Snooker – the impossible game made to look look easy

Snooker is among the most popular sports for LIVE betting on 888sport. And, with more events than ever before thanks to a shake-up of the game’s calendar, the opportunities to make money have never been greater.

Generally thought to have been invented in India by British Army officers, snooker is known as a fiendishly difficult game of dimensions and angles. While a playing surface measuring 11ft 8ins by 5ft 10 ins can seem daunting for mere mortals, the stars make break-building seem like child’s play.

Massive in the 1970s and 80s when stars like Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White and Steve ‘The Nugget’ Davis were major celebrities, snooker suffered a downturn in later years before being reinvigorated with a new breed of stars, who have reintroduced the razzmatazz back into the game.

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While the World Championships in Sheffield every April remain the sport’s pinnacle, new, fresher formats and tournaments like the Premier League, the Shoot Out and the 888-sponsored Champion of Champions, as well as an upsurge in events overseas, have made it far more accessible to punters.

With this expansion has come a boom in sports betting, particularly in-play. At 888sport we cover every single event and have dozens of LIVE markets on each, making an at-times sedate sport utterly thrilling to watch.

A game in which momentum can swing in the blink of an eye, punting LIVE gives bettors the ideal chance to pounce and collect some juicy prices when all had apparently seemed lost.

There has never been a better time to get your bets on, and doing so with 888sport couldn’t be simpler. Join on mobile, where it’s as simple as APP, TAP, BET or sign up on your tablet or desktop.

However you join, though, one thing’s for sure:you’ll be offered our industry-leading welcome package of £88 in Free Bets!

So, go on, bet on the baize today!