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Snooker is enjoying a return to prominence in the sporting world under the opinion-splitting guidance of Barry Hearn who is moulding the game in his image whether the players and fans like it or not.

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As mentioned nearly every tournament played has a reasonably open field so it is always worth spending time studying the form and players’ records in certain competitions. A good place to start is in our latest Snooker tournament news section which will keep you up to date on significant changes in odds and form. There are plenty of markets to choose from nowadays in the game and there is regularly good value to be found after some research.

With your research done it is time to choose the bookmaker most suitable to sign up for and use your free bet with. Again the Sports Betting News section is a good place to start for finding out which bookies are the best for the sport but also the directory on this very page gives you nine bookmakers that always supply good odds for snooker.

Click on the link on to head over to the bookmaker’s website and follow the simple registration process that is put in front of you. Depending on the terms and conditions of each site there will be different ways of claiming the free bet but simply follow the rules on the site you have chosen and cash in your free bet on the market of your choice.

Most of the big name bookmakers offer great live streaming options for snooker which allows you to watch the matches you have placed your free bets on online when they are not available on regular television.

What snooker free bets are Available?

There is no doubt that there has been plenty more to enjoy from a betting point of view since Hearn became chairman of World Snooker as the number of tournaments in the calendar has rocketed. Along with the three traditional snooker major tournaments in Great Britain – World Championships, UK Championship and the Masters – there are a whole host of new major ranking events all over the globe with staggering prize money available in each.

The International Championship, one of many events now held in China, has a whopping winner’s fund of £125,000 whilst the recently introduced Players Tour Championship Grand Finals held in Galway, Ireland also offers a six figure sum for the victor.

Barely a week goes by now without a snooker tournament featuring all the big names in the game these days which gives us plenty of opportunity to cash in your free bets over the season.

There is often plenty of value to be had with your free bets as well due to the field for every tournament generally being a fairly open one.  This year Mark Selby became the first player to retain the World Snooker Championship since 2013 and he has won three of the last four World Championships. That's the kind of domination not seen since Stephen Hendry in the 1990s.  It's not the case with the UK Championship with no back to back winner since Stephen Hendry in 1996 but Mark Selby will give it a good go when defending his title later this year. As for the Masters Ronnie O'Sullivan has won that for three times in the last four years.

2018 World Snooker Championship

This year's World Snooker Championship begins on Saturday April 21 with the final being completed on Monday May 7. The draw for the first round has been made and is as follows

Mark Selby v Joe Perry

Mark Allen v Liam Highfield

Kyren Wilson v Matthew Stevens

Shaun Murphy v Jamie Jones

John Higgins v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Stuart Bingham v Jack Lisowski

Luca Brecel v Ricky Walden

Judd Trump v Chris Wakelin

Ding Junhui v Xiao Guodong

Anthony McGill v Ryan Day

Marco Fu v Lyu Haotian

Barry Hawkins v Stuart Carrington

Mark Williams v Jimmy Robertson

Neil Robertson v Robert Milkins

Ali Carter v Graeme Dott

Ronnie O'Sullivan v Stephen Maguire


The top two seeds both face difficult first round ties. Defending champion Mark Selby returned to form with a win in the China Open and takes on Joe Perry who beat Jimmy White in the qualifiers. Ronnie O'Sullivan has won five world ranking titles this season and take on Stephen Maguire who is now back in the provisional top 16 as a result of qualifying for the Crucible.

Other notable games in the first round see Graeme Dott up against the out-of-form Ali Carter and Marco Fu is back playing after eye problems but faces a tough battle to get past 20-year-old Chinese player Lyu Haotian. Possible upsets could be Jack Lisowski beating Stuart Bingham and Ryan Day has to be fancied to get past Anthony McGill with Ricky Walden in with a chance of getting a win over Luca Brecel whose best form has deserted him of late.

World Rankings Update

Mark Selby remains well clear at the top of the world rankings after his win in the China Open. 

Top 16

1 Mark Selby

2 Ronnie O'Sullivan

3 Ding Junhui

4 Judd Trump

5 John Higgins

6 Barry Hawkins

7 Mark Williams

8 Shaun Murphy

9 Kyren Wilson

10 Neil Robertson

11 Marco Fu

12 Stuart Bingham

13 Luca Brecel

14 Anthony McGill

15 Ali Carter 

16 Mark Allen


Top 10 season rankings after China Open

1 Ronnie O'Sullivan

2 Mark Selby

3 MarK Williams

4 Shaun Murphy

5 Judd Trump

6 John Higgins

7 Luca Brecel

8 Ding Junhui

9 Kyren Wilson

10 Neil Robertson

Players dropping down the list include 18th placed Anthony McGill, Stuart Bingham in 23rd mainly due to his three-month ban, Ali Carter in 34th and Marco Fu down in 66th after missing a lot of the season due to injury. But a good performance at the Crucible could see all these players rising a lot higher.


What are the most popular free snooker bets?

Obviously there are the standard markets of tournament winner and the winner of each individual match. As mentioned the tournament winner odds are often quite long with there rarely being a clear favourite for success before a ball is struck so there can be plenty of value to enjoy in this market.

The winner odds in each match are regularly odds-on for one of the competitors but with the number of shocks that now occur in all the tournaments, especially the shorter format competitions, picking an outsider is very doable and plenty of money can be won.

In the short format events such as the Players Tour Championship and its Grand Finals these might be the only markets on offer but in the more traditional competitions there will be plenty of other things to cash in your free bets on.

Number of centuries and half centuries in each match and over a whole tournament is often a popular market especially in the showpiece event of the year the World Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield. Of course the fabled maximum break of 147 can also be backed over a tournament or even a match if you have a really strong feeling although just for it to happen over an entire competition will be odds-against.

Over the longer formats the handicap markets come into play as well as winning by considerable margins can happen which always make the odds a lot more tempting than simply a straight forward win bet.

There are plenty of markets to enjoy and keep checking here at to find out the best of them and where best to cash your free bets in with.

Like most snooker matches there are markets on all the individual games as well as overall odds on the tournament as a whole; inclding the outright winner, the finalists, and so forth. Other odds availale include:

  • Winning nationality
  • Number of 147s
  • Quickest frame
  • Most colours potted
  • Most ball potted
  • Most fouls
  • And loads more

There will also be a host of specials around the time of the tournament on some of the big names, with the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan expected, as usual, to be the centre of attention.

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