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Snooker, it is safe to say, is not one of the world’s most popular sports, but it is one that has quite the following in the United Kingdom, with many punters partial to making some snooker betting predictions when big events are on. As a result, sports betting websites, such as Betiton, that accepts British players will offer competitive odds and markets for these big events. In the following guide, you can find out all you need to know about snooker and betting on it.

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How Does Snooker Work?

Before you go ahead and start making use of any snooker betting offers and markets that you come across, you obviously need to know some of the main snooker betting rules. Therefore, to kickstart this guide of ours, we are going to explain just how this entertaining game is played.

Snooker is played between two players on a 12 foot by 6 foot table. In order to play, each player must hit the white cue ball with a snooker cue and pot different coloured balls into any of the six pockets – there is a pocket on each corner of the table and two in the middle. The balls all have a set numerical value, which we will take a look at in a bit.

At the start of a snooker frame, there will be 15 reds on the table and 7 coloured balls. The players will take it in turns to attempt to pot these balls in a red-colour-red-colour sequence. A player stays at the table so long as they potted a ball with their previous shot. If a red is potted, the player attempts to pot a colour, which is then put back on its spot. Once the reds, which are not respotted, have been potted, the colours have to be potted in a yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black sequence.

The player that scores the most points in a frame, will win it. A snooker match is the best of predetermined number of frames – the deeper you go into a competition, the more frames will be needed to win a match. The highest score that a player can make in one visit to the table is 147, which is as special as a hole-in-one in golf or nine-dart-finish in darts.

Snooker Ball Numbers

So, what value does each ball hold? Well, check out the following table and all will be revealed:

Colour Value
Red 1
Yellow 2
Green 3
Brown 4
Blue 5
Pink 6
Black 7

What Are Breaks in Snooker?

A break is basically the shots that a player makes while at the table. As we explained above, every time they pot a red, they are allowed to try and pot one of the coloured balls. If they manage to pot that, then they get a shot at another red, and it goes on like this until they miss a shot. The points that they manage to collect while at the table is known as a break. Obviously, the higher the break, the better.

What Are Snookers?

When a player gets a lead of more points than what are left on the table, then their opponent will need snookers. In order to lay a snooker, the player will try to get the white ball behind another ball so that their opponent’s path to hitting the next legal ball is blocked. The player who is in a snooker will need to then make use of cushions of the table in order to hit the required ball with the cue ball. If they fail to hit a legal ball, then their opponent will be awarded penalty points. Four points will be awarded if they fail to hit the object ball, but if blue, pink, or black is hit out of turn, then their opponent will receive, 5, 6, or 7 points.

How Do You Bet on Snooker Games?

If you would like to start making use of the latest snooker betting odds, then there are some steps that you have to follow to place a bet. We have provided you with them below in the form of a step-by-step guide.

  1. Open a Betiton account if you do not already have one. Click on “Join” that can be found at the top left of the homepage, and provide us with the requested personal details.
  2. Once you have done that, click on “Open Account”, and your new account will be ready
  3. When you have your new account, the next thing required of you is to deposit money into it so that you can start making use of snooker betting prices. Head to our cashier page, select among our deposit methods, and follow the instructions. Any money that you deposit will appear right away in your account
  4. You can then claim the Welcome Offer that we have available. Bet £15 with min odds of 1/1, and you will get a free bet worth £10
  5. Now that your account has money in it and you have a free bet at your disposal, the next thing you have to do is find a snooker event to bet on. Click on the snooker option from our sports list, and look through the snooker betting options until you find something you like the look of
  6. click it, and it will be added automatically to the betting slip. Decide on the amount that you would like to stake on this market, and add your chosen stake value to the stake box. When you are content with the choices that you have made, click Submit, and you will have just placed your first snooker bet at Betiton

Biggest Snooker Tournaments

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There are plenty of big snooker tournaments that happen across a calendar year, so you are quite spoiled for choice when it comes to snooker betting. In this section of our guide, we are going to take a closer look at some of the biggest and best snooker events that are worth betting on.

The English Open

The English Open is a ranking event that was established back in 2016, and it forms part of the Home Nations Series that consists of the Scottish Open, Welsh Open, and the Northern Ireland Open. The venue for this event has changed down the years, but it is currently played at the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood in either October, November, or December. The 2023 version will be played between the 2nd and 8th of October. The first edition was won by Liang Wenbo of China, while Mark Selby is the reigning champion, having lifted the title in 2022.

