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Darts Bookmakers for PDC & BDO

Darts BettingWhen it comes to the best darts betting sites I’m confident I’ve come up with a list of the best available on the web.

I’ve produced a comparison table which shows which bookmakers offer what darts options to punters. You’ll also see the new player bonus that’s available, our rating and a link to a review of the site in question.

Below that table I’ve also written a mini review of my personal favourite bookmaker for Darts and explained some of the markets available there.

Best Darts Betting Sites: Top Picks

New Customers only. Deposit & place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only (1 at odds 2.00 or greater), expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 40x to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit card only. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply.
New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account & bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.
New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full T&C's apply.
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply.
New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Darts Odds: Upcoming Matches

The Bullseye – My Personal Top Pick

Betvictor LogoAs you can see from the Darts comparison table above Betvictor comes out.

Why I hear you asking?

Betvictor Darts SectionAt the time of writing this article the World Darts Championship is just around the corner and currently William Hill are offering 7 different markets on every match that takes place. BetVictor however are offering 15 which means they have more than double the options than William HIll.

When it comes to the actual opportunities available BetVictor wins out. They’ve got Match Winner, Handicap, Total Number of 180s, Set (correct score), First 180, Most 180s, 170 Finish, Checkout Over/Under, Nine Dart Finish, Total Legs Over/Under, Total Player 180s and even First Bounce Out.

The sheer scope of different markets available is why I’d rather have an account with BetVictor than William Hill.

I actually have an account with both which is an even better option as I can shop between the two for the best odds and take advantage of the different special bets each bookie is offering.

Click here to visit BetVictor & select ‘Darts’ to view their markets.

Use this link for William Hill & select ‘Darts’ for their odds.

Main Markets & Strategy

If you’re sat thinking ‘Damn I didn’t realise there were so many different markets on offer…’ then this next section should be right up your street. I’m going to run through the main markets and give you some strategy tips for each one.

I won’t cover To Win outright as I’ll assume even the newest of darts punter knows what’s going on there.

Set Betting

Set Betting in Darts is much like correct score on a football match. You’re basically predicting what you think the final score in sets will be. The odds here are always much higher than the To Win Outright market as you’re making a much tougher prediction.

When it comes to Set strategy I like to target the games in the earlier rounds of the tournament. It’s here you’re more likely to see one player cruise through dropping only one set or sometimes even no sets in the process.

If you can identify the bigger name players who’ve got form coming into the tournament then you can usually hit some winners here (by backing them to win to nil or to win losing only one set). It’s imperative that you check form and of both players. Just because a player is well known doesn’t mean they’ll have an easy ride in the early rounds.

Most 180s In Match

Mosy 180'sPersonally I love to back the Most 180s In Match market. Firstly it makes watching the game awesome as you’re always interested and secondly it’s usually not too tough to work out the winner. Oh and by the way you’re selecting which player you think will get most 180s in the match here if you hadn’t already guessed.

This is much easier to predict after a few rounds of tournament action have taken place. You need to get a feel for which players are chucking well and then target mismatches i.e. Players out of form or throwing sketchy darts vs. players who’ve cruised through their opening games and look comfortable on the oche.

Total 180s In Match

Much like the above bet, Total 180s In Match is another cracker if you’re planning to watch the game as every single visit to the oche matters. Again I’m sure you’ve already guessed but this is a bet on the total amount of 180s that will be thrown in the match. This will be an over/under on a predetermined number of 180s.

Strategy for this market is different to the Most 180s In Match market as here you need to target games in which either both players are chucking well (for the over) or both players are throwing poorly (for the under).

Highest Checkout In Match

The Highest Checkout In Match market is for which player you believe will have the highest checkout in the game. The max here is 170 and again this is all about your ability to judge form.

Some players are renowned for nailing insane checkouts. Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor spring to mind. These are the guys you want to look out for and back in the Highest Checkout market but only when they are on form, form is everything.

Alternatively if there’s a guy you know is really struggling to hit their doubles (Gary Anderson over the last few seasons for example) then you can back their opponent in this market confidently.

NOTE: I don’t cover First Bounce Out, 170 Checkout or First 180 In Match in the strategy section as I consider these pure coin flips (50/50 – could go either way in any game).

For the latest darts odds I suggest you check out BetVictor, for all the stats and form info you need try dartsdatabase.co.uk and for news on upcoming events there’s nothing better than Sky Darts.

Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter