How to Bet on Snooker - Snooker Betting Guide, Best Odds & Tips
Stake - November 8, 2023
Snooker is a popular game played professionally internationally, particularly in Europe and Asia. You can stream some of the top snooker matches for free at Stake.com and bet on the action as it unfolds.
Here, we explain everything you need to know about betting on snooker at Stake Sportsbook and introduce you to the different snooker tournaments you can bet on throughout the season.
How to Play Snooker
The objective of snooker is to score more points than your opponent by potting as many balls as possible.
There are 15 red balls and six object-coloured balls on the table. To score, you need to cue the white ball into one of the coloured balls, and you score points when the ball falls into one of six table pockets (four corners and one on either side). The player with the most points at the end of the snooker game is the winner.
Snooker Rules, History & Gameplay
Snooker was first played in 1875 and was created by Sir Neville Chamberlain. The game is particularly popular in Europe and Asia and is mainly played professionally today. There are 21 object balls on the snooker table, and each coloured ball has a different value:
Red ball (there are fifteen red balls) = 1 point
Yellow ball = 2 points
Green ball = 3 points
Brown ball = 4 points
Blue ball = 5 points
Pink ball = 6 points
Black ball = 7 points
Players need to pot a red ball first, using the white cue ball to guide the ball into the pocket. They then have the chance to pot a coloured ball, which is returned to its position on the table after entering a pocket.
When all red balls have been potted, the balls must be dispatched in colour order (as above). The player with the highest number of points at the end of the frame wins. In terms of continuity, each player continues potting balls until they miss or foul.
Professional snooker games are split into frames. In the first round of a snooker tournament, each game comprises eleven frames, so the first player to six frames wins. In the latter stages of a tournament, games are played over 15 frames.
Major Snooker Tournaments & Events to Bet On
You can bet on all of the major snooker tournaments and events at Stake.com, including the following:
English Open: Judd Trump is the current English Open champion, one of the most prestigious events on the global snooker calendar.
UK Championship: Alongside the World Championship and the Masters, the UK Championship is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events.
Hong Kong Masters: An invitational event, the Hong Kong Masters was revived in 2017 and is one of Asia's most widely watched professional snooker tournaments.
Players Tour Championship: The Players Tour Championship is the final event in the Player Series and is a competition for the highest-ranked snooker players in the world.
WST Classic: This annual tournament offers a prize of £80,000 and is a ranking event popular on the UK snooker circuit.
Best Snooker Players
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the number one snooker player in the world right now, and the “Rocket” has won an incredible seven world titles since 2001.
The other players currently at the top of their game include Luca Brecel, Mark Allen, and Mark Selby, while Judd Trump is the other player to make up the top five.
How Do You Bet on Snooker?
Betting on snooker at Stake.com couldn’t be easier. Begin by creating an account, which takes just a few seconds. You can then make a cryptocurrency deposit, choosing from Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and others.
With funds in your account, you can then bet on the biggest snooker events and matches on the calendar. If you win, you can immediately process a payout or securely store your crypto at Stake.com to fund future sports bets.
How Does Snooker Betting Work?
You must understand two key elements to bet on snooker - frames and matches. Frames are the individual games within snooker matches, and you can bet on both at Stake.com.
Betting on frames is a way to bet on every leg of the action while betting on matches is a wager on the total number of frames played. If you understand this distinction, you can bet on snooker online without issues.
Types of Snooker Bets & Snooker Betting Markets
There are several different types of bets you can place on snooker at Stake.com:
Moneyline: This is a bet on the player you think will win a snooker game.
Outright: An outright bet is a wager on the player you think will win a specific snooker tournament.
Handicap: In snooker betting, handicaps are applied to frames. For instance, the favourite might start a game with a 2.5-frame deficit they need to overcome for your bet to win.
Over/Under: You can also bet on whether you think a snooker match will go for over/under a specific number of frames (7.5, for example).
Totals: This snooker bet allows you to bet on the total number of frames to be played in a match between two players.
Multi bet: You can also bet on same-game multi bets in snooker, which incorporate multiple selections into the same betting slip to improve your odds.
Parlay: Also known as an accumulator, a parlay bet allows you to bet on several snooker players to win their respective matches. For a parlay to win, all your selections must win their matches.
Snooker Betting Odds & Payouts Explained
You should study the odds before any snooker match you plan to bet on. As snooker is a 1v1 game, you can bet on the favourite or the underdog in every frame played. You can adjust how the odds are displayed in your account, choosing from decimals, fractions, or the American format.
If you make a successful prediction at Stake.com, you can access your snooker winnings immediately, thanks to our instant payouts. Simply head to your account balance and process a withdrawal, and your funds will be available without delay.
Live Snooker Betting - How to Live Stream Snooker & Place In-Play Bets
Stake.com is the perfect place to bet on live snooker, as you can live stream the action directly from your Stake account. Simply log in and check which upcoming snooker events are available to stream for free before deciding which live bets to place.
You can then place live snooker bets as you watch the action unfold, including the player you think will win the next game and which player you think will win specific frames. If you’re new to live snooker betting, refer to our guide that explains the differences between pre-match and live betting before making a bet.
Snooker Betting Strategies & Tips to Win
Betting on snooker is like betting on other sports; strategy can take you a long way. Here are some handy tips to bear in mind as you place your snooker bets:
Do your research ahead of the biggest snooker tournaments to check which players are in form and most likely to win at the table.
Understand how snooker works and read the rules to educate yourself on the value of the balls and the scoring system in each frame.
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Why Should You Bet on Snooker at Stake.com?
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