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180 is the highest score it is possible for a darts player to score throwing only three darts, and it is achieved by throwing three treble twenties. The scoring system used in darts involves each player reducing the initial score of 501 down to zero through the scores they manage to throw. Most darts matches are played over a series of sets which are made up of individual games, and the ability to throw 180, or get close to it, is the kind of skill which tends to mark out eventual winners.
The most popular bets on darts tournaments tend to be on tournament winner or match winner, but the more advanced knowledge a bettor gains through watching tournaments and following the form of individual players, the more markets they can take part in. One of these markets involves betting on which payer in a particular match, or even over the course of a tournament, will record the most 180s. Other ways of betting on 180s include a combined 180 and match winner bet, or a bet on how many 180s will be recorded over a specified number of games.
The odds on which player will record the most 180s will often be similar to those on the eventual match winner. Making the right bet will often depend upon taking the time to research the players involved and study the scoring they’ve managed to achieve in recent matches and tournaments. In play betting options also make it possible to choose the player who is likely to record the most 180’s as the match progresses. In some cases, more than one player will record the same number of 180s, which means that dead heat rules apply. Under dead heat rules, the original stake placed will be divided between the number of players tied on the same score, and the bet will pay out on the divided stake bet on the original odds.