In the overall sports gambling scene we’re not sure where gambling on snooker comes in terms of popularity, but there is no doubt that televised snooker at the highest level remains a fascinating and riveting watch. Snooker gambling fans will clearly be aware that the Betfair Masters, the second major of the season, has now reached the semi-final stage with both matches scheduled for this afternoon. Snooker has undergone something of a makeover in recent years in terms of presentation, not universally popular in some quarters, but the introduction of the players along the lines of a darts tournament does add a little drama to get the audience in the mood. The heady days when millions stayed up late into the night to watch snooker are probably over, but there is no doubt that gambling on snooker does offer a wide range of gambling options apart from a simple prediction of the winner. The semi-finals have paired Neil Robertson with Shaun Murphy in the first match, with Robertson 8/13 with Ladbrokes to win. The second semi involves tournament favourite Mark Selby against the surprise packet Graham Dott. Not many snooker gambling enthusiasts will have expected Dott to have beaten world number two Judd Trump quite so easily to reach this stage of the tournament, and the bookmakers have Selby as clear favourite to reach the final. With both semi-finals having odds on favourites with the bookmakers, sports fans thinking of gambling on snooker this weekend may prefer to bet on the overall tournament winner to achieve better odds, and not entire unsurprisingly the bookmakers all have Mark Selby as the favourite to overcome Neil Robertson in the final tomorrow. Some snooker gambling fans may also be interested in a special offer with Paddy Power promising your money back if there is a century break in the final frame.