You Bet: Back to the Palace

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The festive period for sports fans means one thing, especially if you fancy a festive flutter, – Darts!

With the PDC World Darts Championships starting on Saturday, BetMGM are offering a whole range of odds ahead of the fun at Alexandra Palace. Hopefully, this can add to any of your content around the hotly-anticipated tournament this month – there’s some commentary from our UK director.

All eyes are on who claims the title on January 3rd – and Luke Humphries is leading the way as favourite, priced at 3/1 after his three major titles since October. Michael Van Gerwen, on the lookout for a fourth world title, is second favourite at 7/2 with Gerwyn Price sitting just behind at 11/2.

Reigning champ Michael Smith produced an all-time classic in last year’s final against Van Gerwen – and that match-up is 16/1 to be the deciding match this time around. The favourite to contest the final are Price and Humphries at 8/1. It may well all come down to the last dart on the night – and it’s 11/4 for a double 20 to win the tournament.

Fans get most excited by the big moments, with everyone clambering to see a rare nine-dart finish. It’s 4/1 for there to be over 2.5 nine-darters in the tournament as a whole, while over 890.5 total 180s during the championship is 5/4.

Our resident official and bookies terror, John Fowler, rates Rob Cross as the most mispriced player in the draw at 16/1.

Commenting ahead of the weekend’s action, UK Director at BetMGM, Sam Behar, said:

“There’s nothing we love more at Christmas than the darts – it’s the ultimate blend of sport and entertainment. Luke Humphries has had an amazing few months – and we’re seeing a lot of backing for him to continue his rich vein of form and claim the title. What a story that would be! He’s our favourite as it stands, but you can never rule out Van Gerwen – he’s not far behind.

“We can’t wait to see the excitement unfold, and look forward to entertaining our customers throughout the tournament – whether they’re in fancy dress at Alexandra Palace or on the edge of their sofas at home.”

Outright Winner Odds

(with Paddy Power at 3pm Friday 15th December 2023)

Luke Humphries 3/1

Michael van Gerwen 7/2

Gerwyn Price 11/2

Michael Smith 10/1

Gary Anderson 14/1

Rob Cross 16/1

Peter Wright 20/1

Josh Rock 33/1

Nathan Aspinall 33/1

Stephen Bunting 40/1

James Wade 40/1

Chris Dobey 50/1

Jonny Clayton 50/1

Ross Smith 50/1

Dave Chisnall 50/1

Danny Noppert 66/1

Gian van Veen 66/1

Luke Littler 66/1

Ryan Searle 80/1

Dimitri van den Bergh 80/1

Damon Heta 80/1

Joe Cullen 80/1

Dirk van Duijvenbode 100/1

Krzysztof Ratajski 125/1

Raymond van Barneveld 125/1

Daryl Gurney 150/1

Martin Schindler 150/1

Gabriel Clemens 150/1

Ricardo Pietreczko 150/1

Callan Rydz 200/1

Jose De Sousa 200/1

Andrew Gilding 200/1

Ryan Joyce 250/1

Jamie Hughes 250/1

Simon Whitlock 250/1

Brendan Dolan 250/1

Jim Williams 250/1

Keane Barry 300/1

William O’Connor 300/1

Kim Huybrechts 300/1

Scott Williams 300/1

Keegan Brown 300/1

Ian White 300/1

Ricky Evans 300/1

Jermaine Wattimena 300/1

Cameron Menzies 300/1

Luke Woodhouse 300/1

Mike de Decker 300/1

Wessel Nijman 300/1

Stowe Buntz 300/1

Darren Webster 500/1

Ritchie Edhouse 500/1

Connor Scutt 500/1

Fallon Sherrock 500/1

Lourence Ilagan 500/1

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez 00/1

Mickey Mansell 500/1

Niels Zonneveld 500/1

Matt Campbell 500/1

Steve Lennon 500/1

Martin Lukeman 500/1

Krzysztof Kciuk 500/1

Thibault Tricole 500/1

Jules van Dongen 500/1

Mario Vandenbogaerde 500/1

Madars Razma 500/1

Kevin Doets 500/1

Florian Hempel 500/1

Steve Beaton 500/1

Boris Krcmar 500/1

David Cameron 500/1

Dylan Slevin 500/1

Richard Veenstra 500/1

Haupai Puha 500/1

Christian Kist 500/1

Lee Evans 500/1

Radek Szagański 500/1

Dragutin Horvat 1000/1

Sandro Eric Sosing 1000/1

Berry van Peer 1000/1

Man Lok Leung 1000/1

Marko Kantele 1000/1

Paulo Nebrida 1000/1

Xiaochen Zong 1000/1

Simon Adams 1000/1

Mikuru Suzuki 1000/1

Darren Penhall 1000/1

Ben Robb 1000/1

Norman Madhoo 1000/1

Alex Spellman 1000/1

Owen Bates 1000/1

Tomayo Goto 1000/1

Reynaldo Rivera 1000/1

Haruki Muramatsu 1000/1

Jeffrey De Graaf 1000/1

Bhav Patel 1000/1


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