The delightfully entertaining sport of Darts has had a resurgence in recent years, both in viewership and with the major televised events now sponsored by online Bookmakers, it's been inevitable that punters have been drawn to betting on a sport with an array of betting opportunities. With players such as Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld becoming household names, Darts is now on par with their sporting counterparts when it comes to betting.
Punters have latched onto a brand-new and fresh market, and are now placing their bets on both the major televised and lesser publicised tournaments, such as the Premier League, Grand Slam of Darts, the World Championship's and Grand Prix.
Here at MonsterBet, we have a closer inspection of the exciting betting markets on offer, we'll take a closer look at some of the multiple World Champions of the sport, and finally steer you into the direction of the latest and biggest free bet offers from our top recommended bookmakers.
As with many sports, the most common bet placed on Darts, is in the Outright Tournament Winner market. Punters placing this type of bet will be looking for a player that can go all the way and lift the trophy, however each way betting is also attainable, so you could possibly be rewarded with place returns should your nominated player make the final. We advise on checking bookmakers' place terms closely as these do vary depending on the tournament.
Bookmakers are continuing to expand their already vast selection of betting markets for Darts, these include supplying punters with more variety of markets to consider prior to an upcoming tournament, such as which player will Score The Most 180's in the entire tournament, all the way to the Nationality Of The Winner.
When it comes to betting on a specific match up, punters again are spoilt for choice. From traditional Match Betting (winner of the match) to predicting the Correct Score of a match, same as you could in Football or Tennis betting.
A darts match revolves around high scoring, therefore there have been plenty of betting opportunities introduced that allows us to now bet on markets such as
There are over 1300 professional players worldwide, but we couldn't start our look at the multiple champions of the sport anywhere but at the steady throwing hands of Phil Taylor. Best known as the 'The Power', Taylor embodies everything there is to love about a darts player, and as a sportsman in general. His passion for the game is efficacious, and the determination and strive he shows to win, has seen him pick up countless trophy’s, titles and a legion of supporters. Taylor should always enter your calculations should you be considering placing a bet on a Darts tournament or match in the near future.
Taylor's dominance over the sport has begain to waver in recent years however, with Dutchman Michael van Gerwen emerging as the clear successor to Taylor's throne. MVG as he is commonly known, is the current World Number one and became the youngest winner of the PDC World Championship in 2014 at the age of 24. 2012 was his breakthrough year in the sport when he rose from 38th to 4th position by the start of 2013 and he won his first major PDC title, the World Grand Prix. Since then he has gone yo win pretty much everything and now enters virtually every tournament as the favourite with bookmakers'.
Another man who has enjoyed consistent success in recent years is Gary Anderson. The Flying Scotsman has had great success since switching from the BDO to the PDC in 2009 and has been a constant presence in the latter stages of their events ever since. He claimed back-to-back World Championship titles in 2015 and 2016 and is also a two-time Premier League so he's got some serious credentials and is certainly worth considering when your betting on the darts.
The Man simply known as 'Barney', no, not the friendly dinosaur, but Raymond van Barneveld also of the Netherlands. The charismatic Dutchman is another multiple time champion, amassing World Championship and UK Open titles in a career spanning more than 25 years. Van Barneveld, once ranked number one in the world has his own legion of supporters, named the 'Barney Army'. The Dutchman is an extremely popular figure in the sport.
Another Englishman known across the world is 'The Jackpot' Adrian Lewis. Lewis began his career in 2002 and has gone on to win multiple World Championship titles. 'The Jackpot' was given his name following a trip to a Las Vegas Casino where he entered and won the Las Vegas Dessert Classic, however was unable to claim his winnings of over $ 72,000, as he was under the legal age for gambling in the United States. Lewis, born in Stoke-on-Trent, is a match for anyone in the sport on his day though his unpredictable nature make him a risky bet.
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