Unique Bet Types in Darts
Darts has always been a little different when compared to many other games and sports. While the likes of football and rugby are big team games with jam-packed stadiums and worldwide coverage, darts has always been more of a low-key affair, originally enjoyed in simple pubs and bars, before expanding to bigger and better events over time. Even now, at a time when countless people spectate darts live and on TV, the game has retained its ‘niche’ feel.
It holds a lot of potential for gamblers too, with many of the best online darts betting sites offering up all kinds of unique and high value betting markets for darts tournaments and matches. Of course, it’s perfectly possible to stick to the simple bet types like match winners and tournament winners, or even handicap bets, but if you want to place your stake on something a little different, there are plenty of unique bet types in online darts betting.
To start off, you can bet on 180s. There’s nothing quite as thrilling for a darts fan as seeing a 180. This is when a player successfully hits the triple 20 with all three of their darts, thereby hitting the maximum possible score in a single turn. It’s a tricky manoeuvre to pull off, but it’s always exciting when it happens and online betting sites offer various options for people wanting to bet on 180s.
You can, for example, bet on the first player to hit a 180 in a single match. You can also bet on the most 180s during a set or the total number of 180s over the course of a tournament. You can even bet on which player will hit the most 180s during a match-up, or you could go even further and bet on the possibility of someone hitting a perfect nine dart finish. It almost never happens, so the odds on a nine-dart finish are always high, but if this bet comes through, it can pay off in a big way.
Other obscure and unique bet types in darts include betting on the colour of the part of the board the dart needs to land on to win the first leg, or betting on the nationality of the winner. You can even bet on which English, Scottish, Dutch, or other nationality player finishes the highest, as well as betting on the ‘highest checkout’, which is the final set of three darts to end a leg. The highest possible checkout is 170.