There is no definitive date as to when betting on darts officially started, and like most pub games, it probably dates back to the origins of the game itself. While in the U.S., darts betting has never really taken off, it is a staple of sports books in Europe.
While the first official World Championship of Darts did not take place until the 1970s, today there are professional darts tournaments every week. The best part about the rise in popularity, is that at most sports books, you can wager on darts to your heart’s content! Now let’s be real about things: darts betting is not on the same level as sports like horse racing or football. In fact, compared to many sports, darts has a relatively small offering on most sports books.
But that is changing rapidly, particularly with a rise in television broadcasting and internet streaming of darts events. With the ongoing rise in popularity of online and mobile sports betting, there is bound to be an increase in the sport’s following.