final best of nineteen legs.

The UK Open

The UK Open, held in June,  is billed as the FA Cup of darts, a tournament open to many players held with a random draw at the end of each round. This tournament, like the Premier League, is played over a leg format, with the early rounds being played over best of nine, the legs going up to a best of twenty-one final.

The World Matchplay

Held at the Blackpool Winter Gardens every year, this is deemed the second biggest crown on the PDC circuit. Held over a longer legs format, with the first round being best of nineteen and the final best of thirty five (sometimes longer as matches have to be won by two clear legs), this is a true test of darts.

The World Grand Prix

This event is held in October every year in Dublin, and features a set format, unique in the fact that each leg has to be started on a double. Thirty two players line up in the first round, and the event starts with matches being just best of three in the first round, because of this, it has a reputation of being more prone to upsets. Matches become longer as the event goes on, the final being best of eleven sets.

Grand Slam of Darts

An event that starts off with a round robin format, this is the only event run by the PDC that invites BDO players. Thirty two players line up in eight group of four, with sixteen players moving into the knockout stages – these matches being from best of nineteen up to best of thirty one in the final.

Other events

I have covered many of the main events here, but there are many other betting opportunities throughout the year including the Masters, the Players Championships finals and European Championships, as well as many BDO run events.

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Darts Gambling Opportunities

Outright Betting

Bookmakers will price up the bigger events some time beforehand, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to place your bet (The World Championship you could bet on pretty much all year round). You’ll also be able to place a bet during any event in running.

In most events (apart from the UK Open) the draw is bracketed, so you’ll know a certain players route to the final – so when planning an outright bet, study the draw-sheet and bet accordingly. Throughout each larger tournament players three-dart averages are available online, as well as how often they are hitting their doubles, so you’ll have a pretty strong form guide to use when deciding on your bets.

Match Betting

Match Odds - There are many betting opportunities on individual matches, the most obvious being the match odds. Which player do you think will win? Use the average/checkout data to help you along the way, which player has had an easier time throughout the event by playing shorter matches, what is the head to head between the two players – use all these bits of information to help your decision making.

Which player will have the most 180’s - another popular bet to place. Once again, information is available, you’ll be able to look up how many players have hit in previous matches – don’t just go for the better player, because some players may play treble nineteen/eighteen more than others.

Correct Score – Correctly predict the score in the match.  A longer odds bet, but a bet you might want to place if you feel that a match might be very one-sided – ie you might want to back Phil Taylor to win 6-0, or vice versa you think a match may be very close, so you back both players to win 5-4.

Highest Checkout – You’ll be able to find out a players previous highest checkout, so there is something of a form guide,  a bet guaranteed to last till the very end of the match.

Score after x legs/sets – A bet based on an early part of the match. You may be able to bet on the score after four legs, or the score after six sets – is one or other of the players a particularly good starter?

Handicap Betting – A player (the underdog normally) will be given a start in the match. For example, Simon Whitlock may be given a one and a half sets start over Michael van Gerwen and the odds are set accordingly.

So be it the highest checkout, the most 180’s or if you think a player has a great chance of winning a particular tournament, go ahead and place your bet, knowing that now you have put the work in, your betting strategy is in great shape.

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Planet Mark's Top Rec:

32Red are giving the old 'High Street Bookies' sports betting brands some real trouble in 2019.

This very slick site offers top-rated odds; a huge range of bets and a big list of player promotions (really, check the latest before you bet elsewhere). This now includes an excellent 100% profit boost offer for all new players.

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