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Why Darts Is A Fantastic Option for Punters In Quieter Times

April 23, 2020

Finding a sport to bet on isn’t the easiest at the moment, but there is one sport that has reinvented a new method of play that is allowed competitors to battle it out against each other, as well as punters to have a bet on the outcome. The darts industry has been particularly innovative in coming up with a number of ‘home tour’ events

These events see players playing darts in their own homes, via a live stream, and players are matched against other professionals or retired darts stars in games. The scores of the players are maintained centrally usually with a commentator providing coverage of the match. It is a simple, but neat, solution to playing competitively when the standard options are not available.

Best of all, this means that darts betting on these events is now available. If you are not already a member, then the latest bet365 New Player Promotion will get you started on the site quickly and easily. Better still, once you are signed up and have some cash in your account, you can avail yourself of the many different darts betting options that are now available on the site, which we will explore in a bit more detail later.

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So what are the home darts tournaments that you can find available to bet on at the moment and how are the tournaments organised? Outlined below are some of the main events you can find to bet on, and even live streamed, on bet365 Sport. Remember, to watch a live stream you need to have placed a bet in the preceding 24-hours of the event, or to have a credit balance in your bet365 Sport account.

PDC Home Tour 2020

The foremost organisation in professional darts, the PDC have organised their own home tournament which started back on Friday 17th April. With no prize money available, players will earn just a small appearance fee for taking part. 32 professionals from the PDC circuit have been split into eight groups of four, with each group played to a conclusion over the eight nights from Friday 17th to Friday 24th April.

The top two players in each group will qualify for the next stage (although what the details are of that next stage of the tournament remain a little sketchy. It may well be another set of groups, or could be back to a knockout tournament).

A number of top stars including Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price, James Wade and Dave Chisnall are competing in the event, together with a number of stars from the main PDC circuit, including the first ever female player to qualify for the PDC circuit, Lisa Ashton.

So far, six of the eight groups have been played to completion over the last six days with Group 7 (featuring Gabriel Clemens, Gavin Carlin, Jelle Klaasen and Ryan Meikle) taking place tonight and Group 8 (Adam Hunt, David Pallett, Jonny Clayton and Richard North) completing the opening phase tomorrow.

So far from the other groups we have seen the following qualifiers:

  • Group 1 – Jamie Lewis & Peter Wright
  • Group 2 – Luke Woodhouse & Gerwyn Price
  • Group 3 – Dave Chisnall & Scott Waites
  • Group 4 – Geert Nentjes & Mickey Mansell
  • Group 5 – Nick Kenny & Joe Murnan
  • Group 6 – Ryan Searle, Andy Boulton

What is available to bet on in this event?

As well as the usual match betting for each of the games in the group, you can also bet on who will win the group in the Group Betting market. In addition there are around 25 other markets you can bet on for each game including Correct Leg Score, Most 180s, Total 180s, Highest Checkout, 170 Finish in Match and 9 Dart Finish in Match.

Bet365 is also showing Live Streams of matches in this tournament so you can tune in to watch from here, as well as on the PDC’s own live streaming service.

Other Home Darts Tournament events at bet365

The great news is that there is not just one home darts event available at bet365 Sport at the moment, but in total four are available.

Modus Darts have organised two tournaments, one of which takes place in the afternoon each day and the other that takes place in the evening. The afternoon tournament is known as the Icons of Darts Live League 2020 while the evening tournament is A Night at The Darts 2020.

A number of players are playing both of these events, which are organised in similar ways with groups of six players playing each other over a week. Five players from each group play each week with the other player handed a rest week. Players play each other each day to built up a record over the week and then this record is added too in subsequent weeks of the tournament.

Players such as Paul Nicholson, Scott Mitchell, Raymond van Barneveld and Martin Adams have already competed in these events, while yesterday former Darts legend Phil Taylor announced that he would be playing on Thursday night in the A Night at the Darts tournament.

In addition to this a number of stars that were most famous in the BDO organisation are competing in the Remote Darts League. Players such as John Walton, Wes Newton, Alan Norris, Daryl Fitton, Dean Winstanley, Tony O’Shea and current world champion Jim Williams are amongst the 10 players competing in this event, which is another league format but one which allows players to draw, as well as win matches as each game is a best of 12 format.

What betting is available on these events?

In truth, pretty much the same betting markets that you can find on the PDC Home Tour event are available for the other tournaments too with perhaps a fewer number of markets available for the Remote Darts League event.

Certainly, for the two Modus Darts tournaments outlined above, you can find as many markets to bet on as you can the PDC event and of course, with two tournaments being played a day, that does mean plenty of darts action to enjoy.

Bet365 is also live streaming many matches from the Modus tournaments too if you want to tune in and watch throughout the day.

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