Premier League Darts Betting
Taylor and Van Gerwen set for Premier League final
Barney and Wade to lose out
Published : 13/05/13 19:05 PM
Thornton and Whitlock to open with wins
Early pressure can pile on Wade
Published : 08/05/13 10:43 AM
Expect maximums in final three games
Quality under pressure
Published : 08/05/13 10:38 AM
Whitlock great value against Wade
MVG could give Hamilton a thrashing
Published : 30/04/13 12:59 PM
Barney could batter Lewis
Hammer and Wade could lack quality
Published : 30/04/13 12:57 PM
Sorry Lewis set for fourth straight defeat
Power can all but eliminate Jackpot
Published : 24/04/13 09:42 AM
Wade the value bet against Barney
Wizard has every chance against the Power
Published : 24/04/13 09:39 AM
Taylor must beat Hamilton
Pressure on for the Power
Published : 16/04/13 13:15 PM
Whitlock is back in form
Taylor to beat Barney yet again
Published : 16/04/13 13:11 PM
MVG can hurt Taylor semi-final chances
Thorn should continue great form
Published : 09/04/13 14:30 PM
Darts certainly didn’t begin with the Premier League, but it was unquestionably and enormously invigorated by it. The history of Premier League darts epitomises the rise and rise of the sport’s popularity over recent years.
In its inaugural year in 2005 Premier League darts took in venues such as the Rivermead Centre in Reading, the Wellsprings Centre in Taunton and Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes; venues with capacities of around 1,000 at best and a few hundred at worst. Contrast that with the 2011 Premier League darts which stopped off at venues such as the O2 Arena, M.E.N. Arena, the S.E.C.C. and Wembley Arena where the players played in front of tens of thousands of fans.
The popularity in darts, and consequently Darts Betting, has risen almost immeasurably over the past half-decade and the Premier League has been at the forefront of that rise.
In its current format the Premier League consists of eight of the top PDC players. Each player plays every other player twice in a best-of-14 legs format over the course of 14 nights at venues up and down the country. A player is awarded two points for a win and one for a draw and at the end of the league stages the top four players in the league table progress to finals day.
Finals day takes place at Wembley Arena with the league winner playing the fourth placed player and second playing against third in two semi-finals. The winner of each semi-final then progresses to the best-of-19-legs final with the winner crowned the Premier League darts champion.
Premier League Darts Information
Sponsor: McCoys Crisps
Number of Players: 8
Format: Legs, league
Current Champion: Phil Taylor
Past Champions: Phil Taylor (6), James Wade, Gary Anderson
Premier League Betting
Premier League darts betting is unlike any other form of darts betting in that bets placed on the outright winner market take up to three months to come to fruition. The tournament begins in early February but doesn’t conclude until late May.
There is, of course, also the option to bet on Premier League darts every Thursday throughout the tournament in relation to the individual league matches being played. Match odds, total 180s, high checkout, correct score and handicap markets are all available on a weekly, match-by-match basis.
The Premier League darts betting match odds markets are also extremely different to any other darts betting match odds market. This is because in the Premier League group stages matches are played over a best-of-14-legs format, meaning that the draw is a possibility. In any other darts betting match odds market there will only ever be two possible outcomes.
The Premier League is one of the biggest events in the PDC calendar making Premier League betting one of the most popular betting tournaments amongst punters.