That Ladbrokes signed a major snooker sponsorship deal of the 2016 editions of the World Grand Prix and Players Championships? These are two major snooker tournaments organised by World Snooker. As part of the agreement, Ladbrokes will double the bonus paid by World Snooker to any player who scores a successful 147 break. The Grand Prix sees 32 players from a one-year ranking list. Judd Trump, the current title holder, beated Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2015's final. The Players Championship features players from the Order of Merits from the European and Asian Tours. Ladbrokes notes that snooker is becoming an increasingly popular sport for live betting. Almost 80% of stakes placed during matches in 2015. Both the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix and the Ladbrokes Players Championship will see many of the world’s best players competing for a prestigious title. That Ladbrokes will replace William Hill as the official corporate bookmaker of the Melbourne Racing Club from January 1st, 2016. In a 3 year deal, Ladbrokes will become naming rights partner of Sandown Racecourse. The bookmaker will also take naming rights to 11 races.