Darts returns through GeoComply’s Remote Darts League

The Remote Darts League returned this month, in its second edition, with even more players and an even more ambitious attempt at staging the tournament given the various global lockdowns in place at the moment.

This edition of the tournament, sponsored by GeoComply, sees the organisers Farawaysports expand the participation field, with 16 players taking part - four of the finalists from the 1st edition of the Remote Darts League , along with the top four ladies darts players in the world, and eight men’s darts players. These players are from all over the world, with 10 countries and three continents - Australia, Europe and North America being represented. GeoComply are also a great addition to the Remote Darts League group, coming in as title sponsors, as they have been one of the most reliable partners of North American gaming websites since their launch in 2011.

The RDL2, as it is being called by the organisers, will be conducted over 21 days in a fast league format. There will be six matches taking place every day, with the 16 players all playing each other once. Each match will have a maximum of 10 legs, with the first player to reach six legs winning the match and thus winning two league points. If a match is tied at 5-5, both players will receive one point each. In this manner, after 20 match nights, the four players with the highest league points will advance to the final night, where they will compete in the semi-finals and then the grand final, for the GeoComply Remote Darts League championship.

Of course, the best and most innovative part of this tournament is the fact that it is all being conducted with the players safe inside their own homes. All of the required technology, infrastructure and streaming needs were set up by Faraway-sports within two weeks, with the result that the first edition of the tournament was carried by hundreds of sports betting websites, and all of them were offering in-play odds for the entire series of matches. It is the same situation for RDL2 as well, with the tournament once again expected to generate a lot of buzz and betting on sports betting sites as well as those which have sportsbooks combined with real money online casino games.

Another astounding fact about the tournament is that the organizers are offering and calculating real-time, in-play odds on their own using their own probability models. The quant team at Farawaysports was able to come up with a statistical model which covered all the probabilities and values needed to provide in-play betting odds for all the matches, across a variety of markets. Additionally, they pulled off another coup by getting Richard Ashdown in as the commentator and referee. Ashdown is a veteran of a number of World Darts Championships, and so his presence immediately lends a sense of gravitas and authenticity to the proceedings.

The RDL has been an example of how live sports can still be produced and brought to fans, despite the majority of the world being in some form of lockdown or another. While this cannot apply to all sports, obviously, darts is uniquely positioned to be able to continue doing so, as the players do not need to be in the same space, as long as they have the same equipment and the same rules and regulations being applied. This is the biggest reason for the RDL’s popularity since its launch, and with RDL2, it looks set to continue, both for darts fans as well as sports betting aficionados as well.

Darts returns through GeoComply’s Remote Darts League
James Richardson won the first edition of the Remote Darts League. Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

0 Comments

Most read

Ashton claims massive scalp with opening round win over Smith in early results on Day One of PDC Autumn Series

Already there has been a big result in the PDC Autumn Series with Lisa Ashton sending Michael Smith home early on Day One wit...

PDC Autumn Series Order of Merit after Day Five

The PDC Autumn Series will be played from September 12-16. The results will count towards the PDC Autumn Series Order of Meri...

Timeline: How the BDO slowly bled to death after 47 years

What had been in the air for quite some time after a financial problems, messing around with tournament draws and a bad comme...

Van Gerwen dumped out in second round of PDC Autumn Series Day Two by Heta

Michael van Gerwen is out in the second round of the PDC Autumn Series after Damon Heta claimed a big scalp on Day Two.Van Ge...

How to watch the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals live

The live darting action continues this weekend with the World Series of Darts Finals taking place at the Salzburgarena in Aus...

Results Day One - PDC Autumn Series: Wright sees off Razma in rout to win title (Live Blog)

The 14th Players Championship event of the season will be played during the first day of the PDC Autumn Series. All results c...

Draw released for World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier: Clayton set to face Ashton, Beaton against Van Duijvenbode

The draw has been released for the World Series of Darts Finals Qualifier which begins six days of action in Niedernhausen wi...

Van Gerwen makes a return to old darts for PDC Autumn Series

Michael van Gerwen has decided to go back to his old darts, which he used before switching to darts manufacturer Winmau.The w...

Petersen dumps out Van Gerwen with brilliant whitewash win in PDC Autumn Series Day Four

Devon Petersen is the first player through to the Last 16 at PDC Autumn Series Day Four at the expense of yesterday's champio...

Challenge Tour leader Mitchell takes aim at PDC World Championship debut: "I want to be one of those guys who has played at both"

Scott Mitchell will head into a busy period when darts restarts again with the PDC Autumn Series followed by the conclusion o...

Read more

Just in

Lewis decides to "step away" from darts temporarily after PDC Autumn Series withdrawals

Jamie Lewis has decided to step away from darts temporarily after he withdrew from the last few days of the PDC Autumn Series...

UKDA CEO Colin Savage on new era of county darts: "As each team moved and more and more declared for UKDA, there was always going to be a tipping point"

The United Kingdom Darts Association took over the running of the county system after all former BDO counties were announced...

Price not scared for Van Gerwen aymore: 'His best against me at my best, I think I turn him over'

Gerwyn Price heads into the World Series of Darts Finals full of confidence after a brilliant five days at the PDC Autumn Ser...

Top ten highest averages during PDC Autumn Series: Clayton and Cullen lead the way

During the PDC Autumn Series, three averages of 110+ were thrown showing the insane standard as of late. The highest went to...

Fantasy World Series of Darts Finals: At least 277 GBP in prizes

The calendar for Autumn in the PDC is jam-packed with big TV tournaments. This includes the Grand Slam of Darts, the Premier...

Read more