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Snooker Betting Guide - How to Bet on Snooker

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Snooker has been played since 1875 and has garnered a reputation as a sport for those with a taste for the finer things in life. In more recent years, it has become a popular playground for bettors and bookies alike, where big wins are possible in a market that has yet to be over-saturated. Read our guide on how to bet on snooker below to see how you can get in on the action!

How to Bet on Snooker Tournaments

Snooker betting odds vary from tournament to tournament for each player, as they do with any other sport. So, one of the first things you need to know when learning about snooker betting is what the major tournaments are since you'll be betting on these events.

The Masters

The Masters is one of the most illustrious tournaments in the world of snooker. This prestigious event has been held every year since 1975 and is regarded as one of the ultimate events that constitute the triple crown. For perspective, the triple crown is akin to winning the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup in the world of football or The Monaco Grand Prix in F1, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Indy 500 in the world of motorsport.

World Championship

The World Snooker Championship is the second notorious event in the triple crown. However, that's where it’s placing second ends. It is both the oldest and largest prize pot in the sport. The World Snooker Championship has been around since 1927 and has had total prizes as high as £2,395,000, including a whopping £500,000 for the tournament winner.

UK Championship

The UK Championship is the final prong in the triple crown and is also the most recent of the tournaments by a whole two years. It holds the highest amount of ranking points over any other ranked tournament, which can help you predict if players will still be on the roster the following season.

Northern Ireland Open

The Northern Ireland Open is one of the youngest tournaments to be added to the professional Snooker calendar, as it was added in 2016. Despite this fact, it has quickly garnered a sought-after reputation among professional players as the finals have proven to be dramatic and exciting experiences.


Snooker Betting Markets

What kind of snooker betting guide would this be if all we spoke about was the illustrious tournaments? Have no fear! From here on out, we will get into the nitty gritty starting with the kinds of bets you can place, such as score betting, match-winning betting, and over/under betting.

Snooker Match Winner Betting

As with all sports betting, the most popular form of betting are the match bets. You basically bet on who will win the match before the first queue is chalked. You can use odds, player history with the tournament, and form to place a bet on who you think will win the game before any balls are struck.

Snooker Correct Score Betting

Another great way to bet on snooker is wagering on what the final score will be. Correct score betting is one of the hardest things to predict in the sport and is a risky bet to place, but it can have some massive payoff when guessed correctly.

Snooker Over/Under Betting

Over/under betting is a wager you can place if you believe a match is going to be close. For example, if a game is best-of-11, you can place a bet by wagering the game will be over in under 8.5 frames, and you will win if the game is over before a ninth frame is played.

Snooker Session Betting

Session betting lets you place several wagers within a given section of a match. For example, you can place a stake that player x will win 4-1 frames within the fifth-ninth frames of the given game. Session bets one can place are as follows:

  • Session Winner is where you can attempt to predict the result of the specified mini-session as described above.
  • Session Correct Score is where you can attempt to predict the correct score of the specified mini-session
  • Session Handicap is where bettors attempt to predict the result of the specified mini-session after a handicap has been applied.

Snooker Frame Winners Betting

Frame winners betting is very similar to betting overall winners of the match but on a micro-scale. In other words, bettors place bets on who will win the following frame specifically. This gives you some freedom to take information in during the match and place bets as you learn on the fly.

Snooker Total Number of Frames Betting

The total number of frames betting allows you to place wagers on the total amount of frames you believe will be played. So if a match’s final score is eight-nine, then the total of frames played was 17. On average, there are nine frames played in a game, but it can be as high as 35.


Pre-match vs Live Betting on Snooker

Pre-match betting vs live betting is as the label states. Pre-match betting lets you place bets on a variety of markets before the match even starts, whereas live betting allows you to place bets while the action is taking place.

Usually, pre-match betting is wagering on overall match or tournament winners, whereas live betting is usually a wager such as frame winners or session betting.

How Snooker Betting Odds Work

As with all sports betting, there are odds that you place your bet against. The odds represent the likelihood the bookies believe the bet to have. To understand Fractional odds, you need to know what the denominator and numerator are. Numerators are placed before the slash, and denominators are placed after the slash. The numerator represents the value of profit for each denominator you wager, i.e., if the odds are 10/1, you win 10.00 for every 1.00 you wagered.

Snooker Betting Tips

Now that you know what you can bet on and how the odds work, it's time to cover some best practices for placing wagers so that you don’t end up making common mistakes or end up misreading a situation and making a bad bet.

Research the Players and Their Style

One of the most potent tools bettors have at their fingertips is the power of information. If you are looking to place a wager on an upcoming tournament or match, then it pays to research the players involved. It is helpful to know if a particular player has a history of starting strong in a tournament but has a history of choking and falling out. On the flip side of this, it is also worth knowing if a player has a slow and steady play style and potentially doesn’t start strong but often ends up winning the tournament.

Research the Head-To-Head History

Tournament performance history is important, but as with many other sports, how two players stack up against each other in their overall history or even in a particular tournament could be a great assistance to placing pre-match or live bets. Knowing that a specific player has a historical weakness in the fifth frame to another player could mean you make some extra cash just by knowing their head-to-head history.

Study the Seeding of the Tournament

Studying the seeding of any given tournament can also give you a huge upper hand on placing bets for the overall winner. For instance, knowing if two top contenders have been seeded together early in the tournament would make either a riskier bet to place when compared to another top contender with a lower-seeded player as an opening match.

How to Bet on Snooker at LeoVegas

Now that you are ready to place bets on snooker, let’s walk you through how to open an account, make a deposit at LeoVegas, and get betting! Once you have loaded LeoVegas, follow our steps below:

Step 1. Click on the “Open Account” button in the top right-hand corner.

Step 2. Select your preferred welcome offer and then click on “next step”.

Step 3. Fill in your personal information .

Step 4. Go to “My Account” and check the deposit options.

Once your account is created, and you have deposited your money, you can now navigate to the LeoVegas Sportsbook section at the top right-hand corner. Here are the specific steps to be on snooker:

Step 1: Click on the snooker tab

Step 2. Select the live or upcoming clash you want to bet on.

Step 3. Select the type of bet you would like to place.

Step 4. Fill in the amount you would like to place as your wager in the pop-up menu and click on “Place Bet”.

That’s it you did it, you placed your first bet! Let’s hope it’s a winner!