THE LADBROKES.COM WORLD DARTS Championship at Alexandra Palace promises to be the most exciting tournament yet as 72 competitors from 21 different countries play for a prize pool of £1 million, making it the richest tournament in world darts.
As the official sponsors Ladbrokes.com are offering a wide range of markets on the tournament and are also a joint-best price 4/6 about Phil Taylor as the competition looks stronger than ever. Taylor is 100/1 to win the tournament without dropping a set.
In keeping with the predictions of the high standard of the tournament, Ladbrokes are top price in 16 of the first 24 first round matches as upsets may well be on the cards. It’s also just 11/8 to we are treated to a 9 dart finish, and 13/2 that there are two in the tournament.
Previous winner Raymond Van Barneveld is a 10/1 chance with James Wade the 8/1 second favourite. It’s 9/1 that any Australian wins, and the same price about a Dutchman lifting the title.
Tickets for the Final are sold out as bumper crowds are expected at the palace. For the first time, viewers at home can enjoy the action in 3D.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “This promises to be an exhilarating festival of darts. The competition will be intense as the standards are higher than ever. No-one would begrudge Taylor a victory but as the odds suggest there are plenty of challengers breathing down his neck.”