The PDC World Cup of Darts is one of the three new tournaments which was introduced into the calendar in 2010. It will be held for the first time in December this year in the north-east of England and World Cup of darts betting promises to be richly rewarding for lovers of a high level darts tournament.
Raymond van Barneveled and Co Stompe won the first tournament in 2010 for the Netherlands, beating Wales in the final and considering the quality of darts players in England, it was a shock when they were beaten by Spain in the early stages of the tournament.
World Cup of Darts betting offers immense scope. The schedule means results from fixtures will be flying in and 2011 World Cup of Darts of betting promises to offer a succession of decent odds to the UK internet predictor looking for value darts betting.
Twenty four teams are thrown together for the competition. The leading eight nations automatically start in the second round of the last 16.
One point is awarded for a singles win, and two for a doubles win, with all points counting towards the overall league table and the leading two teams in each group advance to the semi-finals.
It follows that there is incredible scope for live World Cup of Darts betting and, as the tournament will be broadcast once more by Sky television, there is no excuse for not being up to speed with results and standings as the tournament unfolds.
Darts betting is a myriad of profitable opportunities and online bookmakers have climbed on the train of surging popularity by offering any number of free bets to tempt punters. As one sports writer noted: "Darts and television has become the perfect partnership, akin to the explosion in popularity of snooker in the 1980s.
"Tournament dates on the schedule are growing increasingly popular and World Cup of Darts betting is a major part of the rise of the sport.
"2011 World Cup of Darts betting offers the punter a great chance to mix and match their bets all the way to the final. Where will the upsets come from? Which minnows can make light of their reputation by coping with the pressure of the crowds and the television cameras and reach the latter stages of the competition?
"Can England show they are still the dominant force in the sport by being a major player in team darts tournament betting? Or will the Dutch again top the table and power their way to another title win?
"The first round matches will offer an ideal guide to PDC World Cup of Darts bets. Can players, who with all due respect most of us will have never heard of, book their places in the second round and perhaps create their own slice of history? The odds will rightly favour the established nations, but part of the appeal of live World Cup of Darts betting will be in spotting the opportunity for highlights with upsets in fixtures.
"The pool matches will also be great for online World Cup of Darts betting. The rise of mobile betting mean you cash in wherever you are and an online bookmaker will be quick to offer a free bet and tips through your mobile phone.
"Because this is a relatively new tournament, only first staged in 2010, there is a refreshing quality to the World Cup of Darts betting market. Of course, on home soil, England will start as many people's favourites in darts betting, but home comforts bring home pressure to top the standings and predictions the English pair will dominate might be a risky PDC World Cup of Darts bet.
"Darts betting can be broken down to the result of individual legs, sets or matches and PDC World Cup of Darts bets will be extra special with the increased television coverage.
"Finally, I would look to make an opening 2011 World Cup of Darts betting move on the traditional powers to at least reach the final four, but as we all know the sheer joy of sport is its unpredictability and the online World Cup of Darts betting markets will be red hot.”