“17 days of snooker– say hello to the World Championship!”
Snooker – a gentleman´s game
There have been some dark times for the snooker community, especially in the 1950s when no championships were held. With the outbreak of the betting enthusiasm, snooker has drawn a lot of attention in recent years and is now extremely popular among punters. Especially in the United Kingdom, where snooker has always been a common pastime. It seems that no other nation can reach the same level of snooker as English, Scottish and Welsh professionals. Stephen Hendry is the overall biggest winner of the Championship, having 7 titles to his name. Right behind the Scot we find Steve Davis, an Englishman with 6 titles, and Ray Reardon, also with 6 titles to his name. If we were to pick out a personal favourite in this thrilling sport, it has to be Ronnie O’Sullivan. He is attributed with much of the worldwide popularity snooker has today, as he is both a professional player and world-class entertainer. He does not hold back his emotions while playing and has appeared in the headlines numerous times due to his controversial outbreaks. Snooker is a gentleman’s game, but O’Sullivan seems to have no regard for the unwritten rules.
17 days of greatness
World Championship of snooker is played in England every year at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It is organised by the World Snooker Association, and with the help of great players, the annual event has drawn a lot of attention in recent years. Thousands of punters are making money off this great championship every year. Firstly, English people are prone to bet on everything! They are probably the most betting-savvy nation on the surface of our planet, and it is largely thanks to them that online betting world has become such a huge hit. Secondly, every single Snooker World Championship has been won by British citizens, except for one instance where an Australian player managed to overrun the British legends. Thirdly, the odds on snooker are generally higher than on more popular sports like football, basketball and ice hockey. This means you could make more money by placing fewer bets, as all it takes is some proper research into players, statistics and prior results.
Up until the first week of May, the Snooker World Championship will draw millions of pounds in bets over the course of 17 days. Who will hit the perfect 147? Which part of the UK will receive the prestigious trophy? Will it be an Englishman, or will Ronnie O’Sullivan continue his race to the very top of the historical charts? Most online bookies have odds on the biggest snooker event of the year. And since it is a fairly unpredictable sport, you could be tripling your money just about every time you place your stakes correctly.