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Darts is now the second most watched sport on Sky Sports in the UK, behind only football; making darts free bets big business in the modern world of betting online. Most darts events are now sponsored by online bookmakers, offering evidence of how highly the sport now features in bookmakers’ consideration.

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What can I use my Darts free bet on?

Darts free bets can be used on any tournament throughout the year with betting available on the World Championships, Grand Slam, World Grand Prix, World Matchplay, UK Open, Premier League and Players Championship Finals, as well as many ProTour events throughout the year.

Most markets will be available on the biggest darts competition in the world, but there are variations on the game, including a matchplay tournament and competition where players have to finish on a double.

Your free bet tokens can be used to bet on the overall winner of a tournament, the winner of an individual match-up or even to predict whether or not there will be a nine-darter in the championships.

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When placing bets on darts there are a number of options open to punters. Outright winner markets tend to be the most popular in most sports, but in darts the ‘without Van Gerwen’ betting markets have proved popular due to MVG’s sheer dominance in the game. Other long-term markets include:

  • Betting on the finalists
  • Tournament 180s
  • Nine-darter betting
  • Winning nationality
  • Winner of each quarter

In the major tournament many bookmakers will often also offer daily specials in relation to the number of 180s hit on the day, the highest checkout of the day and other peripheral markets.

Finally, there is the option to bet on individual matches, and many events within matches. The Match Odds market leads the way in terms of popularity of darts free bets, then there is betting on the number of 180s, who will hit the most 180s, the highest checkout score, who will achieve the highest checkout score, correct score and handicap betting. And as betting on darts becomes increasingly popular a number of more obscure markets continue to develop.

How can I claim my free Darts bets?

For years, nay decades, Phil Taylor has dominated the sport of darts but the years of "The Power" monopolising the PDC are well and truly over. Michael van Gerwen is now the man to beat and the Dutchman has enjoyed such success that he could possibly overtake Taylor as the greatest darts player of all time.

Your first task, however, is to pick the darts free bet offer that best suits your budget and punting style. We have the best offers listed right here on this page at Simple scroll down to see them.

The bigger offers are often more appealing, but invariably come with greater turnover requirements before any withdrawals can be made. Be sure to check out the relevant terms and conditions associated with any free darts bets offer before you register and start placing your bets.

Once you’ve picked your darts free bet it’s time to register for your new online sports betting account, not forgetting to enter any relevant promo code, and start betting. Most offers will require an initial bet to be placed before the darts free bets are released, although some bookmakers do give the punter a free bet just for registering.

Once your free bet is available to use it’s time to decide what to bet on. Analyse darts statistics, listen to expert opinion and go with your gut feeling, but ultimately, as the golden rule of the punter, put your emotions to one side and go with the perceived value bet.

Having made your selection it will then appear in your bet slip, select the ‘tick box’ that indicates you would like to use you darts free bets and hit confirm. 

What is the history of Darts in the UK?

In the mid 1980's darts in the UK was going through a tough period, with interest in the sport waning, from a comercial perspective at least. Many of the sponsors had pulled out and the World Championship was the only event that remained televised. A group of players became disillusioned with the game and felt that the British Darts Organisation (BDO) was not doing enough to upkeep the professionality of the sport and the players wanted their to be more televised events with a more professional outlook. 

Towards the end of 1992 16 players, including each of the BDO's previous World Champions that were still active, broke away to form the World Darts Council which later became the Professional Darts Corporation as it is known today. Coupled with the growth of Sky Sports, the game became a much more commercially successful spectacle and due to the greater money on offer in the PDC, many of the BDO's top stars have defected. Entrance music and pyrotechnics have added to the sense of occasion with the sport becoming more like boxing match style atmosphere.

Raymond van Barneveld is amongst the most high profile to make the switch and joined the PDC in 2006 after winning four BDO World Championships. The BDO continues in its own right today but due to its greater exposure, the PDC is often seen as the more popular of the two.

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