Teen darts sensation Luke Littler in World Darts Championship final

Can Luke Littler clinch PDC World title?

16-year-old superstar Luke Littler has reached the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship final

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  • 16-year-old darting sensation Luke Littler has reached the World Championship final.
  • Debutant has taken sporting world by storm at the Alexandra Palace, London.
  • Littler has reached the final and is one game away from clinching the £500,000 prize.
  • The teenager takes on world number one Luke Humphries in highly anticipated final.

In the modern age of any sport, obscure phenomenon of any kind are extremely rare, as the professional aspect of the game transcends across domestic and international betting sites.  

However, the emergence of teenage sensation Luke Littler at the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship has caught many punters and experts on the hop. 

The global popularity of darts has continued to grow over the past decade and few sports are as popular to wager on as the arrows with many punters and betting apps
Such is the money currently within the game of darts and with global audiences on the rise, those who throw for a living are becoming sporting household names. 
With the likes of Michael van Gerwyn, Michael Smith and Peter Wright all having crashed out of the 2024 PDC World Championship, the door has been left open for a new champion to step onto the throne. 
However, very few pundits or experts foresaw the trajectory 16-year-old Luke Littler has been on at the 2024 World Championship. 
The youngster from Warrington has been too good for everyone in the tournament so far and he sits one game away from winning the biggest event in darts. 
‘School in the morning’ 

When playing his opening match against Christian Kist, Littler was heckled by the famously unforgiving ‘Ally Pally’ crowd with chants of ‘you’ve got school in the morning’. 
However, the teen sensation was instantly at home on the most famous stage in darts, defeating Kist 3-0 in his opening game and his story at the tournament ever since, has seriously taken off. 
Wins over Andrew Gilding, and Matt Campbell saw Littler assert himself to the darting fraternity and his progress was instantly being tracked by darts betting apps. 
Big names fall 

The Luke Littler story was really starting to take hold at the turn of 2024, with many football stars taking to social media to wish the 16-year-old well but many darts online betting sites felt his dream run would come to an end abruptly in the New Year. 
However, Dutch 5-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld was crushed by Littler in devastating fashion, who backed up that triumph with a bruising win over Brendan Dolan. 
2018 world champion Rob Cross awaited in the semi-final but once again, Littler had too much – winning the match by 6 sets to 2 and reaching the PDC World Championship Final in doing so. 
Cool hand to be too hot? 

In any other PDC World Championship year, the steady rise of now world number one Luke Humphries would be the overriding narrative. 
Whilst the emergence of Littler has stolen plenty of column inches from Humphries, there is no doubting that he has been the most consistent darts player in the world over the past few months. 
‘Cool Hand’ has seen off some stiff competition to reach his maiden PDC World Darts Championship final and he will be the party pooper with many punters and betting sites here, against the fairytale story of Littler. 
With the sporting world watching, it promises to be a battle for the ages and regardless of how it pans out, Luke Littler looks to have a very bright future in the game of darts.

Punters at online betting sites are always on the lookout for future stars of any sport and at the age of 16, Luke Littler looks set to shape the world of darts for years to come. 

The teenager from Warrington takes on world number one Luke Humphries in the PDC World Darts Championship final, with both players chasing their first ever world title at the Alexandra Palace.