The huge popularity of darts betting, the huge popularity of sitting
there and watching darts is probably down to how accessible it is. The atmospheres at darts matches are incredible,
especially when it comes to the major tournaments. The music, the
personas of the players on stage and walking out to music, the vocal
crowds cheering on their favourite arrows-thrower, it is a brilliant
spectator sport packed with high energy and excitement. There are great betting opportunities to explore as well for punters.
How to bet on darts
Granted, darts may only come on to the radar of a sports bettor
when one of the major tournaments like the World Matchplay, the World
Champions or the Premier League gets its televised time. This is when
betting on the sport increases immensely as punters flock to get wagers
down on tournament winners. As with any sport the best prices on
favourites are going to be found pre-tournament but there is never a need just to limit yourself to who you think is going to win the tournament outright.
There are markets to look for in darts betting which trim the risk a little bit opposed to a player going all of the way and lifting the silverware. Take a look at the To Win Quarter of a draw
for a darts tournament and you will probably spot some pretty good
value. Generally there are a couple of outright favourites for a
tournament, and in that case there would be two quarters of the draw
which would be competitive and, therefore, offer some value in taking a
punt on a player to win that particular quarter. It may not be a player
who has enough to go on and beat one of the favourites in the latter
stages, but quarter betting offers value on them still.
Popular darts betting markets
Along with the tournament outright and the obvious match outrights for games in a tournament,
you are pretty well covered at bookmakers with other options such as
the Correct Score or even taking a look at Handicaps. You can really
start breaking things down even further by looking at the total Legs in
a match, the Total 180’s scored, whether there will be a nine-dart finish,
whether or not the first dart in the match will be a treble twenty and
even down to the winning colour or the winning double of the first leg!
You are never going to be short of darts betting options and stop
and take a look around because it may surprise you just how many
markets are out there.
Live darts betting
With the rapid turnover and of games and legs in a match, darts is a very dynamic sport to bet live on.
It really can add to the thrill of the sport when you are watching and
betting live at the same time. The thing about darts is that it can
change very quickly and what that means in return for the punter is
some decent shots at a profit. Like in the pre-match markets you don’t have to limit yourself
at all to just who is going to win or what the score will be. You look
for those alternative markets such as the score of a player with his
first throw. It’s a rapid game, so stay on your betting toes.
Darts betting advice
There are so many little nuances about darts
and live darts betting that you need to be careful not to get
completely swept up in all the excitement and forget about your betting
bankroll and to not break your limits. That said, following the game
live in-play is one of the best ways to go because you can see how a
player is faring in a game and adjust your strategy accordingly on the
fly. This is true even at the most basic of live darts betting
in game or leg winner markets. Look for any bookmaker who offers live
streams so that you can do all of your live darts betting and viewing
in one place.