World Championship Snooker Betting
Snooker is a popular sport all over the world and many people like to place bets on the professional tournaments that occur all year round. There are many high-profile events although none are bigger than the World Snooker Championship.
The World Snooker Championship takes place at Sheffield every year, with the top sixteen players in the world along with sixteen qualifiers competing at the Crucible Theatre for the proud honour of being crowned world champion.
The World Championship offers a wide range of betting opportunities, particular as the matches are played over a longer format than other tournaments. The first round matches are the first to ten frames, while later rounds are played over an even longer format with the final first to eighteen frames.
How to bet on the Snooker World Championship
You need to have a registered betting account to bet on the World Championship and you’ll find a section devoted to snooker where there is nearly always a World Championship outright market. This is where you can bet on the winner, while there are other antepost markets added nearer to the start of the tournament.
When the World Championship draw is made, you will be able to bet on the winner of each quarter, name the finalists and highest break among the other antepost betting markets. There will also be special betting markets such as best qualifier and number of centuries.
The first round of the World Snooker Championship features sixteen matches and this is ideal for those wanting to place an accumulator bet, with punters able to load up a multiple bet with several top seeds or add qualifiers that they think might win their game.
The bookmakers will price up every match and there will also be handicap markets where you can back players like Mark Selby at -3.5 frames at odds of 1.91. This would mean Selby has to win his match 10-6 or better in order for your bet to profit.
Handicap betting is a way of making each snooker match a more competitive heat, with customers needing to choose whether Player A will get to ten frames quicker than Player B gets to a set number of frames such as eight or seven.
In-Play betting on the World Snooker Championship
Live betting is highly popular across several sporting events and this applies to the World Snooker Championship. Each snooker match can last several hours and this affords a wonderful opportunity to bet In-Play on the action. There are also mid-session intervals and gaps between frames where you can place bets, while frame-to-frame markets are also available.
As well as Frame Winner, you can also bet on novelty In-Play markets such as race to 30 points, race to 50 points, a century to be scored, first colour to be potted and highest break. These markets offer customers the chance to place bets and have them settled in a short space of time.
Many bookmakers such as bet365 offer live streaming of the World Snooker Championship which means you can enjoy watching the matches and betting on them. This can lead to a more enjoyable experience, with Cash Out available for each In-Play bet and several of the pre-match ones too.