Snooker’s one frame knockout event will be sponsored by 888-Casino for the first time,and will take place between January 24th-26th. Martin Gould will be defending the title he won earlier this year by defeating Mark Allen 104-0 in the final.
The world’s top 64 players will compete at the Circus Tavern,Blackpool for the £32,000 top prize which will be covered exclusively by SkySports.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome 888casino.com on board for what has quickly become known as snooker’s most exhilarating quick-fire event. Snooker is a rapidly growing sport and the exposure we can offer for the 888casino.com brand has led them to get involved with a range of events this season.
“The 888casino.com Shoot-Out will once again provide fantastic entertainment for the fans. The arena in Blackpool produces a cauldron-like atmosphere so it’s all about which player can think quickly under pressure. It’s a dramatic three days of snooker.”