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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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2014 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
4th - 12th JanuaryBDO World Darts ChampionshipLakesideStephen Bunting
6th Feb - 22nd MayPremier League Of DartsVariousRaymond van Barneveld
7th - 10th MarchUK OpenBoltonAdrian Lewis
6th - 8th JunePDC World Cup of DartsHamburgNetherlands
19th - 27th JulyWorld Matchplay DartsBlackpoolPhil Taylor
6th - 12th OctoberWorld Grand PrixDublinMichael van Gerwen
15th - 23rd 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

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
World Cup Of Darts Odds England head the betting in their quest for three in a rowWorld Cup Of Darts Odds England head the betting in their quest for three in a row
Netherlands Look Strong Ahead Of Tournament In Germany
4th Jun
Dubai Masters Darts Odds Defending champion Michael van Gerwen heads the bettingDubai Masters Darts Odds Defending champion Michael van Gerwen heads the betting
Van Barneveld Returns After Winning The Premier League
28th May
Premier League Finals Night Betting Preview Van Gerwen starts favourite in LondonPremier League Finals Night Betting Preview Van Gerwen starts favourite in London
Van Barneveld And Taylor Clash At The O2 Arena
21st May
Michael van Gerwen tipped to end Peter Wrights Premier League hopes in BrightonMichael van Gerwen tipped to end Peter Wrights Premier League hopes in Brighton
Anderson, Taylor And Wright Vie For A Top Four Finish
14th May
Taylor tipped to beat Wright during Week 14 of Premier League Darts in NewcastleTaylor tipped to beat Wright during Week 14 of Premier League Darts in Newcastle
All Dutch Affair As Van Barneveld Takes On Van Gerwen
7th May
Phil Taylor tipped to beat van Barneveld during week 13 of Premier League dartsPhil Taylor tipped to beat van Barneveld during week 13 of Premier League darts
Race For A Top Four Finish Hots Up In Birmingham
30th Apr
Phil Taylor is odds on to beat Gary Anderson during week 12 of Premier League DartsPhil Taylor is odds on to beat Gary Anderson during week 12 of Premier League Darts
Michael Van Gerwen Meets Dave Chisnall In Manchester
23rd Apr

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