Snooker has been a popular betting medium since the 1970s and in 1978 Coral became the first big sponsor of the second most prestigious tournament to carry world-ranking points, the UK Championship.
The sport adapted well to television - sponsors became keen to give their names to tournaments - and with many viewers switching on to watch extensive coverage of the latter stages of major events betting turnover grew together with the number of markets on which punters could bet.
In 1985 the climax of the World Championship final drew a staggering post-midnight TV audience of 18.5 million.
The quality of snooker played by the top professionals continues to improve, and in important tournaments prices are quoted on a variety of markets such as highest break, 50-ups, ton-ups and total points supremacy.
One of the advantages of betting online is that bookmakers can contact customers to advise them of any errors. What does not work, of course, is if customers do not check the e-mail address they gave when opening the account or else fail to update... more
From BBC Sport
In correct frame betting the full number of frames required to win a match must be completed. If this does not happen for any reason then Correct Frame bets will be void.