What is The Scottish Open (Snooker)?

The Scottish Open is a ranking professional world snooker event that is held in the United Kingdom. It has had many names throughout its inception and was formerly called the International Open and the Players Championship. It was named the Scottish Open after it began being sponsored by Imperial Tobacco under their Regal brand. The tournament is currently sponsored by the betting company BetVictor.


Is it a Popular Event?

Snooker is fairly popular in the United Kingdom and many other places in the world. It has many followers and such popularity extends to the Scottish Open. Many tune in to watch the final or the semis and the quarter-finals. Fans who choose to place their bets pay attention to who is the defending champion, who was last year’s runner-up, and more. Many also take into consideration events like the quarter-finals Brecel excelled in or the Semi-Finals McGill struggled to win. Popular players like Jamie Jones can also affect the betting enthusiasm of punters for the event.

How to Bet On Scottish Open?

Betting on the Scottish Open is as easy as betting on any other sport. All you have to do is to head to a betting site or a betting shop and place your bets. Before you do, it is a good idea to check figures like team rankings countries, ranking title and teams add. This will help you get a better idea of who has the best chances of winning and also it will give you a better idea of the odds.

Betting Online

Aside from the traditional betting shops, betting online via online betting sites. There are many out there. Just make sure that your choice of the betting site is regulated by the proper bodies in the UK. If you enjoy live or in lay betting, you may choose to go for a betting site that allows in-play betting. That way you can track Scottish Open Live Scores, the latest scores, and hopefully, they can provide this in a single frame so you won’t have to jump from one tab to another.


Snooker Betting Tips

Below we’ve compiled a couple of useful betting tips for anyone who is considering betting on the Scottish Open.

Understand the Game

One of the biggest things you can do to help improve the chances of your having a qualifying bet settlement, and also the chances of you enjoying the game more, is if you spend some time getting to know the game. Find out about the leagues, the different player data, the referee, and other services. Watch as many games as you can on YouTube or do a quick search for the most popular games on Google.

Betting Types

There is more than just one type of bet. Yes, you can spend your entire gambling life just placing single bets on who you think the winner will be. But there is more to betting that. There are so many different betting types that you can explore and when it comes to betting on snooker, why not give them a try. Try multiple bets or accumulator bets. These have smaller stakes and you have higher chances of winning than you would with single bets.

Betting FAQ

  • Is Betting on Snooker Legal In The UK?

    Yes. And not just on snooker. Betting in all shapes and forms is legal in the UK. That is, as long as you place your bets via sites, shops, or casinos that are regulated by the UK Gambling Council. In addition to betting and gambling on snooker being legal, any winnings you get from qualifying bets are going to be tax-free. You can declare them and the UK government is not going to tax you. That also means that you cannot deduct any gambling losses from your income tax report either.

  • Can You Use Free Bets to Bet On Snooker?

    Yes. You are allowed to use your free bets, including betting on snooker. Most betting sites will give you bonuses like welcome bonuses, deposit bonuses, or promotional bonuses. You can use these to place your bets just as you would cash bet credits. The main difference between a free bet and a cash bet is that free bets may be subject to minimum odds whereas a cash bet isn't. You may also find that most betting sites have wagering requirements for bets made with your free bet credits.

  • How to Find the Best Snooker Odds?

    One of the best ways to find the best snooker odds is to shop around. Look at the odds offered by multiple betting sites and bet with the site that offers you the best odds possible. Another great tip for finding the best snooker odds is to place your bets as close to the start of the Scottish Open as possible. This way the odds would have started to settle better.