UK Open Darts Betting

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Taylor proves his superiority at UK Open Taylor proves his superiority at UK Open
Power remains great price for World Matchplay

Published : 10/06/13 12:39 PM


Hamilton could just cut the Power Hamilton could just cut the Power
Hammer with three wins over Taylor this year

Published : 09/06/13 22:25 PM


Barney and Taylor set for UK Open final Barney and Taylor set for UK Open final
Hamilton and Wright impressive but will fall short

Published : 09/06/13 18:48 PM


Maximum markets provide quarter-final value Maximum markets provide quarter-final value
Taylor and MVG to produce another cracker

Published : 09/06/13 12:07 PM


Klaasen the notable fifth round value Klaasen the notable fifth round value
Thornton and Painter could upset the odds

Published : 08/06/13 18:06 PM


Newton and Part great value in fourth round Newton and Part great value in fourth round
Padgett and Wright more potential for upsets

Published : 08/06/13 10:59 AM


Chisnall and Painter with main stage potential Chisnall and Painter with main stage potential
Taylor and MVG set for comfortable afternoons

Published : 08/06/13 10:13 AM


Burnett and Hankey to build on momentum Burnett and Hankey to build on momentum
No problems for MVG and Taylor

Published : 07/06/13 11:12 AM


More shocks on the cards in UK Open third round More shocks on the cards in UK Open third round
Whitehead, Smith and Walker can all win again

Published : 07/06/13 11:07 AM


UK Open opening night: Wade has his work cut out UK Open opening night: Wade has his work cut out
Fulwell and Lawrence could spring surprises

Published : 04/06/13 17:04 PM



The UK Open darts is often referred to as the FA Cup of darts. The reason is twofold. Much like the oldest football competition in the world the UK Open darts is not just for the elite; regional qualifiers mean that there is chance for the so called minnows to pit their skills against more accomplished and well-known players. The second reason for the comparison is the unique random draw that takes place following every round. Every other major darts event involves a seeding system, in the UK Open Phil Taylor versus Gary Anderson could just as easily be a third round match as it could be the final.

For those reasons UK Open darts betting is one of the more unpredictable of Darts Betting events. That said, the winner’s roster still has a familiar look to it. Phil Taylor won the inaugural title in 2003 and has won it three times since, Roland Scholten won the title in 2004 and both Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade have two UK Open titles to their name.

The UK Open is now traditionally staged at the Reebok Stadium around the first week in June. A multi-board set-up allows for the early rounds to be played simultaneously with one main stage board where the television cameras follow the action.

UK Open Information

Venue: Reebok Stadium

Sponsor: Speedy Hire

Founded: 2003

Number of Players: 172 (tournament proper)

Format: Legs

Current Champion: Robert Thornton

Past Champions: Phil Taylor (4), James Wade (2), Raymond van Barneveld (2), Roland Scholten

UK Open Darts Betting Strategies

The beauty of UK Open darts betting is that almost any of the top players can win it. The nature of the random draw means that the top darts players can, in theory, knock each other out in the early rounds, while those who are often otherwise on the peripheral when it comes to major tournaments can be handed more appealing draws and cruise through to the latter rounds.

There is also the short format in the early rounds to consider. Rounds 1 and 2 are played over a short first-to-4-legs format meaning that upsets and surprise results are not uncommon. That can make UK Open darts betting tricky but it can also throw up some big price winners.

Also to be considered are those players who usually freeze in front of the cameras but regularly produce the goods in Players Championship events. Because it is possible to make it all the way to the quarter finals without playing in front of the main cameras the solid floor players are often ones to follow in your early-round UK Open darts betting.

If you are looking for a darts tournament where betting upsets are more commonplace and you can gain bigger rewards from smaller investments then the UK Open is the tournament for you.