When we talk about sports gambling many of us think no further than horse racing and football, but in doing so we may be missing out on a wide range of excellent gambling opportunities which are presented by other sports. Take snooker for example, a game which has always been very popular in Ireland and boasts a number of famous Irish champions. Gambling on snooker provides an excellent gambling opportunity throughout most of the year, with major tournaments now taking place all over the world, and of course it is an ideal game for live in-game gambling. Most online bookmakers offer a wide range of gambling options beyond the final outcome of each match, including frames won, highest breaks and of course century breaks. Existing snooker gambling fans will be aware that the China Open is now at its final stage, and of course the World Championships will soon be gracing our television screens. The game of snooker is currently undergoing a bit of a makeover, with Barry Hearn attempting to revive the fortunes of tournament snooker with what many describe as a bit more showbiz. Many of the major snooker tournaments are now being played in a shorter format, and snooker gambling experts tell us that this is likely to lead to a few more surprising results and therefore an increase in potential winnings from gambling against the perceived favourite. The final rounds of the World Championships however will remain in a high frame format, so it is likely that the in-form players will come out on top in the end. If you are looking to take an interest in snooker gambling and like to watch the action, current favourite for the World Championship is Judd Trump at 11/2 with Paddy Power, followed by Mark Selby, John Higgins and of course Ronnie O’Sullivan all at 7/1. The tournament starts on 14th April, and promises an exciting gambling opportunity for snooker gambling fans in Ireland to back their local favourites.