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World Matchplay Darts live stream | How to watch live online

Jamie Shaw in World Matchplay 20 Jul 2021
The Betfred World Matchplay stage (Photo by Chris Dean/PDC)

The World Matchplay returns to Blackpool in 2021, and a live stream is available to watch all matches online.

The historic major returns to the Winter Gardens for the first time since 2019 and will feature 32 players competing for £700,000 in prize money and the Phil Taylor Trophy.

The top 16 players from the PDC Order of Merit are seeded in the draw and are joined by 16 qualifiers from the one-year ProTour Order of Merit.

Dimitri van den Bergh claimed the title in sensational style on his debut last year, defeating Gary Anderson 18-10 in the final in Milton Keynes.

World number one Gerwyn Price is bidding to land the World Matchplay title for the first time, while 2017 runner-up Peter Wright is the number two seed.

Michael van Gerwen, the 2015 and 2016 champion, is the number three seed and is vying to claim his first title of the year.

Three other former champions also feature in the field, with James Wade, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson seeded fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Seven players will make their debut in this year’s World Matchplay: Devon Petersen, Damon Heta, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Ross Smith, Luke Humphries, Ryan Searle and Callan Rydz.

The 2021 World Matchplay runs from July 17-25, with all a live stream of all matches available to watch on desktop, mobile and tablet in various regions worldwide.

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How to watch World Matchplay live stream

1) Go to Bet365.com via this special link

2) Register an account and make a first deposit of up to £100 to receive up to £100 in Bet Credits*

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

4) Select the play icon next to the match in progress and the stream window will appear

*New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.