PDC World Darts Championship

The PDC World Darts Championship is approaching and we couldn’t be more excited to give you all the goss we know so far.

It’s one of the sporting world’s most loved events every year and this year is set to have so much going on. Looking for an insight into the event? Well look no further. We’ve got you covered.

When does the PDC World Darts Championship start?

The darts action kicks off on Thursday, 15 December at 19:00 GMT.

Does the PDC World Darts Championship take a break for Christmas?

Yes, it does. There will be no darts action from 24 September until 26 September. They also get another day off on New Year’s Eve. I guess even darts players need to celebrate the festive season too some time!

When does it end?

The final is on at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday, 3 January and from there, the winner of the World Darts Championship will be crowned. That will be a pretty nice start to 2023 for someone, won’t it…

Where does it take place?

All the action takes place in London at the atmospheric Alexandra Palace.

How many people are competing in the PDC World Darts Championship?

In total, there are 96 players taking part.

How much is up for grabs?

There’s £2.5 million in prize money to play for during the championship.

What’s the trophy called in the PDC World Darts Championship?

The PDC World Darts Championship trophy is the Sid Waddell Trophy. For those of you that don’t know, Sid Waddell was arguably the most famous darts commentator of all time. Nicknamed the “Voice of Darts”, he worked across a series of networks including the BBC and Sky Sports. He died in 2012.

Who’s the reigning champ?

The last person to win the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy was Peter Wright in 2021/22.

How can I watch the PDC World Darts Championship?

If you’re in the UK and you’re thinking telly, the best place to catch the World Darts Championship is on Sky Sports. Other broadcast partners include DAZN and Viaplay.

Online, you can catch the action on PDCTV. However, this excludes subscribers based in the UK, German, Austria and Switzerland.

Can I bet on the Championship online already?

After reading all that, maybe you feel like placing a wager… If you do, one of the best places you can do that is at bet365. Now, we love bet365 for a lot of sports betting, but we think they do a particularly good job when it comes to darts.

And the fact that you can already bet on the outright winner for the PDC World Darts Championship is the icing on the cake. Plus, you can use this bet365 bonus code when you sign up for an extra nice welcome offer.

If you’re wondering, at the time of writing, darts legend Michael van Gerwen is the bookies’ favorite to take down the PDC crown. Meanwhile, the players in second and third place respectively in the odds tables are Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright.