Snooker is a cue sport that was invented in the second part of the nineteenth century by British Army soldiers stationed in India. It’s an intriguing and sophisticated game requiring strategy and skill.

There are a good variety of betting options when it comes to betting on snooker. Whether it’s one of the Triple Crown events – World Championship, UK Championship, and Masters – or a smaller event on the annual snooker calendar known as the WST (World Snooker Tour), there will be a range of snooker betting markets for them all.

Champion of Champions Snooker Tips and Best Bets

Household names like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, and Neil Robertson are usually among the favourites to win the big snooker tournaments, as well as other big names such as Judd Trump, Kyren Wilson (pictured above) and Jack Lisowski looking to achieve their full potential.

To start with, you can bet on who will win each snooker tournament (also known as outright winner betting odds). You can place your snooker bets before the competition begins, or you can bet on the winner as the tournament progresses. Indeed, it can often be advantageous to wait until an event has begun before attempting to predict the winner.

Then there is individual match betting for a particular snooker match. The options go way behind just predicting the winner – major snooker matches have betting odds on things like handicap betting (where one player receives a virtual head start), or which player will record the ‘Highest Break’ or ‘How many century breaks?’ among many other options.

You can even bet on the winner of each frame if quick fire betting is more your thing. Some World Championship snooker matches can sometimes take 3 days to complete!

Snooker Betting Markets

  • Match Winner – A simple 2-way market on the outright match winner.
  • Handicap – Assigns virtual advantages/disadvantages to players, levelling the odds for more balanced & attractive betting options.
  • Total Frames (Over/Under) – Will a match go above or below a specified number of frames?
  • Highest Break (Over/Under)Will the highest break be above or below a set number?
  • Player to Make Highest Break – Who will make the highest break in the match?
  • Number of Centuries (Over/Under) – How many centuries will me made in the match?
  • Player Centuries (Over/Under) – How many century breaks will and individual player get
  • 147 in Match? (Yes/No) – Will there be a maximum break?

Major Snooker Tournaments

The ‘Big 3’ snooker events are known as the Triple Crown series and are the ones all snooker players dream of winning.

These prestigious tournaments, comprising the World Championship, the UK Championship, and the Masters, not only offer significant prize money but also the chance to etch one’s name into the history books of the sport.

Triple Crown Events 2024 – 25

There has been 11 professional players in snooker’s modern era (from 1969) who have won a career Triple Crown – Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths, Alex Higgins, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Mark Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump.

Triple Crown Winners

Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Mark Williams are the only players to have won all three Triple Crown competitions in the same year. Hendry is the only player to have accomplished this feat twice, in 1989–90 and again in 1995–96.

Other Snooker Events

Aside from the ‘Big 3’ of the Triple Crown events there are a number of other snooker tournaments that make up the WST. Here’s a list of the snooker calendar for the forthcoming year.

  • Welsh Open Snooker 2024 (February 12 – 18)
  • Players Championship 2024 (February 19 – 25)
  • CLS3 (invitational) (Feb 26 – Mar 2)
  • 6 Red World Championship (Mar 4 – 9)
  • World Mixed Doubles (Mar 30 – 31)
  • Tour Championship 2024 (April 1 -7)
  • World Snooker Qualifiers 2024 (April 8 – 17)
  • World Snooker Championship 2024 (April 20 – May 6)

2024/25 Snooker Season

  • British Open Qualifiers
  • BetVictor European Masters
  • Wuhan Open & English Open Qualifiers
  • Shanghai Masters
  • International Championship Qualifiers
  • Cazoo British Open
  • BetVictor English Open
  • Wuhan Open
  • Northern Ireland Open Qualifiers
  • BetVictor Northern Ireland Open
  • Scottish Open Qualifiers
  • BetVictor Scottish Open
  • International Championship
  • Champion of Champions
  • UK Championship Qualifiers
  • UK Championship
  • BetVictor Snooker Shootout
  • German Masters Qualifiers
  • German Masters 2025
  • CLS1 (invitational)
  • CLS2 (invitational)
  • Snooker: The Masters 2025
  • World Grand Prix 2025
  • Welsh Open
  • 6 Red Qualifiers
  • 6 Red Championship


What is snooker betting?
Snooker betting involves placing wagers on various outcomes within professional snooker matches or tournaments. Bettors can predict match winners, scores, highest breaks, and many other aspects of the game.
How do I start betting on snooker?
To start betting on snooker, choose a reputable online sportsbook that offers snooker markets. Create an account, deposit funds, and familiarise yourself with the types of bets available before placing your first wager.
What are the most common types of snooker bets?
Common snooker bets include match betting (picking the winner of a match), frame betting (predicting the score in frames), highest break (betting on who will score the highest break in a match or tournament), and outright betting (selecting the tournament winner).
Can I bet on snooker live?
Yes, many sportsbooks offer live betting on snooker, allowing you to place bets as the action unfolds. Live betting markets may include next frame winner, colour of the first coloured ball potted in a frame, and live highest break bets.
What should I consider before placing a bet on snooker?
Before betting on snooker, consider players’ form, head-to-head records, performance in specific conditions or venues, and any recent injuries or off-table issues. Research and informed judgment are key to successful snooker betting.
Is there a strategy for snooker betting?
Effective snooker betting strategies often involve thorough research on players and tournaments, understanding the game’s nuances, and managing your bankroll wisely. It’s also beneficial to specialize in specific markets where you may have more insight or information.
Are there any risks involved in snooker betting?
As with any form of gambling, there is a risk of losing money in snooker betting. It’s important to bet responsibly, never wager more than you can afford to lose, and to view betting as a form of entertainment rather than a guaranteed income source.

Hall Of Fame – Most World Snooker Championships

  • Joe Davis – 15
  • Fred Davis –  8
  • John Pulman – 8
  • Stephen Hendry – 7
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan – 7
  • Steve Davis – 6
  • Ray Reardon – 6
  • John Higgins – 4
  • Mark Selby – 4
  • Mark Williams – 3
  • John Spencer – 3
  • Alex Higgins – 2
  • Walter Donaldson – 2

*World Snooker odds 2024 correct at time of last update. All snooker betting odds are subject to changes.