Darts World Championship Betting Tips
The PDC Darts World Championship is the biggest professional darts tournament in the world. To be crowned world champion of this sport is the highest accolade for any player, with Phil “The Power” Taylor having claimed sixteen world titles and establishing himself as a legend of the sport.
The World Championship Darts is held at Alexandra Palace in north London, with the world’s best players and a host of qualifiers competing in this tournament and the matches are played over a longer format than typical matches.
There are seventy-two players that compete in the World Darts Championship, with the top thirty-two on the order of merit automatically qualifying along with the top sixteen players from the Pro Tour. There are also four players from the European Pro Tour and several International Qualifiers that gives the tournament a global feel in the early stages.
How to bet on the Darts World Championship
The first round matches are played to the best of five sets, with most of the top 32 seeds able to win their games and progress through to the second round. The second round and third round of the World Darts Championship are played to four sets, while the quarter final matches are best of nine sets.
The semi-finals are best of eleven sets and the final is a marathon that is played as the first to win seven sets. This match is the most popular from a betting perspective, with most of the money coming In-Play as the final two players compete for the honour of becoming world champion.
During the first round and second round matches, the games are split into sessions so you might have four matches taking place on an afternoon and evening. This means you can have an accumulator on these games although there’s nothing to stop you combining players who are competing on different days.
Some of the top seeds might be heavy favourites to win their first, second and even third round matches, although there is handicap betting available which means you can back them at more favourable odds if you think they are going to win by a big margin.
You can also bet on the winner of the World Darts Championship, with each-way betting on offer and you can also bet on the winner of each quarter of the draw. That means making money simply if your selected player reaches the semi-final stage and it’s worth considering this as an alternative to backing the winner.
In-Play betting on the World Championship
Because the World Championship Darts is played over a longer match format than normal, there are more In-Play betting markets and opportunities. The action can be very fast and there are sometimes time delays when it comes to placing live bets, so make sure you are betting on the right odds.
It’s possible to place hundreds of bets when it comes to In-Play darts betting markets and we recommend that customers are careful when it comes to live bets, with cash out available should you wish to close out some or all of your bet.