Despite Ronnie O’Sullivan regularly heading the betting market for the Snooker World Championship, the Londoner has only won the title once in the past six years. Bookmakers are starting to realise that the Rocket is prone to lapses of concentration over longer-frame matches and his odds grow bigger every year.
Many punters place their only snooker bets of the year on this tournament, especially as it’s such a competitive contest and the majority of matches are screened live on terrestrial television. There have been six different winners in the past half a dozen years, with five of these finals having a fairly close scoreline – something to note when betting on Correct Score.
As you get closer to the tournament (especially when the draw is made), you can a wide range of match markets, with handicaps, total games and number of centuries particularly popular.
All bookmakers are also now offering in-play betting on World Championship Snooker matches and, with most firms also offering live streaming, it is a great opportunity to bet or trade as you watch.