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Darts Betting Guide

Darts betting is becoming more and more popular. Many people like to take their chances on the outright markets for the big events, especially with so much value on offer if you can pick a player to win the tournament outside of Phil Taylor. Even each way backers can be well rewarded for finding a runner up to Taylor in the major TV tournaments. Sky’s coverage of darts now is such that there are regular TV tournament to bet on, culminating in the PDC World Championship at the end of each year, with the BDO World Championship following immediately after in January, a tournament jointly televised by the BBC and ESPN.

The UK Open, known as the "FA Cup of Darts" due to the unseeded 128 player, straight knockout format takes place in June, and a month later a party atmosphere is guaranteed at The World Matchplay at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. The Premier League runs from February to May at various venues across the UK with the World Grand Prix happening in Dublin in October. The Grand Slam of Darts in November involves both PDC and BDO players and a new addition to the darting calender is the World Cup, with the second event taking place in Germany in February 2012.

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Tournament betting

There are many forms of outright tournament darts betting. You can bet on the tournament winner, to make the final and name the finalists market. In major tournaments there are also quarter betting markets where you split in the field into the quarters and pick the winner. If your player makes the semi final that bet is a winner. As well as player markets there are also markets like ‘will there be a 170 checkout?’, ‘will there be a 9 dart finish?’ and total tournament 180’s.

Pre-match betting

There are plenty of markets to bet on in each darts match before the players step up to the oche. As well as match betting there is also handicap betting and correct score betting. One of the more popular bets is the total 180’s market as well as the who will score most 180’s market. You can also bet on who will score the highest checkout and what the highest checkout will be. As well as those markets you can also bet on the total amount of legs or sets depending on the format of the tournament.

In-play betting

In play betting on darts can be very profitable as the game can change so quickly. As well as the usual match betting and handicap betting in play, other markets which can be backed during a match are which double will be hit to win a chosen leg/set, what colour will the double be to win leg/set. You can also bet on what the first 3 darts of each leg will be and if there will be a 180 in the leg.

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