The nights are now beginning to draw in and summer is receding in favour of autumn. It is time to consider what this means in terms of our gambling activities, in particular our online gambling. The longer evenings which are often accompanied by more inclement weather usually result in our spending more time indoors, and most observers agree that more of us are likely to turn our attentions to leisure pursuits we can do from home. It is generally recognised for instance that online casino gambling is always more popular during the autumn and winter months, and our sports gambling interests inevitably tend to switch to the winter sports. Many sports are of course effectively all year round gambling opportunities in the current age of easy worldwide communications, but there is still a tendency for us to associate certain sports with particular seasons. A perfect example is the game of snooker, which although now played professionally all over the world, many of us still associate with the major televised tournaments from autumn to spring. Snooker is of course a perfect sport for in play gambling, and gambling on snooker is increasingly popular particularly during the major ranking events. The next ranking tournament for snooker gambling enthusiasts is the Shanghai Masters starting on 16th September, followed by the India Open which will be the first ever snooker ranking event held in the that country. The end of October sees the start of the International Championship in China, and then all snooker gambling fans will tune in to the York Barbican for the UK Championship starting on the 27th November. Critics of gambling on snooker often claim that there are few surprise results in the major tournaments which are played over more frames, but the failure of Judd Trump to qualify for the India Open perhaps disproves that theory. In any event gambling on snooker offers a wide range of gambling options and is not simply confined to selecting the overall winner, and we can think of many sports in which the pre-tournament favourite is quoted at far smaller odds than those available in snooker.