The 2017/2018 season of the World Snooker Championship is scheduled to end with the twentieth and final ranking event at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The event will run from 21 April to 7 May with Mark Selby as the defending champion. This is the highest level of professional snooker playing, where the best of the best compete for the number one spot.
The total prize fund for this event is set at £1,968,000, where almost 22% will go to the winner or £425,000, while the runner up and semifinalists will divide 13% of the fund between themselves (£180,000 for the runner up and £85,000 for the semifinalists). The rest of the 55% is divided accordingly between the rest of the competitors, 80 in total.
As a defending champion, Mark Selby is seeded automatically into the first round of the event, while the rest of the competitors have to pass a form of qualifications event that will precede the event in Sheffield. The best about it is that bookies devote great attention to snooker betting offers, odds and bonuses.
SportPesa is one of UK’s favourite online bookies. However, is it good for snooker betting? Sure it is. SportPesa offers a welcome bonus to all sports bettors snooker included. With this offer, you can score a £10 bonus token and use it to win money on the house. The condition is to make a deposit and first bet of up to £10, and you can receive the bet back if all the rules have been observed properly. For more info, check the bonus terms and conditions.
To get to the odds for the Wold Snooker Championship 2018 at SportPesa, find the Snooker & Pool category and filter the events to see the odds for the World Championship. Although Mark Selby is the defending champion, the favourite according to SportPesa is non other than the legend Ronnie O’Sullivan (47/20) followed by Mark Selby (4/1), Judd Trump (8/1), John Higgins (11/1), the last season runner up and Ding Jinhui (11/1), the Chinese snooker genius.
At RedZoneSports, the odds are slightly different compared to the other bookies presented here. You can bet on Ronnie O’Sullivan as the favourite at odds 49/20, with Mark Selby as the runner up contender at odds 15/4. The order of the favourites is virtually identical, with Judd Trump (31/4), John Higgins (21/2) and Ding Jinhui (21/2) behind. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, check the bottom of the list where players like Reanne Evans, Ross Muir, Ian Burns and several other stand at odds 725/1.
RedZoneSports is an exciting UK bookie, where snooker bettors can earn points as they bet. Every single, double, treble, 4-fold, 5-fold+ and system bets bring different numbers of points. What can you do with the points? Well, you could pamper yourself with some nice RedZoneSports rewards in the form of bonuses or luxurious gadgets. It is all on the bookie’s website.
If you want a welcome bonus, RedZoneSports has the biggest bonus on this list. You can get up to £200 extra in bonuses on your first deposit by using the code RZ200.
This is the sister-company of RedZoneSports, which can be a great thing. Why have one successful and fun bookie when you can have that in double? SportNation offers the same World Championship 2018 Snooker odds, where Ronnie O’Sullivan is the favourite (49/20) and almost an identical rewards scheme where you collect points for all of your snooker wagers. But, if you visit promotions section, you will notice slightly different bonuses.
For starters, you can claim up to £100 as a welcome bonus on your deposit of at least £200. Use the code SN100. After that, you can score £5 free bets every Monday. All you have to do is wager at least £25 during the course of the previous week, and then on Monday, you will get a £5 refund.
Also, check the Today’s Best Boosts tab, where you can check which odds have been boosted for the day. This means you can score a bigger profit than usual compared to other bookies for the given events.
GentingBet is one of the bigger companies on this list, known for both online and land-based casino venues under the Genting Casino logo. We have included GentingBet on this list because their credibility in the gambling industry, and plus they offer the biggest odds from all of the bookies here for some of the favourites. All bets on Ronnie O’Sullivan are made at 3/1, while at 5/1 for Mark Selby, 8/1 for Judd Trump, 9/1 for John Higgins and 14/1 for Ding Jinhui.
The weakest link at GentingBet is the promotions section, where you can find only a £10 free bet offer and the Best Odds Guaranteed promo for horse racing. The welcome bonus is given to UK players that have made a qualifying bet of at least £10 on their first betting action. After the bet has been settled, GentingBet refunds you with £10 in the form of a bonus.
When it comes to odds boosting, EnergyBet is all-kinds devoted to providing daily boosts on various sporting events, snooker included. On top of that, they have the EnegyShop and EnergyWorld features that serve as reward schemes for loyal bettors. So, if you have been wondering where to settle as a bettor online, consider EnergyBet.
EnergyBet’s betting platform was developed by Bet Construct. By the look and feel of it, this is a very high-end software integrated into the website. Promotions wise, EnergyBet is more focused on providing casino bonuses. The only sports bonus offer at the moment that bettors can claim at EnergyBet is a football accumulator boost. Also, EnergyBet is the sponsor of Millwall F.C., which shows an ever deeper focus towards football. Nevertheless, if you visit the Snooker category, you will find actual snooker events for betting including the World Championship for 2018. Again, slightly different odds can be found compared to the rest of the bookies. The only negative side is that they are not ordered from top to bottom according to the favourites. Nevertheless, you will find all the competitors here: Ronnie O’Sullivan (29/10), Mark Selby (21/5), Jud Trump (79/10) and the rest.
Last, but not least, we have LVBet to present. LVBet gives a similar feel just like EnergyBet, but these are two different providers. There is a casino, live casino, and sports betting section. Go to Sports and find the Snooker tab on the menu to get to the odds for the desired event. Again, you will notice some odds arranged in no particular order, which makes things difficult if you want to look for the favourites. Same situation here with Ronnie standing at 29/10.
The place that you also need to visit is the Promotions tab. You can choose from a small range of betting bonuses, including a welcome bonus for sports betting i.e. snooker betting. With it, all first-time deposits are matched 100% up to €50, and you can use it to bet on your desired sports category. LVBet is also running a rewards scheme where you collect points for your bets. Check out the LVPoints tab too to find more info.