Snooker Betting Guide

March 16, 2018

In this snooker guide for beginners you can read about different kinds of snooker betting, and what kind of bets are offered both pre-game and live. Snooker has been a staple of UK sports for decades and has grown increasingly in popularity worldwide, especially in Asia. In China alone, tens of millions of people play the sport and the number of Chinese players on the professional circuit has grown steadily. Read more about different snooker betting tips below and what the sport has on offer for Unibet players.

Snooker Live Stream on Unibet TV

Snooker is a sport that is almost made for TV and live streams. The whole table fits in a single camera frame, so the situation on the table can be easily assessed by anyone watching it. Known better for his nature documentaries, it was David Attenborough himself that decided to bring snooker to TV as the perfect sport to exemplify the strengths of colour programming. This created a huge boost in the popularity of snooker and it has been one of the most popular sports in the UK since the early 1970s.

Nowadays snooker live streams are extremely popular and have made the sport accessible to everyone worldwide. Unibet TV has a wide variety of live snooker streams that you can watch for free. You can see the top tournaments, such as the UK Championship, on Unibet and bet on snooker live.

Different Types of Snooker Betting

In snooker, as in many other sports, match betting is the most popular form of betting. In match betting, you guess which of the players wins the match-up – it’s as simple as that. You can also bet on the correct score of the match, that is, how many frames each of the players win in the game.

Over/under is another popular form of snooker betting, where you bet on the number of total frames in the game. For example, in a snooker match that’s played as a best out of 11, there can be a maximum of 11 frames and the winner must win six of them. An over/under bet on this match might be to bet on “Over 8.5”. If the game then ends in 9 frames or more, you win your bet.

Snooker handicap bets give a handicap to one of the players. There are two kinds of handicaps: those that give extra frames to a player and those that take them away. In a game between Shaun Murphy and Ronnie O’Sullivan, you might bet on “Shaun Murphy +1.5”. This means that Murphy is given 1.5 frames “extra” in your bet. Therefore, even if the game ends 6-5 to O’Sullivan, you still win, as your bet will be 6.5-6 to Murphy.

Snooker live betting makes the sport even more enjoyable to watch. Snooker can be a relatively slow sport to unfold, which makes it easy to put in live bets during the match. At Unibet, you can bet live on the number of points in frames, how big of a break is made in a frame, colour of the first ball potted and much more. Remember to keep an eye on the players when betting live on snooker: what is their body language like and how has the game started for them? The information that you gather might become valuable, when placing live bets in snooker.

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