Snooker has entered something of a new era over the past couple of years with Barry Hearn taking over the sport and doing his best to reignite the game. The calendar is now jam packed with new events around the world allowing the players to move up and down the rankings with much more ease than in the past. New tournaments of course mean more opportunities for punters and there are now some fabulous snooker markets available through the live odds comparison service. All the major online bookmakers in the UK and Ireland feature the big snooker tournaments and there is some terrific value to be found in the modern game with so many different players at the top level. Snooker lends itself to online betting more than most sports with the live odds proving crucial during a match, each frame is considered a big betting event regardless of the overall outcome of the match. Punters can have a bet on the next frame winner, the correct score outcome of the match and even the handicap betting for a specific match. This is before punters even have a look at the overall tournament betting which highlights the array of markets available for the majority of modern day snooker matches.
There is a new breed of player lighting up the snooker scene at the moment both on the baize and in the betting markets for the major tournaments. They are led by young Judd Trump whose explosive style of play has taken the game by storm over the past couple of years and he is sure to be a favourite in the live odds service for many years to come. The old guard including the likes of John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan are always going to be popular as well, sentimental punters love to follow their favourite players when it comes to the big tournaments and they always add another fascinating angle to the lives odds tables. The players in form are always the ones to follow in the betting at a snooker tournament but with any player capable of beating another on their day there are always some upsets to the delight of the bookmakers.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the World Championship is the most popular snooker betting event of the year with punters as the best players in the world fight it out for the most important trophy in the game. This is down in no small part to the coverage given to the event by the BBC each spring which makes it one of the key betting events for online bookmakers. There are all manner of markets available when it comes to the World Snooker Championships and it really can prove to be a lucrative fortnight for the clever punter and the online bookmakers. The longer format of the World championship is ideal for betting with the matches often ebbing and flowing over a number of sessions and even days. The live odds will constantly be updated as each ball is potted at the Crucible which will allow punters to be safe in the knowledge that they are getting all the best value without having to search a number of different bookmakers.