There are a number of sports which are somehow particularly suited to sports gambling, and for many the game of snooker is one of those sports. Ever since the Pot Black snooker tournament hit our television screens in 1969 the game of snooker has progressed from what was almost a minority sport to its current standing as a global game, and gambling on snooker has become very big business. Snooker has probably gained more from television coverage than almost any other sport, and continues to receive worldwide coverage for all the major events in the snooker calendar, so it is hardly surprising that snooker gambling has also grown. Live coverage of any sport encourages in-play gambling, and the pace of snooker coupled with the simple frames won and lost format makes gambling on snooker an ideal real time gambling experience. There are also so many additional gambling opportunities associated with snooker gambling, with the match winner just one of the potential bets for snooker gambling fans. Take a look at any online sports gambling site and you can see all the snooker gambling options at your disposal. The next major event for snooker gambling enthusiasts is the Masters, starting on the 12th January and with the potential to surprise us all once again. The top three world ranking players obviously feature high in the bookmaker’s forecasts, with Australian Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and Ding Junhui all well fancied, but once again this year there is the presence of the ‘Rocket’. Ronnie O’Sullivan is playing in the Masters again, and such is his aura that in spite of hardly playing at all this year he is favourite for the title with most bookmakers. The question for all fans of gambling on snooker is can this remarkable talent really play when he wants to and still win. We wait and see.