Adrian Lewis will begin his World Championship title defence against Gino Vos later this month.
'Jackpot' is the two-time defending champion at Alexandra Palace and will begin his campaign against young Dutchman Vos.
The exact tournament schedule is yet to be confirmed, but the event gets under way on December 14 and runs until January 1.
World No 1 and 15-time world champion Phil Taylor opens his campaign against Michael Mansell, while the in-form Michael van Gerwen will face Paul Lim if the veteran picks his way through the preliminary round.
Mervyn King and Dean Winstanley will do battle in one of the ties of the round, while Ronnie Baxter and Dennis Priestley were drawn together.
First round draw:
Phil Taylor v Michael Mansell
Wayne Jones v Jerry Hendriks
Paul Nicholson v Co Stompe
Robert Thornton v Magnus Caris
Andy Hamilton v James Richardson
Richie Burnett v James Hubbard
Terry Jenkins v Steve Brown
John Part v Joe Cullen
Simon Whitlock v Muramatsu/Harrington
Colin Osborne v Ilagan/Lewis
Dave Chisnall v Shane Tichowitsch
Andy Smith v Gurney/Marijanovic
Gary Anderson v Komula/Haavisto
Jamie Caven v Rodriguez/Bowles
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael Smith
Brendan Dolan v Mark Jones
Adrian Lewis v Gino Vos
Denis Ovens v Hopp/Pietersen
Kevin Painter v Welge/Chun Nam
Ronnie Baxter v Dennis Priestley
Michael van Gerwen v Lim/Latif Sapup
Peter Wright v Arron Monk
Mark Webster v Ian White
Colin Lloyd v Darin Young
Wes Newton v Jonny Haines
Kim Huybrechts v Scott Rand
Justin Pipe v Andy Jenkins
Mark Walsh v Darren Webster
James Wade v Peter Hudson
Steve Beaton v Kyle Anderson
Mervyn King v Dean Winstanley
Vincent van der Voort v Stuart Kellett
Andree Welge (Germany) v Leung Chun Nam (China)
Haruki Muramatsu (Japan) v Dave Harrington (New Zealand)
Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland) v Robert Marijanovic (Croatia)
Max Hopp (Germany) v Charl Pietersen (South Africa)
Lourence Ilagan (Philippines) v Jamie Lewis (Wales
Carlos Rodriguez (Spain) v John Bowles (England)
Paul Lim (Singapore) v Mohd Latif Sapup (Malaysia)
Jarkko Komula (Finland) v Jani Haavisto (Finland)
* Note, this is not the bracketed draw.