Darts is one of the most exciting sports around, largely because the relatively slow nature of the game creates huge pressure, which in turn leads to close finishes and maximum tension. Betting on darts can ratchet that excitement up even further and fans of in-play betting will also love having a punt on the darts, with wild odds swings after virtually every dart.
Darts is unusual in that it has two world governing bodies but for us darts lovers that’s just great, as we have two World Championships to enjoy. The original governing body, the BDO, has its major event at the start of January each year, whilst the PDC has its showpiece starting in mid-December and finishing at the start of the following January. This means we have an occasional overlap in the World Championships and means that darts fans can almost an entire month of top class darts over the festive period.
The PDC was created in 1992 and their first World Championship was held in 1994, with the BDO’s version having started in 1978. Betting on the outright winner of both of these tournaments is great fun and whilst there is no doubting that the standard of darts in the PDC is higher, it could be argued that the better characters and the rising stars are to be found in the BDO.
Of course, there is more to darts, and more to betting on darts, than the two world crowns and darts is now essentially a 12 months a year sport, with tournaments held all over the world. It really is a global game and whilst the sport remains dominated by Brits and Europeans it is played and watched all over the world, with a number of events in Australia.
Aside from the two aforementioned majors, other big tournaments include the World Matchplay, Premier League, UK Open, Grand Slam of Darts (the only tournament to feature players from both the PDC and the BDO) and, from the BDO, the World Masters and the BDO World Trophy.
If you want to bet on the outright winner market of the biggest events in darts, or even the individual matches, then our live odds comparison is the perfect accompaniment to our darts tips and offers. We compare the prices offered by all the biggest and best darts betting sites, making it quicker than ever for you get the best darts odds, whatever you want to bet on. You save time AND you make more money when your bets win, which we reckon is a pretty awesome combination.
Another way to make money from your darts bets, aside, of course, from picking lots of winners, is to take advantage of the many betting offers that the various bookies bring out. Betting on darts is a competitive business and, especially for the two World Championships and a handful of the other major events, the best darts bookmakers around will offer both new and existing customers a good range of promotions in order to compete for the custom of us darts punters.
These offers can vary from enhanced odds welcome offers on key favourites to money back promos if your outright winner bet is beaten by a certain player. In addition, price boosts for existing customers, money back if there is a nine-dart finish or cash back if your player is beaten by a checkout on the bull, are also common darts offers that help shift the odds just a little bit in your favour.
In short, we’ve got everything you need to enjoy betting on darts right here: from live odds comparison to betting tips, and from darts offers to our tournament predictions.Google+