PDC Darts Home Tour: Watch Darts Action from the Players’ Homes
While most sporting action has been postponed or cancelled for the foreseeable future, darts is flying the flag. The PDC Home Tour is a nightly darts tournament that runs over the course of 32 nights with players self-broadcasting from their own homes! While there have been a few teething problems since it began on Friday 17th April 2020 (the internet can be a bit shaky now everyone’s using it all the time!), in general this has been working rather well.
Fans can watch the action either on the PDC site or through the live streaming service of their favourite bookmaker site.
The action starts each night at 19.30 UK time, and each night will see four players playing one another, so each player plays three matches, with the winner of the group progression to the second phase of the competition.
Can I bet on the Home Tour?
For punters seeking to have a flutter on the darts, the good news is that bookies are indeed taking bets. For now only a couple are accepting bets on the outright winner of the tournament. But there are markets covering the winners of the individual matches, as well as many of the usual darts markets including correct score, handicaps and even whether there will be a nine dart finish.
The nine darter often trades at odds of around 50/1, so anyone who backed Englishman Luke Woodhouse to manage the feat against world number three Gerwyn Price will be celebrating. Woodhouse got the nine-darter by throwing scores of 177, 177 and 147 on Saturday 18th April, much to the delight of watching fans.
How Do I Watch PDC Home Darts?
There are two ways you can watch the Home Darts tournament.
Firstly, you can visit the PDC’s site and register for their PDC TV to watch the broadcast. There is no charge for this service.
Alternatively, and this is more applicable to those people who are planning to have a bet on the action, you can watch the darts through the live streaming service at the site of your bookie of choice. Not all bookies will be showing it, but the likes of bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power will be making it available to anyone who places a bet with them.
Note that there are various terms and conditions that must be adhered to, for example over 18s only and so on. So please ensure you read the details when you visit the bookie.
Note also that if you don’t already have a betting account with one of the bookmakers, you should be able to qualify for a free bet or welcome bonus of some kind. Check out the bookmaker question or see the details on our free bets page.
What bets can I place on the Home Darts?
As mentioned most of the bets being taken at the moment on the Home Dart tournament are based on the individual matches taking place each evening. These are the main betting markets available with the top bookies we’ve mentioned above:
- Match Winner – a straight forward bet on which player will win the match
- Handicap – one player will be given a plus handicap and the other a minus, with the odds for each usually slightly under evens, e.g. Luke Humphries -1.5 at 4/5 and Nick Kenny +1.5 at 10/11
- Alternative Handicaps – these will offer different handicaps with more varied odds, e.g. Luke Humphries -4.5 at 12/1
- Correct Score – odds on the correct score in legs of the game in question: in this case, 5-0, 5-4, 5-3, 5-2 or 5-1 to one or other player
- Total 180s – a bet on how many 180s will be scored in the match in total, often offered as over or under a particularly number, e.g. over 3.5 at 5/6