Darts is a precision throwing game in its purest form. Many people think that darts is only a game to pass the time in a pub, but this is incorrect. Every year the BDO World Darts Championship along with the PDC World Darts Championship in England is arranged - the winners of the tournaments receive £100 000 and £300 000. Phil Taylor is generally considered the world's foremost dart player, he has won the PDC World Darts Championship 14 times, 8 of these has been in a row. He has also finished in second place four times. Darts has earned him over £6 000 000, making him living proof that it certainly is possible to make money on darts.
The rules in darts are fairly straightforward. First of all the board should be 5.8 feet from the floor to the center of the bull's-eye. And the standard dartboard is 18 inches in diameter. The dartboard is divided into 20 sections, the points go from 1 to 20. With three darts it is possible to accumulate 180 points - although you count from the other end in darts, usually from 501 or 301. The player that reaches zero points first is the winner and in order to win, the last dart needs to hit a double or the bullseye. Although, there are more rules in darts, but these are what you need to know in order to bet on the sport.
There are several different markets to choose from when betting on darts. Some of them are; winner, reaching the finals, tournament winner, finishing a series in 9 darts, finishing at 170 in the tournament, match result, correct result - leg, most number of 180-points, total number of 180s, how many 180s the player will make, handicap, first break of throw, finishing a series in 9 darts in the match and making a checkout at 170 in the match. If you want to bet on darts it is a good idea to know the basic rules of the game, otherwise it can easily turn into more of a game of lottery than odds. Note that the markets can vary between different betting companies.