Darts is increasingly gaining popularity in various countries. The throwing of darts first started in England in the 19th century. At first, bar-goers were entertained in this way. But gradually this seemingly unpretentious entertainment has become a full-fledged sport. It began to hold competitions. Many leagues have appeared. Now the World Darts Championship is being held. It is quite possible that the sport will soon be included in the Summer Olympics.
Types of darts betting
The increasing popularity of darts has not escaped the attention of bookmakers. Many of them accept bets on the sport. British bookmakers pay the most attention to darts.
Before you start actively betting on darts, you should be well versed in its rules. They are not as complicated as they seem at first glance. There are two people involved in the competition. A match is made up of a series of games. The winner of a match is the first player to win 5, 6 or 10 legs. At the beginning of each leg the players have 501 points each. Their task is to be the first to write off all points by throwing darts at targets. The maximum number of points per set is 180.
In the bookmakers’ spreadsheets, the most popular betting options on darts are on the winner of the match and leg. There are also bets on total and individual leg totals. There are bets with European and Asian handicaps on set point differences. Many bookmakers take bets on the winner and runner-up of tournaments, as well as other places that participants will take.
Features of darts betting
When analyzing matches for betting, it is necessary to consider not only the level of the athlete and his results at the current and previous tournaments. His psychological state should be taken into account. This is important to do during live betting (they also have them at bookmakers). That’s why it is very important to watch the competition and analyze the behavior of the players in the different phases of the competition.
There are a number of players who, without having a high skill level, can influence their opponent negatively, throwing him off balance. This leads to gross errors by the latter. This point must not be overlooked. Sometimes it happens that a clear favourite finds itself in a difficult position in a match against a seemingly clear underdog. The reason for this is the psychological discomfort experienced by the athlete. One should take into account the personal encounters of the athletes. There are such surprising statistics when an athlete ranked higher has a negative balance of head-to-head encounters with a potential underdog.
It is very important to consider the level of prestige of the tournaments. Some dartsmen in not highly ranked tournaments do not perform to the best of their abilities. They won’t necessarily lose. They will just do so with a small advantage. So in such cases, you should be cautious about betting with big handicaps on the favourite.
It may seem like darts is not a very spectacular sport. But it isn’t. Of course, it is not as popular as football or hockey. But this is also a plus, because many bookmakers offer favorable odds on many events.
The bettor’s task is to find the best kind of darts betting that suits them best. It is very important to understand the levels of tournaments. For successful betting, it is important to study the face-off statistics and determine how motivated the athletes are in a particular match.
You can bet on darts both offline and online. Access to broadcasts of the sport is vital.