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How to Bet on Darts - Darts Betting Guide, Best Odds & Tips

Darts is a unique sport with a cult-like following, with fans packing out arenas to cheer on their favourites, creating raucous atmospheres.

But if you can’t make it to the Ally Pally in London, you can livestream darts for free at Stake.com. You can then place a host of pre-match and live-play darts bets to profit from the most significant events on the calendar.

Here, we explain how to bet on darts at our online sportsbook and run through some of the most important things to consider before placing your bets.

How to Play Darts

Darts is a simple game to play and understand, and if you’ve ever been in a pub or bar, you’ve probably seen a dart board hung up to one side.

The aim of the game is to throw darts onto the various segments on the board. Each segment has a different value and the player that makes it to zero from a starting total of 501 wins.

Darts Rules, History & Gameplay

Though darts has been played for centuries, the modern version of the game can be attributed to a Lancashire man called Brian Gamlin, who devised the numbered point system used in the game in 1896.

Today, there are 20 segments on a standard darts board, and each section is numbered between 1-20 in a non-sequential order. Each segment is known as a slice, and there are three rings within the board itself. If you land a dart in the main ring, you are awarded a single of the numbered slice.

If you land the dart in the smaller middle ring, you score a treble, while the outer ring is a double. The bullseye in the centre of the board offers 50 points for the inner ring, while the outer bullseye ring is worth 25 points.

The highest you can score with one dart is 60, thanks to a triple 20, meaning you can potentially score 180 points with the three darts available each round.

Each player throws from “the oche,” which is a line 7 ft 9 inches from the board. Most darts games start with 501, although some games are 301 points, and the objective is to be the first to zero points. Each player takes turns to throw three darts apiece, and the player that makes it to zero first wins the game – but the last shot must be a double.

Major Darts Tournaments & Events to Bet On

You can bet on all of the biggest darts events at Stake.com throughout the season, including the following tournaments:

  • Modus Darts : Modus Darts live-streams 105 games of darts every week, enabling you to bet on some high-profile matchups throughout the week.

  • Premier League : Organised by the Professional Darts Corporation, the Premier League of Darts runs from February to May in Europe and features all of the sport’s leading players.

  • Bahrain Masters : A relatively new event, the Bahrain Masters is one of the World Series of Darts competitions in January of each year.

  • European Tour: There are 13 major events on the European Tour of Darts, including the hotly contested Baltic Sea Darts Open and the German Darts Open .

  • Grand Slam of Darts : The Grand Slam of Darts is held in England every year and has been won by legendary competitors like Phil Taylor, Raymond von Barneveld, and Michael van Gerwen in the past.

  • PDC World Championship : One of the most iconic events in darts, the PDC World Championship is held at London’s Alexandra Palace and is one of the “triple crown” events in darts.

  • World Seniors Darts Masters : Open to players over fifty, the World Seniors Darts Masters is organised by the World Seniors Darts Tour and features legends like Phil Taylor and others.

  • European Championship : The European Championship is a contest between the highest-ranked European darts players based on the PDC Order of Merit.

Best Darts Players - World Rankings

The PDC Order of Merit is the official world rankings tracker in darts. The order of merit is based on prize money won in PDC events, and it changes constantly throughout the season.

At the time of writing, Englishman Michael Smith was the best darts player in the world, followed by the much-loved Dutchman Michael van Gerwen.

Rounding off the top five are Peter Wright, Luke Humphries, and Gerwyn Price, who have all enjoyed success throughout 2023.

How Do You Bet on Darts?

Betting on darts at Stake.com couldn’t be easier. Begin by creating an account at the Stake Sportsbook. You can then deposit cryptocurrency, choosing from Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and others. You can use our current promotions to boost your bankroll before betting on darts.

With funds in your account, check for the upcoming darts events and fixtures at Stake.com and read through the odds and darts betting options. You can then bet on who you think will win - it’s as simple as that.

If you’re new to darts betting, refer to our online sports betting guide for tips and guidance that will help you make your initial selections.

Types of Darts Bets & Darts Betting Markets

We set the odds based on form, rankings, and head-to-head ahead of all major darts events and fixtures. You should consider the value of the odds available and research who you think will win an event. You can then choose from the following darts bets at the Stake Sportsbook:

  • Moneyline (match winner): The easiest way to bet on darts is with a moneyline bet. Here, you simply bet on the player you think will win their match.

  • Outright : Another good option is to pick the outright winner of a specific darts event or tournament, such as the player you think will win the PDC World Championship.

  • Parlay : Sometimes known as an accumulator, a parlay bet in darts lets you bet on multiple players in the same betting slip, increasing the value of your potential payouts.

  • Handicap : When there’s a clear favourite in a darts match-up, a handicap bet is a great way to level the playing field and boost the odds. You can back the favourite with a specific number of points handicap that they need to overcome for your bet to win.

Darts Betting Odds & Payouts Explained

We adjust the odds ahead of every major darts event and tournament based on who is most likely to win. You should check the PDC Order of Merit to discover which players are at the top of their game, and you should also do your research to find out how well a player has performed at the event in question in the past.

It’s up to you how much to bet on the darts, and you can adjust your bet amount based on the odds presented and how much you want to win. As the world’s leading cryptocurrency casino, we process all payouts instantly, meaning that you don’t have to wait an eternity for your darts winnings to land in your account.

Live Darts Betting - How to Live Stream Sports & Place In-Play Bets

Stake.com is not just a sportsbook, as we also offer a brilliant selection of live darts betting markets, including the action from the Modus Darts league. You can live-stream the darts directly from your Stake.com account for free as soon as you sign in.

This then provides you with the perfect opportunity to bet on live darts throughout the season. If you’re new to live sports betting, refer to our guide explaining the differences between pre-match and live sports betting to help you get started.

Darts Betting Strategies & Tips to Win

Darts is fun and fast-paced and a great sport to watch live. Here are some tips that will help you as you bet on darts at Stake.com:

  • Always research and find out which darts players are doing well. The guys at the top of the Order of Merit are likely to have shorter odds than those climbing the ladder.

  • Don’t just bet on the Triple Crown events. You can find great value throughout the darts season and live-stream so many darts fixtures for free, directly at Stake.com.

  • Make sure you understand how scoring works in darts before betting. We recommend watching some live matches so you can get a feel for how darts work before making your selections.

  • Set your limits and decide how much to bet on darts. Darts betting should be fun, so always remember to bet within your means.

Deposit & Withdrawal Methods for Darts Betting

Easily deposit crypto units into your account to bet on darts by following these simple steps:

  1. Step 1 – Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 – Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  3. Step 3 – Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) – If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding darts betting and depositing and withdrawing units .

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to bet on darts. For a full list of supported payment options, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

Learn how to use the Stake Vault to securely store cryptocurrency online to fund future sports bets at Stake sportsbook.

Please always remember to bet within your means and gamble responsibly . You can find out how to stay in control with our Stake Safe guidelines .

Why Should You Bet on Darts at Stake.com?

Stake.com is the leading cryptocurrency betting platform in the world, with outstanding bonuses and a signature VIP Club that offers unrivalled exclusive rewards .

You can bet on every major darts fixture and event each year and a host of other sports . We offer instant deposits and withdrawals, outstanding odds, and great value promotions, making Stake.com the number-one choice for darts fans this campaign.