From its genesis in the British Officer’s Clubs of India to its current standing as a professional tour sport with over 40 events in a season, the history of snooker has been as pacey and exciting as a frame between Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White and Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan. And when it comes to supporting and enhancing the game – whether with the widest choice of snooker betting markets, the best snooker odds, or the most convenient and accessible ways to bet on snooker, you’ll find Betway at the heart of it all. Whether you have a hunch as to the Outright Winner of next year’s World Championship, or the score in a tour match taking place today, Betway has you covered. So, step this way and let us show you what we can do on the baize.
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One of the many new tour events introduced as part of Barry Hearn’s snooker revolution, The English Open was first contested in 2016, when China’s Liang Wenbo claimed not only the inaugural title, but also his own first ranking tournament victory. Since then, it’s been a happy hunting ground for English players, with Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stuart Bingham and Mark Selby all adding their names to Open’s trophy – named after Steve Davis – since. Along with the Northern Ireland, Scotland and Welsh Open tournaments, the Open forms the Home Nations Series – which promises a bonus £1 million in prize money for any player able to sweep all four in a single season. Taking place in mid-October, the English Open is a great place to bet on snooker, and – along with all the other biggest events, It’s covered in the Betway Insider, Betway’s in-house blog and home of the latest snooker betting tips.
This is the big one. First contested in 1927, the World Championship is now a global phenomenon, watched by a worldwide audience numbering over 300 million. Previously held at a variety of venues, the tournament found its now-legendary permanent home at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in 1977. Englishman Joe Davis won the first 15 tournaments in succession (at a time when there were only 8-12 entrants), establishing the pattern for the history of an event which continues to be defined by eras of dominance. A period of decline in the early ‘50s saw no tournament for several years, but the advent of colour TV opened up an entirely new avenue for the sport, and it has been in the ascendancy ever since. Legends such as Ray Reardon, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, Ronnie O’Sullivan and most recently Mark Selby are among the players to have dominated the event in their time, and Stephen Hendry holds the record for most titles in the modern era, with seven. With the tournament taking place over 17 days in late April and early May, it presents the perfect opportunity to keep up with the action while enjoying all that spring has to offer with the Betway App – your one-stop shop for snooker betting on the go.
Coinciding with snooker’s move into mainstream consciousness, the UK Championship was first held in 1977, and has been the scene of numerous classic encounters since. From Virgo v Griffiths in 1979 to O’Sullivan v Trump in 2014, some of the best moments in snooker have thrilled both TV audiences and those who pack out the York Barbican to watch in person. Since 2015, Betway has been the proud principal sponsor of the tournament, which allows us to bring you unrivalled access to the action. You can expect additional coverage in our award-winning blog, the Betway Insider including tips, interviews with the players and fun video features (with the odd cameo from stars from outside of snooker).
The second-longest running tournament on the circuit, the Masters is an invitational event generally featuring the 16 top-ranked players in the world and has, since 2012, taken place at London’s Alexandra Palace. Ronnie O’Sullivan holds the record for most Masters wins, with seven. And we know a thing or two about mastery here at Betway, thanks to our innovative BetYourWay system. For many major events, you’ll find a list of custom bets to pick from, while for the biggest football matches, you can use the BetYourWay builder to combine the exact markets you want to create your own custom bet.
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