Sports gamblers in the UK and Ireland understandably tend to concentrate their attention on the sports which are in season over here, but most professional sport is now an all year round activity with players travelling the world to compete in tournaments all over the globe. Snooker for instance is now a worldwide sport and a perfect example of the opportunities that year round tournaments offer to sports gamblers. Gamblers on snooker can now follow their favourite players all year and not only place a variety of bets with online bookmakers, but they can even watch the major tournaments online. Having just competed in the snooker World Cup in Bangkok, most of the leading snooker players are now in Australia for the Australian Goldfields Open, and snooker gamblers will already have been surprised by a number of shock results. John Higgins and Ali Carter are already out of the tournament in the first round, and with Ronnie O’Sullivan absent the overall winner is now an interesting gamble. Paddy Power currently have Mark Williams as favourite, with Shaun Murphy and Ding Junhui second and third respectively. Gamblers on snooker may well feel that Ding Junhui at 11/2, and fresh from his victory with China in the World Cup, could be the most attractive bet, although this tournament could yet have more surprises. Snooker gamblers can of course bet on each individual match as the tournament progresses, and both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes also offer a wide range bets on highest break, frames won, 50+ breaks and many others. Snooker is a game which offers sports gamblers a huge range of bets, and is ideal for live gambling online. If snooker’s your game in our season, check out the online gambling coverage of tournaments currently being played.