Darts is a game that has benefited greatly from live broadcasting. With so many matches beamed into homes right across the world, the sport has become a multi million dollar industry and it continues to grow. Unibet TV are helping the cause by offering live streaming to customers and there’s plenty to enjoy on our platform.
Popularity of Darts
Darts has been played in bars and clubs for years but it was often seen as a fringe sport. TV helped to change all that with the major championships being televised from 1978 onwards and the addition of live streaming platforms has extended that reach.
Australians love the darts and the country got its first World Champion when Tony David lifted the BDO trophy in 2002. The man known as the Deadly Boomerang helped to grow the game Down Under and the popularity of darts in Australia has been further enhanced thanks to the addition of key tournaments.
The PDC division now has official Masters tournaments in Brisbane and Melbourne and a whole new generation of viewers is turning on to the sport. To get involved, check out Unibet’s live stream.
Live Streaming of Darts
From the very first throw to the final double, Unibet TV is here to cover all the darts action in real time. Customers can tune in to the major matches and, while the game develops, in play odds will be shown in real time.
Darts is a sport where the live markets are extremely popular and they sit alongside a host of pre-match counterparts. Aside from the match result and outright tournament winner, our customers can stake on match score, next leg winner, nine dart finish and more.
Live streaming can enhance your enjoyment as you watch your stake develop, so, to make sure you don’t miss a throw, check out Unibet.tv’s darts schedule.
Best in the Sport
Australian darts fans have plenty to cheer whenever Simon Whitlock steps up to the oche. The man known as The Wizard reached the final of the PDC World Darts Championship in 2010 and he has a PDC Premier Event to his name after claiming the European Championship in 2012. Whitlock is reaching the veteran status now but he remains competitive and, on his day, he can still upset the best throwers in world darts.
In the present day, the man they all want to beat is Mighty Michael Van Gerwen. The Dutchman won his third PDC World Championship in 2019 and he has a host of PDC Premier trophies to his name. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, Van Gerwen is likely to start as the clear favorite for tournaments unless he suffers an unprecedented dip in form.
Mighty Mike isn’t unbeatable as Peter Wright proved at the start of 2020. The man known as Snakebite is a distinctive character with his colorful clothes and wild hairstyles and Wright claimed Van Gerwen’s World Title at the start of the New Year.
Other players to watch throughout the season include Gary Anderson, Michael Smith, Glen Durrant, Gerwyn Price and Rob Cross. Anderson and Cross are both former PDC World Champions while Durrant was a multiple winner of the BDO title before switching divisions.
As for Australian players, Melbourne’s Corey Cadby is the rising star and the one who has the best chance of breaking through in the PDC.
PDC World Championship
The World Championship is the pinnacle of any sport and darts is no exception. The sport is split into two professional divisions but it’s the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) that carries the best players and the biggest tournaments.
The PDC World Championship is the sporting highlight of the festive season. The group stages commence in mid-December with the later rounds picking up after Christmas and it all builds up to the final on New Year’s Day. Traditionally, the event is held at the historic Alexandra Palace in North London and a lively crowd is guaranteed.
The great Phil Taylor is the most successful player in the history of the PDC World Championship but, following his retirement, the mantle has been taken up by Michael Van Gerwen. Mighty Mike is expected to be the favourite for most tournaments moving forward but he will have plenty of challenges from the likes of Gary Anderson, Gerwyn Price, Rob Cross and 2020 Champion Peter Wright.
Unibet’s darts book is at its busiest whenever the PDC World Championship is in town and Unibet TV is on hand to catch all of the live action.
The Modus Icons of Darts
The Modus Icons of Darts League is a new tournament, produced in 2020, and it’s intended to match some of the greats of the game with its rising stars. Notable tungsten throwers came out of retirement to take part and, at a time when the darting world was starved of action, it proved to be a big hit.
BDO World Champions Martin Adams, Scott Mitchell and Mark Webster are among those taking part and they are joined by Fallon Sherrock and Aaron Monk, amongst many others. Sherrock made history by being the first female thrower to win matches at the PDC World Championships while Monk is a former world youth champion.
Unibet are live streaming the Modus Icons of Darts League and it’s a popular option for our darts bettors. To get involved, sign up or log in to your existing Unibet account and check our darts live streaming schedules.