Betting on Snooker 101
Being here, you are probably aware that snooker is indeed a great game. It is fun to watch and it is fun to play. We all enjoy playing a round of snooker down the local pool & snooker hall. Some of you may be even lucky enough and live near a pub that has a snooker table. But you can earn a lot of money from snooker. And no, I don't mean winning a fiver in a friendly wager against your mate. We're talking big money here that may go well into 5 digits, an amount that can be won only by playing real money casino games. Different people have different preferences when it comes to casino games, but it is obvious that slots are the most popular ones. If you're also a fan of slots, have a butcher's -
You Can Bet on any Tournament
If you have placed bets on other sports before it will be very easy for you understand how to bet on snooker. Then again, even if you have never placed a bet in your entire life, yet you do fancy watching snooker and you understand how this game is played, you will have no problems grasping snooker betting. Snooker is one of the few sports where a World Championship is held every year, but you can bet on numerous other snooker events that take place throughout the year, like the UK Championship, or the Masters, or basically any other tournament.
Match and Handicap Betting
When it comes to betting markets and types of bets that you can place, there are a lot of options. Firstly, you can place a wager on an individual match, backing up the player you think has bigger chances of winning. Given that matches are consisted of an odd number of frames, there can't be a draw, so there are just too options. Normally, one of the players would be a favourite. In such cases the odds for him winning the match will be significantly lower. With handicap bets you can increase the odds by giving his opponent a virtual advantage. A handicap of +2.5 would mean that the favourite would have to win with a difference of at least 3 frames.
More Complicated Bets and Live Betting
If you feel luckier and you think that you may predict the outcome more precisely, you may choose to bet on the correct score. It is very simple bet, yet it is very difficult to correctly predict the score, therefore the odds are pretty high. Similarly, a total frames bet is a bet when you're trying to guess the number of frames that a match will feature, i.e. the range of frames, such as 11-13, or so. Furthermore, it is even possible to bet whilst a match is taking place. For example, you can bet on who is going to win the current frame, or even who will pot the next ball. Live bets are very fun, because you know almost instantly whether you have won or lost.
Tournament Betting and Specials
In tournament betting you're trying to predict whether a player is going to win the tournament or not. An each-way bet placed on a player means that the bet is going to be a win if the player reaches the final, even if he doesn't eventually win. A lot of other, so called special bets are also available. For example, you can bet on the nationality of the winner of a certain tournament. So, if you bet, say, English, and an English player does win the tournament, regardless of which player is in question, your bet will be a win.
There're a Lot of Options
As you can see there are a lot of bets that can be placed on snooker events. You can bet on who is going to win the first frame, you can bet that a player is going to win the first frame, have a highest break and win the match in the end and this is called a 'hat-trick' bet. You can also bet on a selection of frames, for example the first 4 or the first 6 frames. We suggest you start with simpler bets and then slowly move to more complicated and riskier bets. Bear in mind that you should only wager money that you can afford to lose.