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The Live Betting boom and more tournaments is great news for Snooker fans!

Snooker may not be as popular in the UK nowadays as when it was in it’s heyday in the 1980s. Tens of millions watched as Dennis Taylor beat Steve Davis in the black ball World Championship Final of 1985, whereas Mark Selby lifted the trophy for a second time in 2016 and it barely featured in the national news.

However, there has been an explosion in popularity of snooker in the far east and that has led the WPBSA to pounce! Barry Hearn is the Chairman of World Snooker and he has packed the tournament calendar with event after event around the globe.

This has proved unpopular with the likes of snooker greats Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins who do not want to rack up the air miles in order to keep their ranking high. But it is great news for us punters!

The shorter format of these tournaments has meant that there are some different names appearing in the winner’s enclosure. Robin Hull, Martin Gould, Mark Davis and Rory McLeod are just some of the lesser known players who have got their hands on a trophy in 2016.

Smart punters can keep tabs on the form of the players in the smaller events and find some huge value in the betting markets that the bookies are offering up.

There has also been a huge increase in the popularity of Live Betting markets in Snooker. In Play frame betting offers those bettors who really understand the game massive opportunities to make some money. If you can spot when a player goes slightly out of position or accidentally pushes a colour safe then you can definitely get the edge on the bookies In Play.

Bet365 and BetVictor stream many Snooker events live so you can have a bet and watch the action on your PC, laptop or mobile device.

We love Snooker at pro2punter and here’s Ronnie showing us why…