The World Championship

The World Snooker Championship is the most prestigious event in the snooker world, and it is also the most lucrative as the winner walks away with £500,000. It has been played at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield since 1977, and is the event that all professional snooker players want to qualify for. There is also plenty of Snooker World Championship betting done when it is on.
It is the last event in the snooker calendar, so it takes place from the middle of April until the beginning of May. Joe Davis is the most successful player in this event, having won the trophy no fewer than 15 times. The 2023 champion was Luca Brecel, who beat Selby 18-15 in the final to become the first player from continental Europe to win the title.

The Masters

The Masters is an invitational event that has been held each year since 1975, making it one of the oldest snooker tournaments. This competition, which has been played at the Alexandra Palace in London since 2012, is not actually a ranking event, but it is still an event that every professional player dreams of winning. Ronnie O’ Sullivan is the most successful player in this competition with seven wins under his belt, while Judd Trump is the reigning champion. The tournament is played in January, and due to how prestigious it is you will not struggle to find Masters snooker betting odds.

UK Championship

The UK Championship is another ranking event and forms part of snooker’s Triple Crown alongside the aforementioned Masters and World Championship. It usually takes place at the Barbican Centre in York in November or December – the 2023 version will be played between the 25th of November and the 3rd of December. O’Sullivan is no stranger to winning this competition, which was established in 1977, as he has claimed the title seven times, while the reigning champion is Mark Allen. If you are thinking about doing some UK Championship snooker betting when it rolls around, you could do worse than putting your money on Allen to retain his crown.

World Grand Prix

The World Grand Prix is a ranking event that only the best 32 players on snooker’s one-year ranking list can play in. The first edition of this competition took place back in 2015 in Wales, but the most recent editions have been played at the Morningside Arena in Leicester. Trump is the most successful World Grand Prix winner with three titles to his name, while Allen won it in 2023. The 2024 event will be played between the 15th and 21st of January, so take a note of these dates if you want to do some World Grand Prix snooker betting.

The China Open

The China Open is a ranking tournament that was established in 1997. Since 2019, this competition has been held at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Beijing at the beginning of April, and it is often the last ranking tournament before the prestigious World Championship. Mark Williams and Selby have won this competition on three occasions, while the current holder of the title is Australia’s Neil Robertson.

Snooker Betting Markets

One of the main reasons why snooker is such a top sport to bet on, whether you are Masters snooker betting, World snooker betting, or betting on any other event, is due to the fact that you will always have plenty of markets that you can choose from. Let us now take the time to look at some of the more popular markets.

  • Match Winner – This is the most common wager in sports, and you are betting on the player that you think will win the match. Keep in mind that there are no draws in snooker
  • Outright Winner – If you do not feel like doing a spot of snooker match betting, then maybe snooker outright betting is more your kind of thing. Here, you are betting on the player that you think will go on to lift the trophy – the odds are usually better for this type of market
  • Frame Winner – Snooker games are made up of frames, and with this market you are simply predicting the player that will win a frame. They do not have to win the match, so long as they win the frame that you bet on them to win. When you are snooker live betting, it is known as next frame winner
  • Correct Score – With such a bet, you are trying to predict the exact score of a match. This is obviously not an easy bet to get right, so you will always find some top snooker betting odds attached to it
  • Total Frames – This is an over/under market where you are betting on the total number of frames that will be played in a game of snooker. Your bookmaker will give you a number, all you need to do is put your money on whether you think that the total number of frames will be higher or lower than the given number
  • Race to X Frames – This is a bet where you have to try and predict which player will reach a certain number of frames first. For example, your bookmaker might allow you to bet on the player that will make it to seven frames won first
  • Frame Handicap – A handicap bet comes in handy when one player is considered to be a huge favourite over their opponent. To level the playing field a bit, sports betting sites will offer a frame handicap. For instance, if one player is given a -1.5 frame handicap and you bet on them, then he would need to win the match by at least two frames for your bet to be a winner

What is the Difference Between Snooker and Pool?

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Some novices might use snooker and pool interchangeably, but these are two completely different games. When you know the basics, they are hard to confuse, so we are now going to take a quick look at some of the major differences:

  • Pool is often played with 7 yellow balls, 7 reds and a black ball, while snooker is played with 15 reds and 6 coloured balls
  • A snooker table measures in at 12 foot by 6 foot, while a pool table is 8 foot by 4 foot
  • Snooker balls have a 2 1/16-inch diameter, while pool balls have a 2 1/4-inch diameter
  • In snooker a player has to pot a read and a colour to build their points, while in pool a player has to pot seven of the same colour and then the black ball in order to win the game
  • The pockets one a snooker table are usually slightly smaller than the pockets that you will find on a pool table

Snooker Betting Tips

If your main snooker betting strategy is to put a bet down and hope that Lady Luck is smiling upon you, then do not be too surprised if you end up losing more bets than you go on to win. Before you go ahead and start making use of any UK snooker betting odds, do yourself a favour and have a read of these snooker betting tips.

