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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 DartsVariousGary Anderson
6th - 8th MarchUK OpenBoltonMichael van Gerwen
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 PalaceGary Anderson

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

Premier League Darts Finals Night Betting Preview Van Gerwen is odds on in LondonPremier League Darts Finals Night Betting Preview Van Gerwen is odds on in London
Van Gerwen And Anderson Tipped To Reach The O2 Final
20th May
Van Barneveld to sign off the regular season with a Premier League win over BuntingVan Barneveld to sign off the regular season with a Premier League win over Bunting
Van Gerwen And Chisnall Go Head To Head In Brighton
13th May
Back a Dutch double when the Premier League darts heads to Newcastle on ThursdayBack a Dutch double when the Premier League darts heads to Newcastle on Thursday
Van Barneveld And Van Gerwen Tipped For Wins
6th May
Van Barneveld tipped to maintain resurgent form with a Premier League win over AndersonVan Barneveld tipped to maintain resurgent form with a Premier League win over Anderson
Van Gerwen And Taylor Clash In Birmingham
29th Apr
Michael van Gerwen to sparkle in Premier League darts treble in CardiffMichael van Gerwen to sparkle in Premier League darts treble in Cardiff
Barney Can Edge Past Chizzy As Dutch Stars Dominate
22nd Apr
Anderson Van Gerwen and Taylor headline Premier League darts treble in AberdeenAnderson Van Gerwen and Taylor headline Premier League darts treble in Aberdeen
Dutch Derby Takes Centre Stage During Week 11
15th Apr
Van Gerwen is odds on to maintain his unbeaten Premier League run during Week 10 in SheffieldVan Gerwen is odds on to maintain his unbeaten Premier League run during Week 10 in Sheffield
Van Gerwen Tipped To Beat Bunting
8th Apr
Bunting tipped to condemn Huybrechts during Premier League Judgement NightBunting tipped to condemn Huybrechts during Premier League Judgement Night
Lewis And Wright Clash In Manchester
1st Apr
Van Gerwen is odds on to win the Dutch Derby during Week 8 of Premier League DartsVan Gerwen is odds on to win the Dutch Derby during Week 8 of Premier League Darts
Van Gerwen Takes On Van Barneveld In Ireland
25th Mar
Taylor is odds on to beat van Barneveld during Week 7 of Premier League DartsTaylor is odds on to beat van Barneveld during Week 7 of Premier League Darts
Van Gerwen Remains The Bookies' Favourite
18th Mar

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