Having commented a few days ago on the most popular sports gambling activities in terms of how much money we gamble on a variety of sporting events, perhaps we should take time to look at one of the sports which did not feature on our list but is nevertheless very popular among serious sports gambling enthusiasts. Since the early days of televised snooker, which it is still difficult to believe became popular even though it was broadcast in black and white, the game of snooker has expanded dramatically worldwide and gambling on snooker has also become a sports gambling activity popular all over the world. Snooker is of course one of those games ideally suited to in-play gambling and satellite television and the internet have made snooker gambling far more accessible. It is also true that gambling on snooker is not easy because although the top players generally come out on top in the major tournaments where they play far more frames, many of the ranking tournaments nowadays are played in a much shorter format and surprise results are not uncommon. Even among the top ranking players there appears to be very little to choose between the top six or seven so snooker gambling fans no longer have one dominant player as a banker, with the possible exception of Ronnie O’Sullivan when he is playing. The 2016 snooker calendar is now well underway with the German Open starting in Berlin on February 3rd followed quickly by the Welsh Open two weeks later in Cardiff. Avid snooker gambling fans will no doubt also be interested in the World Seniors event which starts tomorrow and features sixteen well-known stars of the game from former years. Whilst gambling on snooker is not a major sports gambling activity it is nevertheless a firm favourite with many sports gambling fans.