What Does Each Way Mean in Darts Betting?

To help veteran bookies and newbies alike, we’ve broken down what an each way bet is and how an each way darts bet works.

What Does Each Way Mean in Darts Betting?
Alex Matless

Written by: Alex Matless

(Senior Betting Writer)

Fact checked by: Wade McElwain

(Senior Sports Writer)

Last updated: 2024-03-14

What Does Each Way Mean in Darts Betting?

Betting on the darts is a great way to make the action more exhilarating, with every throw of a dart feeling more important when you have money riding on the outcome. Darts betting is becoming more and more popular with punters, but it can be quite daunting for newcomers to the sport and betting to start placing darts bets. To help veteran bookies and newbies alike, we’ve broken down what an each way bet is and how an each way darts bet works.

Each Way Betting in Darts

If you’ve bet on horse racing before, then chances are you’ve either heard of, or even placed, an each way bet before. The premise is the same with each way darts bets than it is with horse racing each way bets.

With an each way bet, you are essentially placing two bets in one. The first bet is for the player to win the tournament, and the 2nd bet is for the player to place in a tournament (different bookies will offer different place amounts, so check this before placing an each way bet).

For example, if you placed a £5 each way bet on Gerwyn Price for the PDC World Championship at odds of 10/1, your bet would be broken into:

£5 on Gerwyn Price to win the PDC World Championship – 9/1

£5 on Gerwyn Price to come 1st or 2nd in the tournament – 1/2 of 10/1

In this example, if Gerwyn Price wins the tournament outright, both parts of the each way bet would win and you’d be paid out accordingly for both. For part one of the bet, you’d be paid out £50, and for part two of the bet, you’d be paid £27.50 – a total winnings of £77.50.

Continuing with the above example, if Gerwyn Price had got to the final and had lost instead, part one of the bet would have lost and not paid out, but part two of the bet would have still won and paid out £27.50 for him placing 2nd.

As you can see from the example, if the odds are high enough, an each way bet can still lead to profit if the player you backs places in the tournament.

How to Place an Each Way Darts Bet

To place an each way bet on the darts, first you’ll need to sign up for an account at a sportsbook site that offers dart betting. Check out our list of recommended darts betting sites and sign up for an account before you place your each way darts bet.

Once you’ve signed up for an account, placing an each way darts bet is simple:

Find a darts market
Navigate to the darts betting page and find the outright markets page
Pick a darts tournament
Choose a tournament to bet on
Choose a player
Select the player you want to bet on to add it to the betting slip
Place your bet
Choose your stake and select each way
Click confirm
Confirm your bet

For more expert darts betting tips, check out resources on SportsBoom.com

When your each way darts bet is placed, you’ll have to cheer your player all the way to the final to receive any potential winnings.

How to Calculate Each Way Winnings

Calculating your winnings is super easy once you know how an each way bet works and what the each way place fraction is. Taking the above example of Gerwyn Price where the each way place fraction is 1/2, we can break down how the winnings are calculated as follows:

If Gerwyn Price wins the PDC World Championship

£5 x odds of 9/1 for Gerwyn Price to win tournament = £50 return

£5 x odds of ½ of 9/1 (4.5/1) for Gerwyn Price to place 1st or 2nd in tournament = £27.50 return

Total stake: £10

Total winnings: £77.50

Total profit: £67.50   

If Gerwyn Price comes 2nd in the PDC World Championship

£5 stake is lost on first part of bet as Gerwyn Price hasn’t won the tournament outright

£5 x odds of ½ of 9/1 (4.5/1) for Gerwyn Price to place 1st or 2nd in tournament = £27.50 return

Total stake: £10

Total winnings: £27.50

Total profit: £17.50   

Don’t forget, your potential winnings will be different if you place an each way darts bet using a free bet as you won’t receive your free bet back as part of the winnings. If you stake your own money, you’ll receive the stake amount back as part of the winnings.

FAQs

What is an Each Way bet?

An each way bet is essentially two single bets combined into one. The first part of the bet is betting on the player, team or horse to win the tournament, match or race outright. The second part of the bet is betting on that same player, team or horse to come in a certain position in that event (usually between 1st and 5th).

The best you can hope for is that whoever you back in your each way bet wins the event, meaning both parts of your bet win and your winnings will be the maximum they can be. If they only place, your each way bet will be paid out for placing only, which will be a fraction of the odds you backed them at (usually between ½ to 1/5 of the outright odds).

You can find great value each way bets by tracking odds markets and betting on someone who has an outside chance of coming 1st or 2nd in an event.

Can I place an Each Way bet on the darts?

Of course. If a sportsbook site offers betting on the darts, then there’s a good chance they’ll also offer each way darts bets on tournament outright markets.

The best place to look for each way darts bets is on a darts tournament outright winner market.

What are the best darts events to bet on?

Darts is one of those unique betting sports in that it is always in season, and each month is likely to have a major or minor tournament you can bet on.

Some of the best darts tournaments to bet on are the Premier League Darts, PDC World Championship, PDC World Matchplay, Grand Slam of Darts and the World Grand Prix of Darts. 

Alex Matless

Alex Matless

Alex is a copywriter and creative writer with nearly 6 years of experience writing in the online gambling industry. He has worked for sportsbook giants bet365, as well as online casino brands under the Mansion umbrella, helping to launch the SlotsHeaven and MansionBet brands. After studying for a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism at Staffordshire University, he moved to Gibraltar to work in the sunny capital of online gambling. His passion for creative storytelling, no matter the topic, makes his articles exceptionally readable and wonderfully engaging.

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