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To truly unlock the full potential of darts betting, you will need to be active throughout the calendar year. Nonetheless, the period from December to mid-January is the most important because this is when the PDC and WDF hold their annual World Championship tournaments.

There are more matches, more drama, and potentially more profit to be had from the most significant events in the sport. Master these events by giving them the extra attention they deserve, and the festivities will be better than ever.

It’s never too early to cast an eye on these incredible World Championship Darts betting opportunities. Here’s how you can plot your route to profit.

Why Focus on the World Championship Darts?

From a sporting perspective, the PDC World Championship is a chance to see the world’s best darts players compete for the biggest prize in the sport. Meanwhile, even the WDF is now a highly competitive event that everyone wants to win.

Apart from providing intense drama at the oche, the knowledge that every player will be more determined than ever makes it a particularly attractive prospect for punters.

There are more matches and, therefore, more betting opportunities. So, while there’s a lot to take in, this is where your bank balance can see a significant increase in a small space of time.

Betting on the World Championship Darts

The World Championships from the PDC and WDF can provide the key to fantastic profits. However, they could equally cause your bankroll to fall rapidly. Therefore, it’s imperative that all punters take the necessary steps to make the right betting selections and gain the best odds.

Here are six quick tips that should help you on your way:

  1. Know the markets: The darts world championship betting markets are likely to have more available markets than any other tournament. Understanding them all instantly increases your hopes of finding value.
  2. Track the action in October and November: This is when players are notoriously finding their form ahead of the big event. Read previews from the experts during the events too.
  3. Look at the draw: Essential when thinking about outright bets and selections relating to the tournament rather than a match. A kind draw for a player can make a world of difference. This is crucial for the Men’s and Women’s WDF events.
  4. Know the bookmaker promotions: The bookies will use the excitement of the tournament to entice customers with various concessions. These could range from refunds if accumulators lose by one leg or enhanced odds and headline offers.
  5. The odds: Look at the odds across various bookmakers and remember that different bookies may have varying names for the same market.
  6. Build a suitable staking plan: Knowing how much to bet on each selection is vital, whether it’s level staking or using weighted stakes depending on the risk factor.

Darts Betting Strategies for the PDC World Championship

Proper research will help you find value on the best markets throughout the PDC World Championship. Still, there needs to be a methodology behind your betting selections.

Here are just three that can be used to great effect.

Strategy #1: Backing Early Round Favourites

One of the most attractive things about betting on darts is that most of the markets only have two possible outcomes. This is certainly true on the match result coupon at the World Championships, making it an excellent option for building accumulators, particularly in the early rounds.

The odds on single selections might not be great. Still, it’s rare to see the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith, Peter Wright, and Gerwyn Price suffer shock defeats to players outside the top 32, which they are likely to be playing once they enter the competition.

Therefore, those early rounds are an opportunity to string a number of selections together, not least because the matches follow the sets format.

In fact, most five legs matches are likely to go to the heavy favourite, meaning you can often back the top players on a -1.5 sets handicap for a boosted payout.

Strategy #2: Taking The 180s Handicap

Thanks to the sets format, you are guaranteed to get at least nine legs of action. In truth, even a 3-0 result will probably have around 13 legs, while matches that go longer could hit the 20 legs mark.

In other tournaments, that is a long time to be at the oche, so you should expect to see a few 180s.

Whether gaining better value by backing a superstar like MVG or betting on someone like Dave Chisnall or Stephen Bunting, who are both capable of falling victim to unexpected exits despite big scores, this market can be advantageous indeed.

The 180s handicap and ‘player to hit the most 180s’ lines both have the potential to be very productive indeed.

Strategy #3: The Match Treble Market

The match treble market is one in which you are backing a player to win, score the most 180s, and get the highest checkout.

Over the short format, taking this market can feel like a lottery. Over the longer format of World Championship matches, there’s more than enough time for these selections to come good.

Furthermore, if a player is likely to dominate a match, then the 180s and highest checkout are likely to follow. This can be riskier when it gets to the final stages, but the odds offered can often present great value. As long as you continue to play the percentages, the ROIs throughout the tournament should raise a smile.

Of course, you can also look for in-play betting to further enhance your profits. Sometimes, a player can lose the first set where they didn’t have the darts yet, and come back to win the match without any real trouble.

Betting on the WDF World Championship Darts

The WDF World Championship follows a similar format, so you can use similar tactics.

In truth, tournament betting may be your best bet here. After winning the tournament in 2022, Neil Duff should be the favourite in 2023. On the women’s side, waiting for the draw should help you plot the value bet, as you can draw a line through most names before a dart has been thrown.

Final Thoughts

Both the PDC and WDF World Championships Darts betting offer a good chance to boost your betting bank. With the right staking plan, the proper research, and the right choice regarding markets, it could be your most profitable period of the year. And once that’s over, the PDC Premier League Darts betting opportunities will surface.

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