Snooker is one of the quintessentially English sports, and snooker betting is a way for a punter
to take the love of the game to another level. Snooker is growing in popularity as more and more people
learn to play. The exposure that the World Snooker Championships have been getting during the televised
matches hasn't hurt either.
While playing snooker well can be a right challenge, betting snooker doesn't require nearly the
same level of skill, thankfully. In fact, betting on snooker has become so popular precisely because it
isn't as complex as some of the other sports betting possibilities. Scoring for snooker is limited, as
are the number of players. Therefore, some of the variations that can befuddle a punter in large team sports
are absent in snooker betting.
The most popular wager to lay on snooker is simply match betting. In match betting, you simply
choose who will be the winner or loser of a given match. You take the given sportsbook odds and place your
bet. Obviously, picking the favourite gives you a better chance of winning the wager, but backing the
underdog offers more opportunity for profit.
The second most popular wager in snooker is event winner betting. For this, you can't be impulsive,
as event winner bets must be placed long before the event takes place. The odds offered reflect
the challenge, especially in this era where there isn't a clear dominator of the sport. There is quite a bit of
profit potential here if you pick correctly.
Snooker betting volumes naturally pick up around the World Championship matches. However, there are a
number of lesser tournaments that happen throughout the year, allowing you to have an excellent choice of
betting opportunities. The matches that offer world rank points attract a better crowd that those that
Betting snooker is on the rise, and the number of online bookmakers that support snooker betting
is also increasing. This increase has been helped in no small part by 888.com's sponsorship of the World
Championships. This partnership will continue until 2010, so look for a lot of matching offers and competition
for snooker fan bets from the other online agencies.
The online presence also means that there are lay and spread betting opportunities available. You can take
long odds on a maximum break, or simply try and predict the total number of fouls. Whatever your fancy, you
will find that snooker betting can be profitable as well as enjoyable.
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