This article explains all you'll need to know to pick the right bookies for your snooker betting. You can read about the following here:

Which bookmaker offers the best snooker odds?
Which bookmaker covers the most snooker events?
Which bookmaker offers the most snooker markets?
Which bookmaker is best for snooker handicaps?
Which bookmakers offer snooker in play betting?
Which bookmakers offer live snooker streaming?
Which bookmakers offer snooker stats for betting research on their sites?
Which bookmakers offer the biggest snooker payouts?

Which bookmaker offers the best snooker odds?

Amongst the traditional bookmakers some will offer stand out prices on some snooker selections and others will offer stand out prices on other snooker selections. It all comes down to what sort of stance the traders at each bookie want to take on an event. If simply looking for the best snooker odds with the traditional bookmakers you'll probably find you place bets at many different bookmakers over time. Bet365 though are normally very competitive with their snooker odds.

However if you are looking for the best snooker odds on a regular basis then the Betfair Exchange is likely to be your best hope. Unlike traditional bookies where you bet against the bookie, on an exchange punters can lay bets not to win and you bet against them. In order to get their lay bets matched they'll have to beat what the traditional bookies offer in terms of price. For shorter priced selections there might not be much of an odds increase but for bigger priced bets there can be some very big differences.

If looking for the best snooker odds open an account with the Betfair Exchange and they'll refund your first bet if it loses up to £20 as a free bet.

Which bookmaker covers the most snooker events?

All of the major snooker events will be covered across the board by the reputable bookmakers. If no bookmakers are offering odds on a small event then the only other way of getting a bet on might be to try the Betfair Exchange. There are more likely to be odds for a small event on an exchange but there are no guarantees that there will be enough liquidity to get a decent bet on.

One bookmaker that is good for pricing up events early is SportingBet. They price up events such as the UK Championship more than 6 months in advance, well in advance of their competition. Other bookmakers that are normally swift to offer odds on a snooker event are BetVictor, Paddy Power and the Betfair Sportsbook.

Which bookmaker offers the most snooker markets?

When it comes to betting on snooker specials there is often only one place to go and that is SportingBet. They offer a wide range of snooker specials markets that are not offered by other bookmakers. If you are looking for markets such as Player A v Player B season specials, odds on players defending their titles, odds on players winning a triple crown event, or a market for the most centuries in a season then SportingBet will be offering those odds whereas the competition won't be in all likelihood.

If in play snooker betting is something you enjoy then Betfair and Ladbrokes both offer some excellent current frame markets.

Which bookmaker is best for snooker handicaps?

It is not uncommon to find around 7 - 10 handicap markets offered on a single match between all of the bookmakers so you can usually find exactly the bet you want. For many events you may only find one handicap market being offered with these bookies all offering some form of handicap betting on snooker:

Bet365
SportingBet
Coral
Boylesports
Betfair

Handicap betting can also be popular in play for a lot of snooker events and BetVictor & Coral offer multiple handicaps in play on matches.

Which bookmakers offer snooker in play betting?

Most of the major bookmakers will be offering in running betting on all snooker events, never mind just the major ones. The odds can move fairly quickly if a shot is missed but generally it is not too difficult to keep up with the in play betting on snooker. The following bookies offer in play snooker betting:

Bet365
William Hill
Betway
Betfair
Paddy Power
Coral
BetBright
Boylesports

Which bookmakers offer live snooker streaming?

Snooker is fairly well covered amongst the bookmaker live streaming services with several major bookmakers offering live streaming if a punter has a small bet on that event.

The following bookmakers cover snooker events with live streaming on their websites:

Bet365
William Hill
Betfair
Coral

Which bookmakers offer snooker stats for betting research on their websites?

There are lots of great websites out there where you can research snooker betting opportunities and included amongst those are some of the bookmaker websites. These bookies have some in depth stats packages for snooker making the transition from research to placing your bet as simple as possible.

The following bookmakers have snooker stats on their websites:

Bet365
Coral

Which bookmakers offer the biggest snooker payouts?

All bookies have payout limits and these vary from sport to sport. It's important that you are aware of the snooker payout limits as you could be including selections in bets that take you over the maximum payout - increasing the risk of your bet losing for no extra reward.

These are the top bookies and their maximum payouts for snooker:

Bet365 - Match Winner/Outright markets for all Premier League and World Ranking Tournament Matches £250,000. All other snooker tournaments £25,000.

Betway - £250,000 – World Ranking / Premier League Match Winner + Tournament Winner markets
£50,000 – All other tournaments: all other markets not stated

Ladbrokes - £250,000 for all markets.

BetVictor - £100,000 for all markets.

Paddy Power - Post Qualification only World Snooker Championship, the Masters and UK Championship - outright betting £100,000, all other markets £20,000. All other snooker events - match betting £25,000, all other markets £5,000.

Coral - £100,000 for all markets.

BetBright - £50,000 for all markets.

Betfair - Match Winner, Frame Winner, Competition Winner £25,000, all other markets £15,000.