The 2011-12 Grand Slam of Darts takes place between the 12th-20th November in Wolverhampton.
This year, for the first time, Sky Sports will be covering the competition having taken over from ITV Sport.
The Grand Slam of Darts is one of the most prestigious events on the darts calendar and the winner is guaranteed £100,000 with a total prize fund of £400,000 .
There are numerous tournaments that provide qualifying opportunities to players. Most tournaments offering a qualifying position for the winner and runner-up of the tournament, however the World Championships and the Grand Slams offers a place in the tournament to all semi-finalists.
As of writing 24 players have qualified for the competition including all the big names such as Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, Adrian Lewis, Terry Jenkins, James Wade, Mark Webster and Simon Whitlock.
Online bookmakers are offering darts enthusiasts the opportunity to bet on the Grand Slam of Darts with perennial favourite Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor strong favourite at 11/8.
Second favourite with the bookmakers is Gary Anderson, James Wade is 9/1 along with Adrian Lewis while Simon Whitlock is 14/1.
Bookmakers will also offer plenty of other bets too. One of the most popular ones is when online bookies offer odds on the set betting on each game, while betting on the number of maximum 180s each player gets in each game is also popular with online betting customers.
But one of the most popular bets is the market on how many 180s will be scored throughout the darts tournament. You can also bet on highest individual check outs – and whether there will be a nine dart finish.
Bookmakers are keen to offer free bets and offers to get darts enthusiasts betting.
One of the most popular free bets is your money back if your player loses by one leg. Others include free bets if a certain number of 180s are achieved, or even special promotions whereby you can double your returns if a player finishes on a certain double - 888sport for example offered special odds on any player that finished on a double 8.
888.com, who sponsored the latest Premier League of darts, also offered through their sports betting division, 888sport, the chance to win a £1000.
Anyone who placed a bet at the venue through the betting facilities was automatically entered into a competition whereby they could come to the stage and throw three darts to get a treble 8. If they got one treble 8 they walked with £1000.