Has there ever been a sportsman as dominant as Phil Taylor? 13 world titles. A place in 16 of the last 17 finals. Little wonder the man from the Potteries is the dominant force in PDC world championship betting.
Every year, darts enthusiasts gather at the Alexandra Palace for an event that has become one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.
It is a gladiatorial contest, with results greeted with roars both from the amphitheatre of the Ally Pally and millions watching at home. Live PDC world championship betting has become an integral part of the drama of one the UK’s most popular sporting competitions, and online bookmakers have been quick to catch on.
The dream, of course, is the perfect nine-dart finish and any number of players have shown they have the ability to perform such wonders.
But Taylor rightly dominates live PDC world championship betting markets. He is as dominant a force in the game of darts as has ever been. Forget Eric Bristow or even Jocky Wilson, those bets are long gone, he is an almost permanent fixture in the final and although predictions of his demise have been frequent, the great man is a safe bet for PDC world championship darts betting success.
Only four players have won this championship: Dennis Priestley, Taylor, John Part and Raymond van Barneveld. Of these, only Taylor and Part have won it more than once. Look for these players to always be towards the top end of the markets for PDC world championship darts betting.
The big Dutchman Barney is always a popular choice in PDC world championship betting, however new talent is emerging all the time and Australian Simon Whitlock’s run to the final in 2010 offered hope for those looking for value from their PDC world championship betting.
And although the odds are the Power will be a final fixture, there will have to be, one day, a changing of the guard and the long-haired Aussie is many people’s favourite to become the dominant force in PDC world championship betting.
The tournament has become a major TV event. Sky television coverage and the amazing commentary of Sid Waddell are a part of the magic. Look at the odds for amount of times Waddell loses his voice if you want an aside from the usual PDC world championship betting as the drama unfolds.
As one online bookmaker said: “you can back the tournament winner, runner-up, highest average, nine-dart finish.... the number of bets available is growing all the time. PDC world championship darts betting is proving extremely popular.
“Internet customers looking for value from free bets on offer from live PDC world championship betting are spoiled for choice – especially with the number of free bets available to the predictor who is ready to look past Taylor for their winner.
“Online PDC world championship betting is popular because the tournament has a vast appeal right across Europe and beyond. It is marketed brilliantly and has its own place in the sporting calendar and is even enjoyed by customers who only place an occasional bet.
“A bet against Taylor will work eventually, but online PDC world championship betting is often about who will finish as runner-up. Place your bet on Whitlock or Barneveld being that man again for a few years to come. The results speak for themselves. Taylor is the Power, and for the time being, bets against him could be considered speculative.”