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Today's Main Darts Betting News:

Following a superb World Matchplay which saw Phil Taylor claim his 14th title at the event there is now something of a lull in the calendar until the debut of the Sydney Darts Masters at the end of August.

The event Down Under sees the world’s top eight players battle it out with the top three men from the DPA rankings, three home qualifiers a qualifier from New Zealand and there is also a place for Paul Nicholson as he represents Australia in the World Cup.

It is part of the new World Series of Darts which has already seen the Dubai Duty Free Masters take place this year which was a great success as Michael van Gerwen lifted the trophy at the first ever open air major darts tournament.

Darts Betting

Whilst we calm down from the excitement of the World Matchplay there is time to consider some more long term bets in the world of darts. The next big tournament is the Sydney Darts Masters and the joint favourites going into that competition are the world’s top two players Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen.

With the world’s top eight in action in Australia though there are a number of viable options when it comes to the winner with Adrian Lewis and James Wade both in great form so they could well be worth backing.

At these more quiet times of the year it can be worth looking on towards the big events at the end of the year which are of course the PDC and the BDO World Championships. With a couple of weeks without any darting action it is a good time to do some thinking about the big ones.

Darts Betting News

The big news in the PDC at the end of July is that Phil Taylor has claimed a sensational 14th World Matchplay title by seeing off Adrian Lewis 18-13 in the final at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

He has surpassed his own record number of Matchplay titles in doing so and he has beaten his own record of consecutive championships by claiming his sixth on the spin. Just to write a little more into the history books he also beat his own record for the highest average in the final of the tournament with a whopping 111.23!

This makes little difference to the top of the world rankings but there is a worrying downward shift for Raymond van Barneveld who drops from eighth to ninth after his second round loss to Justin Pipe who jumps ahead of him. With more tournaments now basing qualifying on being in the top eight on the planet this previously insignificant ranking position is now critical.


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