Tournament starts at 10:30am UK time
Group starts at 730pm UK time
Dead Heat Rules Apply in the Event of a Tie
Dead Heat Rules Apply in the Event of a Tie
Michael van Gerwen
Jeffrey de Zwaan
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jose de Sousa
Vincent van der Voort
1/2 Odds Place 1, 2
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Darts Betting at William Hill
Darts betting at William Hill
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Darts is a growing global sport, with its popularity rapidly on the rise. With this upsurge comes an increase in darts betting opportunities, with tournaments taking place constantly around the world.
What’s more, these opportunities exist across the two main darts organisations – the more commercialised Professional Darts Corporation and the longer-standing British Darts Organisation.
More of the familiar names of the darting world can be found in the cash-rich PDC, with Michael Van Gerwen, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson regulars in the latter stages of tournaments.
Such household names aren’t present in the BDO, although those who follow darts to some degree will recognise the likes of Scott Mitchell and Scott Waites.
Understanding the darts betting markets
For every darts event of any size, there will be a selection of markets available on which to place bets.
Typically, the main darts odds will relate to the tournament winner – the player who will lift the trophy at the event’s conclusion.
As the majority of tournaments are knockout based, with players progressing through rounds to move on, match betting is another popular market when betting on darts.
Again, these markets don’t just relate to which player will win a particular encounter, as there could be in excess of 30 different markets available for each specific match.
Some of these can be fairly niche, such as whether a player will check out the highest possible finish of 170, the number of 180s thrown in a specific match or the potential for a perfect nine-dart finish to be achieved.
These markets are often good for live darts betting and in-play odds too.
Darts matches are broken down into legs of 501. The winner of each leg is the first to score 501, with the added necessity of finishing on a double.
William Hill darts odds include leg betting and with the majority of legs over in less than two minutes, new betting openings are continuously available.
So there is something for those wanting the possibility of almost instant returns, for those prepared to bet on an outcome that will take around an hour to resolve, or those wanting to play the longer game and predict a tournament winner.
How to win betting on darts?
Perhaps the most critical of darts betting tips is to understand the format of the tournament in question.
Some events are entirely leg based, but even within that a match could be over a short format of a best-of-seven legs or a longer format more in the nature of a best-of-25 legs.
There will be players who are renowned slow starters, who need time to settle into a match to produce their best. These players are clearly less suited to shorter formats.
Meanwhile, other tournaments, including the World Darts Championship, are played over a set format, where each set is played out as a best-of-five legs.
A significant factor here is that a player could win a match courtesy of winning the most sets, despite having won fewer legs than their opponent across the duration of the match.
Other valuable darts betting tips
An obvious betting tip is to check the head-to-head record of two opposing players. If one player consistently beats the other, the odds are that they may get the upper hand again.
Checking the tournament draw is another wise strategy, as one section of the draw may be devoid of bigger names compared to another, which potentially boosts the prospects of a player further down the darts odds reaching the latter stages of an event.
It’s also wise to know some of the intricacies of individual players, particularly which double they prefer to throw for to finish a leg.
For example, James Wade enjoys double 10, Mensur Suljovic is unique in choosing to leave double 14 and Rob Cross is accurate on double 18. These are quite rare, as the usual aim is to leave either double 16 or double 20.
Given that one of the regular darts bets is on either what the winning double will be in a specific leg or match, this sort of information could be valuable.
For those wanting to place more spontaneous darts bets, they could just watch the walk-ons of the two players in question and choose the one considered to have the better entrance music.
Assessing the darts World Championship odds
The key tournament, in terms of both prestige and prize money, on both darts calendars are their respective World Championships.
Whether you are considered BDO darts outright odds or PDC darts betting, you’ll need to be on the ball between December and January each year.
The PDC event begins at Alexandra Palace with preliminary round action in mid-December, takes a short break over Christmas and returns ahead of the final in early January.
Within a week or two it’s time for the BDO equivalent at Frimley Green in Surrey.
Given the length of the tournament, both in terms of the matches and the number of days they’re played over, siding with players with the concentration to produce the required standard over this period of time is essential.
Be aware of Premier League Darts odds
Premier League Darts follows a completely different format to other events, with 10 players qualifying and facing each other over a league structure.
The players face a different rival at a different location each week, with a final league table compiled after nine weeks of competition.
It’s then time for the bottom two players to be eliminated and the remaining eight taking part in phase two. This reduces the field to four men, who then square off on play-off night to determine an outright Premier League winner.
Other significant darts tournaments and each-way darts betting
Seeing The Grand Slam of Darts odds is one of the stranger betting events of the year, as it pits the PDC and BDO players against each other.
The tournament begins in a group format, with the top two players in each group then progressing to the knockout rounds.
All of the regular darts markets exist, including the tournament winner.
As usual, each-way darts betting is available when taking odds on the tournament winner. This bet will be paid out if a player either wins or is a beaten finalist in the tournament.
If the player finishes second, the payout will be at 1/3 of the original odds.
For example, if a £5 each-way bet totalling £10 is placed on Rob Cross winning a darts event at 9/1 is placed and he ends up as the runner up, the payout will be £20.
This is courtesy of a winning bet of £5 being paid out at 3/1, alongside the initial £5 ‘place’ stake being returned. The £5 on the win is a loser.
Darts #YourOdds on the up
There’s a growing number of #YourOdds being made available for both individual darts matches and entire evenings of darts action.
These often combine numerous markets together into a form of mini accumulator.
A typical example of darts #YourOdds in action is a player to win the match, both players in the match to register above a certain number of 180s and both to check out multiple 100+ finishes.
However, anyone has the power to request their own darts #YourOdds, depending on the type of bet they wish to place, by tweeting @WilliamHill.