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A 180 in darts is the maximum score that can be achieved in a player’s single turn of three darts. It is done by landing the dart on the treble 20 score three times.
Betting on 180s in a match is a popular market for sports bettors, as it adds an extra element to the game, much like predicting the number of corners in a football match.
The position of the first dart landed in the treble 20 can help a player score a 180, as the positioning can help guide the next dart.
When a player scores a 180, the referee’s call of the score is more exuberant than for any other score and a 180 is always a crowd pleaser.
How is 180 betting used in Sports Betting?
There are many opportunities for 180 betting in sports betting with markets such as number of tournament 180s, total number of individual 180s, betting on whether or not there will be a 180 in a leg and number of 180s in a chosen game.
An example of 180 betting would be to back Phil Taylor to score more 180s in a match than his opponent, taking into consideration the scoring averages of both players throughout the tournament.
Another way to incorporate 180 betting would be to back or lay prior to a leg whether or not a 180 is to be thrown. It is important to look at the form of the two players involved before making this bet, as it will tell you a lot about the likelihood of either hitting a maximum.
In 2017, Dutchman Michael van Gerwen achieved the most 180s of all world class darts players with 467 recorded throughout the year.
That total was 90 more than second place Peter Wright, who managed 377 in the calendar year.