The Professional Darts Association broke away from the BDO (British Darts Organisation) in 1992 and soon grasped the opportunity to be televised on Sky Sports television and today is considered by many to be the superior version of the sport in terms of darting talent and prize money.
Because of the money put into the game and the added television coverage, darts betting has become very popular with the bookmakers, with the likes of Ladbrokes currently sponsoring the World Championships. With live-betting becoming a real growth area for the bookies, Darts is the perfect sport for this type of bet, with many twists and turns in a match. As well as betting during the match, there are many different markets available to bet on such as outright betting, match betting, set and leg betting plus betting on the handicap.
Although Phil Taylor dominates this version of the game, some fo the finest talent in the sport can be seen playing at the PDC World Championships, with Raymond Van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis two of the players to have won the competition during Taylor's time.
|2001||Phil Taylor||John Part||7-0|
|2002||Phil Taylor||Peter Manley||7-0|
|2003||John Part||Phil Taylor||7-6|
|2004||Phil Taylor||Kevin Painter||7-6|
|2005||Phil Taylor||Mark Dudbridge||7-4|
|2006||Phil Taylor||Peter Manley||7-0|
|2007||Raymond v Barneveld||Phil Taylor||7-6|
|2008||John Part||Kirk Shepherd||7-2|
|2009||Phil Taylor||Raymond v Barneveld||7-1|
|2010||Phil Taylor||Simon Whitlock||7-3|
|2011||Adrian Lewis||Gary Anderson||7-5|
|2012||Adrian Lewis||Andy Hamilton||7-3|
|2013||Phil Taylor||Michael van Gerwen||7-4|
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As well as the World Championships at the beginning of the year the PDC version of the game will see plenty of tournaments televised on Sky Sports for even more opportunities to bet on darts.
These tournaments include such events as the UK Open, Las Vegas Desert Classic and the World Matchplay to name just a few. There's also the Premier League of darts which is a very popular betting event.
We'll highlight all the darts betting opportunities throughout the year on this site.
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