Sports fans of a certain age may bemoan the fact that snooker has lost a lot of its ‘characters’ but the fact is that the sport is more popular now than it ever has been. The likes of Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, Steve Davis and Jimmy ‘the Whirlwind’ White may be fading into folklore but in the modern day, snooker is thriving.
It’s a popular sport in terms of betting too and it’s one that has embraced the new crop of enhanced odds promotions.
Most of the enhanced odds snooker offers will be centred around the World Championship which takes place across April and May each year. Bookmakers such as Coral or 888sport will take a certain player in the outright market and lift his win price accordingly.
For example, you may see Ronnie O’Sullivan enhanced from around Even Money to something near 7/1 or possibly longer. That is just an example but it is typical of the type of enhanced snooker promotion that you will see online.
Other tournaments may be covered such as the Snooker Shoot Out which is a fast paced and very popular form of the game but in general, the focus will be on the World Championships in Sheffield.
With this type of offer, it’s naturally very important to check all of the terms and conditions that apply to it but you should expect to see a maximum stake – no higher than £10.00. In addition, profits at the bookmaker’s standard price will be credited to your account with any additional returns issued as free bet tokens.
Once you are an existing account holder you can check on a regular basis to see if your operator is listing price boosts. For snooker, these will once again appear for the bigger tournaments and a typical example will take three players and lift the odds if they all win.
So, if Mark Selby, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson are all in action on a certain day, a bookie such as Winner Sports may take a standard book price of 2/1 on the treble and enhance that to around 4/1.
You’ll note that the price boost that we mentioned here is fairly modest and although this is just an example, it is fairly typical of the amount you can expect to receive. This small increased is balanced however by the fact that the maximum bet limits tend to be taken away and any profits that you might make are delivered straight into your account.
Check all terms and conditions with any betting promotion but in general, whether it’s a new customer or existing customer promo, there is value to be had from these enhanced odds offers.
We’ve mentioned three bookmakers so far – 888sport and Coral who are very active with new customer promotions and Winner Sports, whole like to list a number of enhanced multiples for their existing customer base.
In addition to that list, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, ComeOn and Fun88 are among those sportsbooks who like to issue some new customer offers. They may be less frequent but they offer good enhanced odds so are worth monitoring.
For existing customers, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes also like to get involved with boosted multiples as do BetBright so, if you already have an account with any of those names you should check on a regular basis to catch the latest deals.
We will also be looking to showcase the best snooker enhanced odds offers as and when they arrive. The World Championships are a focal point for these but the deals can drop in across the snooker calendar so check back and find out where the best value can be claimed.