The titans of the baize head to The Crucible for the 2021 World Snooker Championship, and we’ve compiled a guide to the best free bets and betting offers available.
The sport’s annual show-piece features the world’s top 16 ranked players alongside a further 16 qualifiers as they battle it out for £2.4 million in prize money from April 17 to May 3.
A host of decorated stars and exciting emerging talents lock horns at the sport’s spiritual home for the 45th consecutive staging in Sheffield.
A limited capacity crowd will be present inside the iconic venue for the opening fortnight, before the potential for a full capacity for the final.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the reigning champion after he thrashed Kyren Wilson 18-8 in the final last August.
The World Snooker Championship is undoubtedly the most popular events among snooker punters and we’ve picked out the best free bet offers and specials currently available.
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World Snooker Championship Betting Offers
Skybet Ronnie O’Sullivan 5/1 Boost
Skybet are offering a 5/1 price boost (was 9/2) for Ronnie O’Sullivan to win the 2021 World Snooker Championship.
O’Sullivan returns to Sheffield as defending champion as he bids to equal Stephen Hendry’s record tally of seven world titles.
The 45-year-old enters the competition as second favourite behind world number one Judd Trump and is always a popular pick among punters given his widespread reputation as the greatest player of all time.
In addition to this outright boost and daily enhancements throughout the tournament, Skybet are also offering new customers £20 in free bets to use on the World Snooker Championship when registering and placing a first sports bet of £5.
Price BoostRonnie O'Sullivan to win 5/1 Add to betslip 18+ | Begambleaware.org
Paddy Power 12/1 for a century break in every match
With the sport’s most prolific break-builders on show over a multi-session format, expect centuries aplenty at The Crucible this year.
A total of 79 century breaks were made by 27 different players during the main stages of last year’s World Championship, while 2019 saw 23 different players compile a total of 100 centuries.
Paddy Power are offering a 12/1 enhanced special from 9/1 for every match to feature at least one century break this year.
Recommended Bet1+ century in every match 12/1 Claim Here 18+ | Begambleaware.org
William Hill 40/1 for Ronnie O’Sullivan to win the World Championship and make a 147 break
Ronnie O’Sullivan is snooker’s maximum king, having compiled more 147 breaks (15) than any other player in professional competition.
Three of those maximums have come at The Crucible, including the infamous record of five minutes and eight seconds back in 1997.
O’Sullivan is one of only seven players to have achieved a perfect frame in snooker’s show-piece event, and William Hill are offering a 40/1 special for The Rocket to add to his tally en route to defending the title.
Recommended BetO'Sullivan to win and make a 147 40/1 Claim Here 18+ | Begambleaware.org
World Snooker Championship Free Bets
Bet £10 and get £30 in Free Bets on the Betfred World Championship
Betfred are the title sponsors of the World Snooker Championship and are offering all new customers £30 in Free Bets when joining and placing a first bet of £10.
Betfred have a long affinity with the World Championship, having initially sponsored the tournament between 2009-2012 before returning from 2015-2022.
To qualify for £30 in Free Bets, plus 60 free spins, simply register with Betfred, deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ at odds of Evens or above.
As title sponsors, Betfred offer great value for snooker betting and will be offering multiple price boosts each day of the event.
Paddy Power £20 risk-free bet on the World Snooker Championship
Paddy Power are offering all new customers a £20 risk-free bet to use on any snooker market.
To redeem your risk-free bet, simply register a new account with Paddy Power, place a first bet of up to £20 on snooker and if it loses, you will get your stake back as cash.
The offer is available to residents of UK or Republic of Ireland and any applicable refund will be processed within an hour of the qualifying bet being settled as a loser.
Paddy Power Free Bet if one leg of your snooker acca lets you down
As well as their generous sign-up offer, Paddy Power are also offering all customers a free bet if one leg of your World Championship acca lets you down.
The offer applies to pre-match accumulators with a minimum of four selections at minimum odds of 1/5 per selection.
Your first snooker acca each day will be covered by Paddy Power’s acca insurance, with a maximum free bet of £10 per day.
The free bet will be credited by 12pm the following day and will be available for seven days from when it is credited.
£20 in World Snooker Championship Free Bets with Skybet
- Visit Skybet via this special link
- Register a new account (Must be 18+)
- Place a qualifying bet of £5 or more at odds of EVS or above
- You will be credited with 2 x £10 free bets following the settlement of the qualifying bet
Get up to £100 in World Snooker Championship Bet Credits with Bet365
- Go to Bet365.com via this special link
- Register an account and make a first deposit of up to £100
- Receive up to £100 in Bet Credits*
*New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.