The recently formed Remote Darts League (RDL) has announced its tournaments will commence on Saturday 18, April, including the likes of Jim Williams and other professional World Darts Federation (WDF) players.
Similarly to the PDC Home Tour, 10 players will compete at home using remote technology with the top four players after 10 days competing in a knockout contest. Whilst the tournament provides some much needed entertainment, the league also boasts a £25,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Bookmakers and operators will also be able to provide markets throughout the competition, which after a couple days break, will create a new tournament from scratch. Thus providing punters with regular live-sport betting content.
“It’s great to be able to offer some high-quality live sports content in these difficult times”, notes Kevin Dale, Producer from host organisation Farawaysports.
“Bookmakers are keen to get their hands on some real content, whilst darts fans will be pleased to see many familiar faces at the oche – all hosted by our experienced Master of Ceremonies, Richard Ashdown.
“The world has shifted these last few weeks. People are becoming more comfortable with remote modes of working and enjoying leisure activities”. ”
Along with the RDL, Farawaysports is a recently created independent content brand set up by sports betting platform supplier FSB to promote remote sporting events, which can be hosted, played and syndicated remotely.
The sports betting industry has had to rapidly adapt to having no guaranteed live sport since the COVID-19 outbreak began postponing various sporting events. This has resulted in a multitude of sportsbooks investing in virtual betting, esports and now remote live sporting fixtures such as the RDL.
Dave McDowell, CEO of FSB stated: “It’s been a whirlwind – but we’re ready now to distribute the suite of Farawaysports’ in-play data, odds and streaming content. Game on!”
The RDL’s 10 day event begins on Saturday, 18 at 21:30pm GMT with the tournament refreshing every few days after the competition’s conclusion.