The Premier League Darts began on February 10, 2011 with the eight best darts players competing for the top spot. A player will match up against each of the other players twice and the top four in the league table will enter the playoffs. Seven sessions have taken place and the league round has reached the half way stage. It is an appropriate time to take stock of the position.
Bet365.com is one of the more popular darts online betting sites. At the start of the event Phil Taylor (in picture) was the favorite at Bet365.com with odds of 9/4. He was followed by Gary Anderson with odds of 3/1. James Wade had odds of 10/1. At present Phil Taylor is at the top of the league with 12 points. He has won six out of the seven matches. The online betting site Bet365.com has considerably shortened his odds to 8/13. Though Anderson is in third place having lost three matches, he has retained the second spot on the online betting chart. He has odds of 9/2. The player in the second place is Raymond van Barneveld and his current odds of winning outright are 7/1.
Wade has lost five of the seven matches and now has odds of 66/1. Punters at online betting sites should note that a player needs to come only fourth in order to qualify for the playoffs and then what has transpired in the league round is history. Wade is a former Premier League Darts winner and should not be written off just yet.
Week Eight of the Premier League Darts will be held on March 31 at Cardiff. The top two on the table, Taylor and van Barneveld have been scheduled to play each other and this will be a mouth watering contest for all darts fans. Online betting sites usually do not display markets for individual encounters, but interested punters can contact Bet365.com for odds on specific bets they are interested in.
A somewhat unsavory incident took place in Week Six of the Premier League Darts in Glasgow. A small section of the crowd abused player Adrian Lewis and even threw stuff at the stage. A strongly worded statement was issued by the officials, who promised to push for the strongest action possible to be taken against the miscreants.