How to bet on Snooker - betting guide & adviceA very gentlemanly sport is snooker, snappy dressing, silence in the crowds and two combatants quietly and politely going about their respective business. Snooker generally only comes into the spotlight when one of the major tournaments roll around such as The Masters, the UK Championship or the World Championship. But there is a lot of snooker which goes on during the regular season and it tends to fly under the radar a bit, but that doesn’t mean that there aren't some decent betting odds to be picked up.
How to bet on snookerYou are looking, as with most sports, at tournament outright betting, pre-match betting and then live in betting. Those are your options and while there are many tournaments running throughout the regular snooker season you will tend to find that you only get bigger market depth when one of the televised events come around. When it comes to tournament betting, you can make a straightforward selection on who you think will be the outright winner. Then you can just place a single wager on there, sit back and wait for the result of the tournament.
Snooker Betting - Odds, Preview and Predictions
From tournament betting you can then look at pre-match bets on individual contests. This is a good way to either lay your outright selection by opposing them if they run into a tough opponent in the field, or you can just try and boost your earnings on that particular player by backing their progress with match win singles. There are other forms of pre-match snooker bets for punters to enjoy, like the number of 50+ breaks in a match, the number of posted centuries and of course score betting, what will be the winning margin in a match, etc.
Live snooker bettingSnooker is great for live betting because it is such a calm sport, it rarely raises any kind of panic in a punter. Live snooker betting is great because you can tell easily who is in decent form at the table. It aids in having bets on the number of points scored in a particular frame and you can even pick out real alternative snooker live bets such as the first colour ball to be potted in a frame. Of course, it helps a lot when you can pick up a live stream of the action and bet live in-play directly alongside it.
Snooker betting adviceBut with snooker there really isn’t one dominating force like there is in many other sports. Snooker betting fields are generally pretty wide open when it comes to tournaments so that does add value to outright markets and it gives punters the chance to look at perhaps backing a few players in the outright market (ensuring that whoever wins there will be enough returns to cover all other losing stakes).
There are other ways to look for snooker value too, such as punters being able to find a lot of value in looking at quarter final betting for the major tournaments. This means that instead of backing a player outright, you can earn some money off them for winning three games less than they would need to if they were backed to lift the trophy. Of course this comes at a small sacrifice of odds but is a good way to find some steady progress. Pick a couple of quarter finalists in a snooker tournament and you should be looking at some nice little profit.