The PDC World Darts Championship is the biggest of the PDC tournaments, beginning in late December and finishing in early January. It is sponsored by leading bookmaker Ladbrokes and is the biggest darts betting event on the calendar. Beamed live on Sky Sports, the event was staged at the Circus Tavern until 2008, when it moved to Alexandra Palace.
PDC Betting Markets
The outright market, or who will win, is obviously the most popular PDC betting heat, but with individual match betting and markets like most 180s, highest checkout and correct score set betting, there is plenty of variety from the bookmakers.
PDC Darts History
In 1994 some high-profile players, including all previous winners who were still active in the game, formed the WDC (now PDC), and began to organise their own World Championships. There are still two versions of the World Championship and there is often dispute and debate amongst players, organisations and viewers as to which event is the more prestigious. The PDC event boasts the largest prize fund of any darts competition, with the pot for the 2013 event reaching the £1million mark.
2013 World Darts Odds
The man from Stoke-on-Trent, Phil 'The Power' Taylor, has picked up the crown five times in the past decade and 13 times in all. He'll be the bookmakers' favourite, as usual. Defending champion Adrian Lewis is sure to be well supported, while the likes of Gary Anderson, Simon Whitlock and James Wade are all title contenders as well. Be sure to check easyodds.com for all the best PDC World Championship odds.