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What is a Bullseye (Darts)?

The bullseye is the centre target on a dart board and is split into two values with the inner bullseye worth 50 points and the outer bullseye worth 25 points.

Hitting the inner bullseye or hitting a double on the board are the only two ways in which a frame of 501 or 301 darts under the traditional rules of the game can be won.

Landing the inner bullseye combined with a pair of treble 20s equates to a score of 170 and is the highest possible checkout in a frame of darts.

Hitting the inner bull is one of the showpiece achievements in the sport of darts and in the amateur circuits hitting 50-points is known as a double-bullseye.

How is Bullseye used in Sports Betting?

Betting markets in darts will sometimes include a section which focuses on the amount of bullseyes that will be landed in a punter’s chosen match. However, this tends to only be in the more high profile matches that are likely to see more money laid on the match up.

For example, in game between Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson, the number of bullseyes market would reflect that of an over/under goals market in football. This means you could beat on a total amount of possible bullseyes scored in the game.

Some bookmakers will offer a market on whether a frame will be won with a player landing the bullseye but as this is generally considered a harder route to take to victory, it is much rarer, meaning the number of bullseyes in a game is a small number.

Did you know…

Winning a frame of darts by landing the bullseye can be viewed as showboating by some players and deemed poor etiquette despite being a perfectly legal way to win.

See also

First Dart of the Match

First Dart Treble 20

First Leg Winning Checkout

First Leg Winning Colour

Highest Checkout

Leg (Darts)

Nine-Dart Finish

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