Fans and online bookmakers alike have their favourites but which player will show the required Steel in Sheffield to take the title?
The famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, UK is the venue for a fortnight of highs and lows at the baize- one of the highlights of the sporting season- and if history is anything to go by, snooker betting is set to go through the roof – especially on the internet as the event is usually sponsored by one of the various online bookmakers. The fixtures are yet to be announced but 888sport.com have great special markets available ahead of the tournament, as well as Live Betting throughout every match and highly competitive odds. There are also several ways to earn free bets, so it's hardly surprising that 888sport is the online bookmaker of choice and first port of call when placing bets on the snooker.
The World Championships tend to bring out the very best in players, despite their standings in the world rankings. The array of top names engraved on the trophy is testament to the allure of the competition and the final is watched by an audience of millions worldwide.
Betting forums are full of advice about being 'brave' enough to bet on the underdog as defying the odds can sometimes have 'fruitful results for the predictor. And if you're still hesitant, you can use a free bet.'
A spokesman for English youngster Judd Trump, whose form has elevated him up to 2nd in the world standings, emphasized the importance of the World Championships by declaring: 'Winning this title would be one of the highlights of his life, let alone his career. It would be the simplest proof that hard graft really can bring about favourable results.'
Whoever reaches the final, we're in for a thrilling couple of weeks, so don't miss out on the chance to check the list of fixtures, make your predictions and bet on Snooker's grandest competition today.