  • Check when a player last played: Snooker might not be the most physically demanding sport out there, but it is mentally draining, so it is not rare to see a player skip an event in order to take a break and recharge their batteries. Keep an eye out for such players since a mentally fresh player will have a good chance of being at the top of their game.
  • Check a player’s form: Before picking a player to win a match or event, do yourself a favour and check out the kind of form that they have been in. If they have been eliminated early in the last few events that they have played in, then it is a sign that their form has deserted them, and we would recommend not betting on them.
  • Have a look at the head-to-head: In team sports such as football, one team can seem to have the wood over another team, and the same can happen in individual sports such as snooker. So, if you are considering betting on a game, check out the head-to-head record to see if your chosen player usually struggles against their opponent.

Snooker Betting Promotions

Due to the extremely competitive nature of the sports betting world, sportsbooks have to offer enticing bonuses as a means to attract new customers and get existing ones to hand around. In this part of our snooker betting guide, we are going to look at the various types of bonuses and promotions that are on offer to those who open an account with Betiton:

We will begin by having a look at the welcome offer that we offer new customers. If you decide to sign up with us, then you can claim a free bet of £10 once you have made a qualifying bet of £15 or more on any sporting event. Your qualifying bet odds need to be a minimum of 2.00, while deposits made using Neteller, Skrill, Paypal, or Paysafecard are not accepted for the bonus offer. Make sure to read all of the T&Cs that apply before you go ahead and claim this bonus.

What about promotions for existing players? Well, we offer a Boostiton promo which is aimed at those who like to place accumulators. With this promotion, we will boost accy winnings by a particular percentage. For example, if you win with a 4-fold accumulator, then you will get a 4% boost. Or, if you place a 15-fold accy and manage to predict all 15 outcomes, we will boost your winnings by 77%.

We also have a cashout feature that you can make use of should you register with us. This is a great feature as it provides you with full control over you bet. How is this? Well, it is because it lets you cash out a bet whenever you feel like. So, if you believe that a currently winning wager will go on be a losing one, you can cash it out, so you at least win some cash. However, we would like to point out that a cash out will not be offered for every bet that you make.

Why Bet at Betiton?

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Whether you want to place wagers on snooker or do a spot of football betting, horse racing betting, rugby betting, or tennis betting, then Betiton is the best place to be since we offer our customers a great variety of sports betting markets and strong odds for a wide range of top sports.
Additionally, we know that many of our customers enjoy betting on the go, which is why we have ensured that the Betiton desktop site is compatible with a wide variety of mobile devices. If you own an iOS, Windows, or Android device, you will have the option of accessing our site from wherever you happen to be. When it comes to snooker betting in play, we do not have an app, but we do not need to offer one as our desktop site works flawlessly on mobile devices.

Furthermore, is there are no snooker events that you feel like betting on, but you still want to test your luck out, then you can consider popping over to our online casino, where you will find plenty of online slots and casino games like online roulette, jackpot slots, and online blackjack. For those who like to play live casino, there are plenty games such as live blackjack, live roulette and live baccarat.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Snooker Betting

How Do You Bet on Snooker Games?

Betting on snooker games at Betiton is easy – just click on snooker in our list of sports, have a look at the different markets and odds that we are offering, and click on the one that appeals to you. It will be added to a betting slip, and then you need to add your desired stake to the slip. Once you are happy with your choices, click on submit. It’s that simple.

What is a +1.5 Handicap in Snooker?

A +1.5 handicap in snooker means that the player starts that match 1.5 frames ahead. So, if you bet on them to win and they lose by just one frame, you will still make a profit thanks to the handicap that was in play.

What Does Under 5.5 Mean in Snooker?

This will refer to the total frames in a match bet, and under 5.5 means that you are betting that there will be five or fewer frames in the match.

Do You Have to Win by Two Frames in Snooker?

No, a player just has to be the first one to hit a pre-determined number of frames. For example, the World Championship final is the best of 35 frames, so the first player to win 18 frames gets crowned World Champion.

How Many Frames Do You Need to Win in Snooker?

Well, this depends on the tournament that is being played as well as the stage of the tournament. The early rounds of an event will have fewer frames required to win, and this number will increase the deeper we go into a tournament. The final of any event will usually always have the most number of frames.