Snooker is a globally known game, played in some form or another in every country on the planet. Of course, most play it at the local pub over a few beers and laughs, which is great entertainment.
But, the game played professionally is a whole new kettle of fish. It is a game that has a had a professional league for a great deal of time, and professional snooker players are certainly incredibly skilled individuals, way beyond the local snooker hall champion.
Betting on snooker is also an age old tradition, with bets being placed on which player will be victorious for as long as the game has been around. Only, in modern times placing bets is a lot more convenient, with professional snooker betting options available at the majority of good online bookmakers.
Let’s have a closer look at the betting options available on professional snooker games.
Outright betting is the path most bet makers take, simply because it is the easiest, and generally pays the most. This style of betting means placing a bet on a player to win an entire tournament.
If such a bet is placed before the tournament has started, the odds are generally the most favourable. One the tournament is underway and it has started to become clear who the favoured players are, the odds are likely to be adjusted by the bookmaker.
Of course, betting outright on a player to win the tournament is also a bit risky, since snooker can be a very unpredictable game.
Betting on a frame, as opposed to a winning player for the whole tournament, is much more focused, and results much more short term.
As to how many frames are played varies per tournament, but betting on any of the frames is possible.
A bookmaker may place a handicap on a match up, if it is perceived that one of the players is much more likely to win than the other. The handicap numbers will clearly appear in the betting option, and reflect the numbers that will be added to the overall score.
Think very carefully about betting on a handicap match and always do your research first.
Highest Break Betting Option
A side bet, prop bet, or exotic betting option, whatever you like to call it, is the highest beak bet. This bet simply means that money is placed on which of the two opponents is going to the highest break score.
Note that placing a side bet does not affect any other bets placed on that same game. Just because you lose the side bet, it doesn’t mean that your main bet is not still valid. Place side bets to increase potential income, and add a bit of spice to the proceedings.
Bets can be placed on professional snooker games as they progress, with odds changing as the game develops. The closer the game is to being finished, the greater the odd differences will be. As is logical.
Running bets can be the most exciting, but also the riskiest. So before you go placing any, do some research. Stats and data are your friends. Snooker is a very traditional game and not a lot changes over time so they are quite consistent.
This will help you make better bets over time and hopefully win you more money.