Snooker was invented by Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain in 1875 in India. No, not that Neville Chamberlain - another one. For anyone who is completely new to the sport it can be explained as similar to billiards, although it is quite different. The basic principle of the sport is basically the same though; the goal is to land the balls in the pockets on the table, but here is where the games go separate ways. Snooker can be played in many different ways (just like billiards), the most common game is the 6-red varieties of snooker, power snooker and snooker plus. The sport is particularly popular in the UK, where the sport is also often aired on tv.
If you want to learn more about snooker history there are a few players that you should know about - namely the number one ranking players in the world. The stars of snooker are Ray Reardon, Cliff Thorburn, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, John Higgins, Mark Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Williams, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Judd Trump and Chinese Ding Junhui who was ranked the number one player for fifteen days in January 2015. The majority of said players are from the British Isles, although snooker is somewhat of a cultural geographic sport.
For anyone interested in betting on snooker, you have a vast market of odds available. In addition to tournament results, you can also bet on winner, first round winner, total number of frames, asian handicap, correct result, centuries in the match, 147-break in the match, four frame lead, match will go into final frame, winners half, winner nationality, winning quarter, winning match, highest break in the match and many more markets. Before betting on snooker it's a good idea to learn the rules and regulations for each the market you are interested in.
As you can see there are many different betting markets for snooker. If you take a little bit of time to learn the sport and get familiar with the history of it, you will find that it really has a lot to offer.