Darts has steadily risen in popularity in recent years with many tournaments taking place all over the world throughout the year. You can always find free darts betting tips and predictions on this JohnnyBet website, let’s take a closer look at what is on offer.
The 1980s saw a major change in darts as a breakaway group led by Barry Hearn formed the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). This has transformed darts with more tournaments and prize money but the original British Darts Organisation (BDO) continues to hold events meaning more opportunities for darts betting.
Major PDC Darts Events - October 2018
European Tour 13 - Home Nation Qualifier
European Darts Trophy (ET13)
World Series Finals - Tour Card Holders' Qualifier
It’s the PDC that has the top players, these include Michael Van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. With the split in darts, there are now two World Championships. The PDC World Championship starts in December and concludes on New Year’s Day. The event has plenty of darts betting opportunities and you can find free darts betting tips on plenty of sites including of course JohnnyBet. All the main bookmakers offer darts odds, particularly 1xbet, Bet365 and William Hill.
Soon after the PDC World Championship comes the tournament that crowns the BDO World Champion. The prize money isn’t so high with this year’s winner receiving £100,000 (a quarter what the PDC Champion receives) nor is the media attention but there are plenty of darts betting predictions that can be made as the tournament features a men’s and women’s championship. It’s common for the top BDO players to leave and join the more prosperous PDC tour.
Each calendar year sees tournaments being held on a regular basis with many covered on channels such as Sky Sports, Eurosport and the BBC. Most coverage and darts odds are for the PDC tour. They stage 13 European tour tournaments a year with several being held in Germany and each with £135,000 in prize money with 48 players, so lots of darts picks to be made. More tournaments are held everywhere from Australia to Singapore as darts continues to grow.
While most darts tournaments take place over a weekend, for example the Masters tournament but free darts betting tips will still be available during a whole week, especially on this site. Most of the top events are held over a week with a fortnight for the World Championship.
The longest event is the Premier League which is held around the United Kingdom. Ireland and Germany every week between February and May. Ten players take part with five matches every week as they try to win the £250,000 first prize. There are lots of darts tips made for this tournament each week, especially at Bet365.
3. Darts Betting Predictions
One of the largest PDC tournaments is the World Matchplay championship that takes place in Blackpool every July so look out for darts betting predictions for this event. It used to be dominated by Phil Taylor who won the title on 16 occasions. The former World Champion retired at the start of 2018 and the World Matchplay trophy is now named after him. This tournament gives punters the chance to bet.
September sees the Champions League of Darts take place. This is a relatively new tournament featuring the top eight players in the PDC Order of Merit. They are split into two groups of four and although the tournament only runs for two days, it has a £100,000 first prize and gives.
The BDO still hold regular tournaments and aside from their annual World Championship, their top events include the Winmau World Masters which was first held in 1974 and this year was held in October with a £60,000 first prize but for the first time ever had no television coverage.
A recent addition to the BDO tour is the World Trophy which is held in February at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, with the winner receiving £34,000.
It’s rare that the PDC tour members get to play those from the BDO. They do compete in the Grand Slam of Darts tournament held in November. This has been held annually since 2007 but only once has the title been won by a player from the BDO so remember that when reading darts tips or betting on sites such as 1xbet. Also, be sure to check out our betting predictions and tips for other sports such as Volleyball betting tips for free or free daily Rugby Union betting tips.
4. Popular Darts Bets and Odds
There is a wide number of bets that can be placed on a darts tournament. You can make bets on who will be the outright winner of the tournament, place darts bets on each match and correct scores as well as how many centuries or maximum 180s there will be in a match. In-play betting is also available for tournaments and the darts odds will be continually changing as the match progresses. You can bet on who will win the next leg or go on to win the set.
It is also possible at websites such as 1xbet and William Hill to place ante-post bets. This is most common for who will win the next world championship tournaments. Darts continues to become more and more popular and it’s always an experience to attend an event with raucous crowds, often in fancy dress.
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