Snooker Betting Guide

Snooker has been somewhat of a sleeping giant of the betting world for some time. The sport has definitely seen a decline in terms of viewing figures and even the exposure to the sport on TV over the years. The hay-days of the 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s are gone and snooker has had to rebuild its image.

The inclusion of Barry Hearn to the head of the World Snooker Corporation has seen new life injected into the sport. Hearn is a founding member of Match Room sports which works with some the UK’s biggest bookmakers including Sky Bet, Stan James, Tote Sport and Boyle Sport, and it’s these companies that are starting to plough money back into snooker to raise the interest in the sport. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the inclusion of sponsorship money from companies such as these will only benefit bettors looking to place a wager on snooker. As more people come through their doors in terms of bettors the more money the company will throw at the sport, and the better for all involved.

How To Bet On Snooker

As we have mentioned, snooker is more of a sport that is growing in the betting world, rather than an established sports flourishing. More and more bookmakers continue to open up a host of markets from a number of national and international snooker events. This gives you, the punter, a wide variety of bookmakers to go and place your bets with meaning you will get better value for money on odds and also free bets.

We have listed some of the more common snooker betting markets below along with a short description of how each market functions.

  • To Win Match – pretty straightforward, simply choose which player you think will win the match. There are no draws in snooker apart from the Premier League where unlike most tournaments; it’s a league format rather than a knockout tournament.
  • First Frame – Simply choose which player will win the first frame. In the event of a re-rack then it will be that who wins the re-rack. This market can also be adapted for each frame of the match and will turn in-play once the game has started.
  • 50 or More Break – Select which player will score a break of 50 or more in a specific frame. Similarly to the last market, this will turn live once the game starts and you can select each market.
  • Break of 100 or More – Again like the last market, although this time it’s whether either player will score a hundred break or more.
  • Frame Betting – You can select the correct score for each match in this market. So first you select which player you think will win and then select the score.
  • Winning Margin – This market allows you to select the winning margin of the game in frames. First, select which player you think will win then choose the margin of victory in number of frames.

Snooker Betting Rules

Listed below are some snooker betting rules that are the industry standard.

  • Should a player withdraw from a game after that game has started then the player progressing to the next round is deemed the winner?
  • If a player withdraws from the tournament prior to the tournament starting then bookmakers can enforce Rule 4 and adjust the odds as they see fit. Any bets affected will be adjusted at the bookmaker’s discretion.