Betting on snooker has become increasingly popular in recent years. The wide range of bets that can be placed, coupled with the number of talented players, has made snooker a favourite with professional bettors as well as fans who fancy a flutter. Snooker betting took on a whole new lease of life in the 21st century, as the proliferation of online bookmakers resulted in more competitive odds and faster, easier betting.
Types of snooker bets
If you’re new to snooker betting, you may want to brush up on the different types of bets that can be placed:
- As with any sport, the most common snooker betting type is on which player will win a match.
- Which player will win the most frames, and which frames they will win, is another popular snooker bet.
- You can predict who will make the highest break – i.e. the highest-scoring streak of potting consecutive balls.
- Breaks of 50+, a century (100+), the number of centuries in a game, or the elusive ‘perfect score’ of a 147 break can be bet on with usually very favourable odds.
- Tournaments such as the Masters or World Snooker Championship give you the chance to bet on finalists or winners.
How to bet on snooker
Online snooker betting means punters have never had it so easy. From the comfort of your own home, simply sign in on your bookmaker’s website, choose an outcome with odds you fancy, and place a bet of whatever size you want. Some bookies will let you place Each Way bets too.
Despite incredible odds of as much as 1000/1 available for some outcomes, snooker betting fans will tell you these are highly unlikely to pay out. To find what are known as ‘good’ odds, you will need to swot up on your snooker knowledge, get acquainted with the recent form of top players, and choose who you think will realistically win a match or frame. The players at the top of their game will have shorter odds of 10/1 or less, and these will get shorter the closer you get to the end of a match or championship, but of course it’s more likely your flutter will pay off. Remember to check out the Snooker Hall news section for recent match outcomes and snooker betting tips to help you decide who to back at the next championship.