Although the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship may be the biggest event in darts, there are loads of other tournaments throughout the year that are well worth taking advantage of when it comes to darts betting.
However, no matter what tournament you’re betting on, there is always one player you need to be keeping an eye out for – Phil Taylor.
Phil Taylor dominates darts betting
Very few, if any, sportsmen in the modern era have dominated their chosen sport in the way that Phil Taylor has dominated darts.
He may have 13 World Darts Championship titles to his name, but that only tells half of the story.
Taylor is also always among the favourites in the darts betting for all the big tournaments.
The Stoke man has won the UK Open, the World Matchplay, the European Championship, the World Grand Prix and the Players Championship on numerous occasions and looks set to continue being a threat in those tournaments for many years to come.
Although now in his fifties, Taylor is fitter than ever and it would take a brave punter to back against him in the darts betting any time he steps up to the oche.
Other players are starting to challenge though
Even though Taylor has won two of the previous four Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championships he has also been knocked out at the quarter final stage twice in the same period – his worst ever performance in the tournament.
With the likes of James Wade, Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis all challenging for the top honours, it’s worth keeping an eye on the young pretenders if you like your darts betting odds a little longer.