Snooker doesn’t really fit into the mould of what we consider to be a sport. After all, it is more likely to be played in a stately room filled with stuffy-looking men smoking cigars and drinking whiskey. Or at least that’s how we tend to envision snooker – a relic from days gone by. Snooker has never been considered sporty enough to be an Olympic sport, and those who play snooker don’t usually resemble anything close to an athlete.
But if you’re a snooker fan, you’ll know that skilled players deserve just as much recognition as any other sportsman or sportswoman. And you’ll also know that a snooker tournament is a major event, rippling with excitement, tension, and all the drama that goes along with every other sport in the world. And betting on a snooker tournament makes all the excitement, tension and drama even more intense. The next time you log on to make a football bet, or an ice hockey bet, or to buy your scratch tickets from your scratch tickets Canada casino, we suggest that you take a moment to check out all the snooker betting opportunities available to you. We think that once you see the potential winnings associated with snooker betting, you’ll be eager to give it a go.
There are several high-profile snooker tournaments throughout the year. The biggest of these is the World Championship. This tournament has been held every year since 1927 (apart from a few years in the 50s when there was a sudden loss of interest). We’ve seen big names win time and again at the World Championship – think Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, and Mark Selby, and we’ve also seen big upsets when a qualifier has worked their way through the tournament by beating big names along the way.
That’s the beauty of the sport, no matter how sure the pundits may be about who’s going to win, an underdog could still turn all the predictions upside down. Other notable tournaments include the English Open, the Masters, the Australian Masters, the Canadian Masters, and the German Masters, to name but a few.
When betting on a snooker tournament, you have a several betting options. The most common, of course, is to bet on who will be the outright winner. You can either place your bet before the tournament starts, or you can wait until the first few matches have been played and then maker your wager. You can also place bets on who will reach the final, or who will get the highest break. Many punters will bet on more than one player. If you’re going to do this, we suggest waiting until you’ve seen the final draw and then pick a player from each half to lessen the odds of both of your players getting knocked out before they reach the final.
You’ll need to do some research of you want a chance of making a winning bet. Just like with any sport, you need to know how all the players are ranked and how they’ve been performing in the run up to the tournament. Some players play better during long form games, while others thrive in the short form format, which means that a player who did extremely well in a smaller, short form tournament might not do so well in the World Championship. The venue can also make or break a player, with some not bale to handle the pressure as well as others. And with snooker, there is always the chance that a great player might have an off-day, so sometimes betting on the underdog can be a lucrative gamble.