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Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?

Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?

Update: 2019-04-29
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The next best thing to being at a sporting fixture has to be going to a pub with a group of mates – but the number of boozers is dwindling.



This week, broadcaster Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce take a deeper dive into the world of 'pub' sports, namely darts and snooker. 



As pubs continue to close or be 'gastro-ed' will we see the death of darts and pool being played for fun? We talk to Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association for her opinion. 



The Snooker World Championship is currently on and prize money is growing – but could that be at threat with betting advertising in the crosshairs of government? 



Although Britain is not as Snooker Loopy as it once was - with numbers playing dwindling - in China, some 60million are estimated to regularly play. 



Meanwhile, we talk to the 68th best darts player in the world – Matthew 'Prime Time' Edgar about how he got into the sport, its future, and why he wouldn't like it to become an Olympic event. 



Has Barry Hearn been good for darts (and snooker)? And just how rapidly have earnings grown on the oche? 



We also take a look at the news that the Premier League wage bill has hit nearly £3billion and Lee reveals all on his La Liga, Athletic Bilbao experience. 



This is the last episode of season one of This is Moneyball – we'll be back in June.

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Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?

Has enhanced prize money in darts and snooker created a better standard?

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