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It wasn't too long ago that Darts coverage was reserved to a few tournaments a year on television held in smoky bar lounges in front of a couple of hundred boozers. However, in recent times, Sky Sports, the BBC and ITV cover Darts tournaments which have now enabled punters to bet on tournaments all year round. There are two Darts organisations, the PDC, which includes players such as Phil Taylor and Raymond Van Barneveld and the BDO which is mainly played by semi-professionals and is covered by the BBC.

Darts has becoming an increasingly popular sport for betting as it allows punters to take full advantage of bookies live in-running markets. Phil Taylor has clearly been the dominant force in recent years but it helps that different players are winning nowadays and there is plenty of value to be found in the odds.

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2015 Major Darts Tournament Calendar

Click on the tournament link to get more event information, including past results, latest betting news and those all important odds.....

DateTournamentVenueHolder/Winner
3rd - 11th JanuaryBDO World Darts ChampionshipLakesideStephen Bunting
5th Feb - 21st MayPremier League Of DartsVariousRaymond van Barneveld
6th - 8th MarchUK OpenBoltonAdrian Lewis
11th - 14th JunePDC World Cup of DartsFrankfurtNetherlands
18th - 26th JulyWorld Matchplay DartsBlackpoolPhil Taylor
4th - 10th OctoberWorld Grand PrixDublinMichael van Gerwen
7th - 15th NovemberGrand Slam Of DartsWolverhamptonPhil Taylor
15th Dec - 2nd JanPDC World Darts ChampionshipAlexandra PalaceMichael van Gerwen

Popular Darts Bets

Outright Darts Betting

Ante-post betting on Darts is very popular, especially once the draw has been made so you can see what kind of route your selection would take if he was going to win the tournament. In the PDC format of the game Phil Taylor is always going to be a short priced favourite in the outright betting, whilst the BDO is a much more open betting heat.

Darts Match Odds

All the bookmakers will offer match betting on every game of a televised darts tournament. You will also be able to have an accumulator bet so you can select a number of players to win their matches as one single bet. There's more risk involved but the odds will be greater. It's also a popular bet in the early rounds of tournaments when there are plenty of short priced favourites.

Darts Handicap Betting

If there's a darts match where the odds are very short on one of the players, some bookmakers will offer a handicap to try and even out the match odds and give you a bigger return for your odds. This works especially well in the early round of competitions where on paper it's a bit of a miss-match. The favourite to win will give the other player a head start in terms of games and sets in this imaginary market.

Bet Live In-Running on Darts

There'll be plenty of other types of bet available during darts tournaments, many of them available live in-running, so you can place a bet during a match depending on how you think it is going. Of course, the odds will shorten as one player gets further ahead, but the see-saw nature of a good darts match means there'll be plenty of opportunities to beat the bookies.

Darts Tips

All the latest Darts tips will appear here as soon as they are available.

10 Latest Darts Articles

Rampant Van Gerwen is odds on to beat Lewis during Week 4 of Premier League DartsRampant Van Gerwen is odds on to beat Lewis during Week 4 of Premier League Darts
Chisnall And Van Gerwen Tipped For Wins In Belfast
25th Feb
Michael van Gerwen tipped to beat Gary Anderson during Week 3 of Premier League dartsMichael van Gerwen tipped to beat Gary Anderson during Week 3 of Premier League darts
Van Gerwen Headlines 'Dutch Double' In Liverpool
18th Feb
Van Gerwen and Wade tipped for wins during Week Two of Premier League dartsVan Gerwen and Wade tipped for wins during Week Two of Premier League darts
Former Champions Can Prosper In Bournemouth
11th Feb
Gary Anderson tipped to beat Phil Taylor on opening night of Premier League DartsGary Anderson tipped to beat Phil Taylor on opening night of Premier League Darts
Van Gerwen Odds On To Beat Huybrechts In Leeds
4th Feb
Van Barneveld clipped in the betting for the PDC World Championship after impressive winVan Barneveld clipped in the betting for the PDC World Championship after impressive win
Phil Taylor Remains Favourite At Alexandra Palace
23rd Dec
PDC World Championship Odds Taylor and van Gerwen head the betting at Alexandra PalacePDC World Championship Odds Taylor and van Gerwen head the betting at Alexandra Palace
Money Back If The Final Is Taylor V Van Gerwen
16th Dec
Michael van Gerwen heads the betting for the 2014 Grand Slam of Darts in WolverhamptonMichael van Gerwen heads the betting for the 2014 Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton
Phil Taylor Bids For A Sixth Title At The Civic Hall
4th Nov
World Grand Prix Darts Odds Phil Taylor heads the betting for a 12th title in DublinWorld Grand Prix Darts Odds Phil Taylor heads the betting for a 12th title in Dublin
Van Gerwen Is A Tempting Bet To Go All The Way
6th Oct
World Match Play Darts Quarter Final Betting Preview Taylor is odds on to beat NewtonWorld Match Play Darts Quarter Final Betting Preview Taylor is odds on to beat Newton
In Form Champion Is Favourite For Another Title In Blackpool
24th Jul
World Matchplay Darts Betting Michael van Gerwen starts favourite at Winter GardensWorld Matchplay Darts Betting Michael van Gerwen starts favourite at Winter Gardens
Phil Taylor Bids For A Seventh Successive Blackpool Title
17th Jul

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