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If you thought less traditional online casino games like mahjong, backgammon and gin rummy were growing more popular, take a gander at online billiards. Yes indeed folks - the cue ball and stick are in virtual form, and it's catching on quick. Thanks to sites like Billiards Magic and the World Snooker Association (worldsnooker.com), the game of snooker...err, billiards, pool (whatever you want to call it), is catching on with players much in the same way that online poker took, albeit far less explosively.

First off, why all the different names? Well, the term billiards is actually the most encompassing, for it refers to all sports played on the green table, including pool and snooker. If you're from the U.S. you're probably more familiar with pool. If you're from the UK, snooker is the game you will know. It's kind of like calling football "soccer" and vice versa. However, there are some slight differences in how traditional pool and snooker are played. Instead of trying to pocket all the balls in pool, snooker works on a point system. It is played on a larger table and consists of twenty-one balls total (15 are red; 6 are colored), not to mention the white cue ball.

Having achieved a formidable level of popularity in the land-based world, it was only a matter of time before snooker and pool made their way on the internet. And yes, I'm talking about real money betting here. Isn't that what sporting is all about...making bets? Just kidding. I know it should be about the fun and competition, which I must say is still present in the online version of the game.

Apparently, the aforementioned site, Billiards Magic sends players to download Play89's online billiards software, which allows users to play snooker, pool and another pool derivative called Carom. The software download is free, and players can either play for fun or make a deposit with the cashier (in the same way you would with an online casino). Tournament competitions take place round the clock, which seem to be growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Much in the same way that the World Poker Tour and WSOP created a buzz for poker and online poker rooms took off, the World Snooker Association is drawing together the land-based circuit on its busy website.

Originally published: January, 2008 | Categories: Casino Games

 

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