One of the benefits of sports gambling online is that gambling on what used to be considered minor sports is now easy and therefore becoming more popular. When sports gambling was confined to visiting your local betting shop most sports gambling was in Ireland concentrated on horse racing or football, and while these two sports are still the most popular sports gambling activities we can now expand our horizons and follow other sports. One example of this is the increasing popularity of gambling on snooker. Sorts such as snooker have benefitted hugely from the introduction of online sports gambling, not only because of the easy access to information but also because snooker tournaments on the other side of the world are all featured on the online sports gambling sites. This has meant that snooker gambling, like many other sports is no longer confined to events being staged close to home. Snooker has come a long way since the early days of Pot Black hitting our television screens, and although it has suffered a little in recent years the response of the sport to falling ratings has been successful. The introduction of shorter faster snooker competitions has not been universally welcomed by diehard snooker gambling enthusiasts, but it has appealed to many new followers of snooker and provided new opportunities for fans of gambling on snooker. Most snooker gambling fans however still tend to look to the ranking tournaments as the source of the best aspects of snooker, so with this year’s German Masters and Welsh Open behind them attention will turn to the Indian Open in March, followed by the China Open in the first week of April. Then the big one for many snooker gambling fans, the Word Championship starting on the 18th April.