It’s his last appearance and whatever your view this will be your last ever chance to bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship but can this legendary figure bow out of the sport with a victory over the 9/1 odds he’s getting at Bet365 or is “The Power” a spent force?
- Will Michael Van Gerwen defend his title those 4/6 odds Bet365 is offering?
- Can Gary Anderson step up from 5/1 to win in London this December?
- Has Peter Wright more than the 7/1 chance the bookies are offering on him?
- Should you bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship?
There are few names as big in any sport as Phil Taylor is in darts. Any argument there might be about whether he’s the greatest player of all time tends to be muted, the evidence suggests he is regardless of opinion. His record is truly awe inspiring with 216 professional tournament wins, including 85 major titles and sixteen, yes 16, world championships, between 1995 and 2002 he won eight of those consecutively. A bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship is then hardly silly.
- 2017 Dec 14th – Jan 1st 2018
- Alexandra Palace, London
- 72 Players
- Prize purse – $2.3 million
- 1st Prize – $512,000
Sure, he’s currently only ranked 4th in the PCD Order of Merit, but that in no way detracts from his amazing ability. Taylor was the first player to hit two nine-dart finishes in a single match and has helped darts gain an ever larger audience with his larger-than-life personality and showboating style. A bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship might not be the sensible wager this year but if you’re going to take advantage of UK gambling laws to back a player, this is the fairytale finish.
A Legend Leaves But Can He Walk Away With A Win?
Now whilst a bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship is a slightly romantic throw of the dice if there were ever a time for the old magic to flow from the wrist this would be it and the fifty seven year old master from Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, will be going all out to go out on a high. Of course there are 71 other players standing in his way at Alexandra Palace this year but with the tournament scheduled to end on the 1st of January if you like to bet on sports in the UK this bet is for you.
Obviously a few of the more eagle eyed readers will have spotted that end date as being somewhat odd, who wants to do anything in the hazy aftermath of New Year’s Eve? And indeed given the hardy drinking reputation of most darts players you’d have to wonder if a bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship involves far longer odds on everyone save the two finalists being just a tad hungover. Not that this will stop the crowd boisterously getting into the match, it is, after all the final.
Bet On Phil Taylor To Win The PDC World Darts Championship At Bet365
The defending champion is Michael Van Gerwen who garners a neat 4/6 at Bet365 streets ahead of nearest rival Gary Anderson at 5/1 with Peter Wright holding steady at 7/1 leaving a bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship only the fourth best ranked chance at 9/1. Adrian Lewis gets 22/1 although you’d have to expect some pretty strange UK gambling news headlines if he pulled off a win, and Daryl Gurney on 28/1 is just as much of an outside bet in this field of great players.
Of course if you like longshots there’s Andy Smith on 1000/1 to grab victory in north London, or so Bet365 offers, odds he shares with Jyhan Artut, but neither one is for the sensible, and whilst the rose tinted glasses of optimism must be worn to place a bet on Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Darts Championship he at least has the skills to actually make that dream finish come true. All good things come to an end and Phil Taylor’s career will come to a close having been the very best ever in darts.