When 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
Darts Odds: Upcoming Matches
The Bullseye – My Personal Top Pick
Why I hear you asking?
At 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.
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 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
Personally 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).