The availability of online sports gambling has undoubtedly changed not only where we choose to gamble on our favourite sporting events, but also the range of sports we can follow. Not that long ago our high street betting shops were the centre of almost all our sports gambling activities, with horse racing almost certainly the main focus of attention in most of these establishments. Nowadays almost every sporting event throughout the world attracts sports gambling enthusiasts, with the result that some sports are now becoming nearly as popular among sports gambling fans as horse racing and football. Snooker for example is a sport ready made for in-play gambling online and gambling on snooker has therefore become a very popular gambling activity, particularly the major ranking tournaments. There are so many different gambling opportunities available during a snooker tournament that snooker gambling fans have a huge choice as to how to place their bets. These range from the obvious overall winner to winners of every match or frame, highest breaks in both the tournament and each match, and of course individual match scores. It is this range of gambling options which makes gambling on snooker so popular among sports gambling fans. August is of course a relatively quiet period as far as ranking snooker tournaments are concerned and many of the top ranked players are able to take a break before the next major tournament, the Shanghai Masters starts in September. However real snooker gambling enthusiasts who follow the sport very closely will know that those players on the fringe of automatic qualification will be gearing up for the qualifying rounds starting on the 12th August and will no doubt be considering their gambling options for these qualifying rounds.