Under the guidance of Chairman Barry Hearn, Snooker has enjoyed vast global growth, with fans from all corners of the world flocking to watch the biggest names on the baize.
It is estimated that there are 100 million active snooker players and a global television audience of 450 million viewers, with 80 countries watching live major events via 23 broadcasters.
Prize money has soared to an all-time high and there are now more ranking tournaments in a calendar season than ever before, offering the game greater exposure and allowing for emerging stars to make an impact at the highest level.
While the old guard remain firmly at the summit of the world rankings, the likes of Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Kyren Wilson, Anthony McGill and Mark Allen have all affirmed themselves as hot snooker properties in recent years.
Five-time World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan, though, remains snooker's biggest box office attraction, and although his appearances in televised tournaments have been somewhat scarce of late, he remains the most naturally gifted player on the planet.
Snooker now appears to be enjoying a 'second wind' following its initial boom in the 1980s, and despite more events being taken to China, its traditional home remains in the UK, particularly at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield - which continues to stage the annual World Championship.
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