In the middle of a major football tournament, which unfortunately has not been a successful experience for Ireland, it may be worth pointing out that sports gambling takes many different forms. We often forget that football and horse racing are not the only sports which offer gambling opportunities, and that some of the other lower profile sports can in fact even provide a better range of gambling options. One of these is the game of snooker, which is now played throughout the year all over the world. In Britain and Ireland, snooker has generally been a minority sport in terms of participation but since Pot Black hit our television screens almost fifty years ago snooker has become a hugely popular spectator sport, particularly the major tournaments, and snooker gambling has increased accordingly. The nature of the game lends itself to in-play gambling in particular, because the outcome of almost every shot is uncertain and just one miss can turn a potential winning lead into a lost game. Snooker gambling fans tell us that gambling on snooker is often the most exciting sports gambling experience you can get, and with so many good young players joining the circuit every year there is always the chance of an upset and therefore the opportunity to back an outsider. Most snooker experts will always tell you that the major tournaments are more predictable because of the number of games in each match, but the vast majority of the snooker tournaments now being played around the world are much shorter and therefore offer a better snooker gambling opportunity. If sports gambling is your main gambling activity, it may be time to look beyond the mainstream gambling sports and try your luck at one of the lower profile sports such as snooker.