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Live Darts presents the Virtual Darts Shoot-Out

Jamie Shaw in Off The Oche 02 Apr 2020
Tony O’Shea is one of ten players in action

There may be no live darts action for the foreseeable future, but fear not, Virtual Darts has you covered.

With all PDC competition having been suspended for the remainder of March and the majority of April, darts fans are already chomping at the bit for some live action.

Live Darts is introducing the 2020 Virtual Darts Shoot-Out, a new round-robin competition based on the outcome of virtual darts matches.

Virtual Darts, or Rush Darts as it is otherwise known, is virtually identical to watching a real leg of darts live on television.

Inspired, the company behind Virtual Darts, have drafted in current and former professionals and have filmed them throwing darts in front of a simulated backdrop.

The presentation of Virtual Darts mirrors the split screen presentation as seen on TV, and with the use of real life scorers including Russ Bray, it even sounds like a real game of darts in front of a crowd.

Live Darts Virtual Shoot-Out field

Dennis Priestley – Former BDO and PDC World Champion
Peter Manley – Former PDC world number one
Darryl Fitton – Former World Darts Trophy champion
Bob Anderson – 1988 World Champion
Tony O’Shea – Three-time BDO world finalist
Chris Mason – Two-time World Championship semi-finalist
Alan Warriner-Little – 2001 World Grand Prix champion
Alan Tabern – Former UK Open semi-finalist and current PDC Tour Card holder
John Walton – 2001 BDO World Champion
Colin Osborne – 2009 Championship League winner

Live Darts Virtual Shoot-Out format

  • All matches are contested over a single leg of 501
  • Matches take place at five-minute intervals
  • All players use the same darts

How to bet on Virtual Darts

There are five markets available to bet on with Bet365 during a virtual darts match. They are as follows:

Match Winner – This allows you to back either of the two players to win. There is no draw option.

Red or Green? – You can bet on which colour a player checks out on – red or green.

Checkout Dart – The options in this section include whether the player will finish the leg on Double 20, Double 10, Double 16 or Double 8 or others.

Checkout Total – This allows you to bet over or under the total score a player checks out on. There is usually the option of under 40.5 or over 40.5.

First Three Darts – This market allows you to bet on either player and the score they will produce from their first visit to the board. You can usually bet on under 90, 90-110 or over 110.

Match Events – This is very similar to how you can bet in a real darts match. You have the option of betting on yes or no 180 in the match or yes or no for a nine-dart finish.

Wincast – This involves predicting the winner of the match and how he actually checks out. For example Player A to win the match with a checkout score of over 40.5 and finishing with double 20 or 10.

How to watch Virtual Darts live

Darts is one of 11 virtual sports that are be streamed live on Bet365 every day. 18+ only, please gamble responsibly.

To watch & bet live, simply:

1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link

2) Register an account and make a first deposit up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits (18+ only, T&Cs apply) – or sign in

3) Once registered, go to the sports homepage and select ‘Virtual Sports’ from the left-hand menu

4) Choose ‘Darts’ from the list and the upcoming match will be displayed