Masters Snooker: Betting Offers
Ray Reardon, Dennis Taylor, Steve Davies, John Higgins - just some of the big names who have won the Masters Snooker Tournament since its inception in 1975.
Back then, only the top ten players in the world were invited and the final was won by John Spencer, who beat Ray Reardon 9–8 to win the first Masters and £2,000 in prize money.
Masters Snooker Tournaments
Today the Masters Snooker Tournament is the second longest running in the pro-snooker calendar, after the World Championships, with plenty of betting promotions for both competitions.
Not only is The Masters the second oldest tournament, it’s now also the second biggest in terms of Snooker betting and also prize money which helps attract the very best players.
Everyone in Snooker looks forward to this one, online bookies, Snooker betting punters and players alike. It’s limited to the top ranked 16 players plus two wild cards; and it's a great way to use the free bets on offer to try to predict them.
Easy matches simply don’t exist, and from the very first there are some great markets to use free bets or the betting promotions at Bet Victor that cater for snooker bets.
Masters Snooker betting is always a big hit with Snooker fans, there’s great TV coverage and each match is the best of 11 frames except the final which is the best of 19.
You can use free bets to bet frame by frame thanks to the live betting services at bookies like Bet Victor, on each game, and of course on the tournament winner, and with so many betting offers out there it’s a great way to have a flutter.
The Masters 2013
This year’s Masters Tournament is being held at Alexandra Palace, London commencing January 13th, 2013 and finishing eight days later on the 20th.
But there’s no need to wait until then to start to use free bet offers, the bookies are already eager for you to place a bet. As with last year’s tournament, which was won by Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O'Sullivan, the next World Championship promises to be just as dramatic and wide open.
Ronnie is the favourite, followed by Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby. But it could all change and now could be a good time to use a Snooker betting offer and bet on the winner.
With snooker, accuracy is key; and to help you pick a winner and to make best use of the free bets available at the best online bookies, here’s some food for thought: Backing the previous year’s runner-up in the Masters Snooker Tournament could be a good idea.
Since 2000, the runner-up has gone on to win the tournament the following year on five separate occasions it's certainly an option that punters should consider.
Mark Williams did it first when he followed up on his second place in 2002 and went on to win in 2003. Ronnie O’Sullivan was beaten by Paul Hunter in 2004, but won in 2005.
Hunter defeated John Higgins in 2005 and Higgins came back the following year to get his revenge by beating Hunter in 2006. Mark Selby, who lost to O’Sullivan in 2009, was the last runner up to come back a winner when he beat O’Sullivan in the final the next year.
But it isn’t all about the outright winner and the individual matches. Handicap betting can be a good way to back the outsider, with frame scores, highest break, and plenty of other ways to make use of Snooker betting offers.
With bookies offering so many betting offers including moneyback offers, double returns and deposit bonuses - there’s no better time to bet on Masters Snooker!