Gambling is forbidden, but even when money is involved, the game is about skill and accuracy, not chance. There is a significant distinction, and while many people believe it is terrible, according to the definitions, it is not haram.
Billiards is a game that can be used for entertainment purposes only. It involves shooting balls at wooden or plastic balls with pockets, just like in pool. However, since it is possible to lose balls and coins during play, it is recommended that you play in a private room or venue that allows gambling. You should also ensure that the billiard tables are clean before playing because dirt or grease on the table may affect how well you shoot.
Although billiards is not considered gambling, it is still viewed as a form of entertainment by some Muslims. Therefore, if you choose to play this game, it is recommended that you do so in a manner that does not violate Islamic laws.
The main purpose of Billiards is entertainment. Since it is not possible to win or lose money, it is not prohibited by Islam.
Pool is a game. The term "pool" refers to a group bet or ante. Pool tables were added to allow guests to spend the time in between races. The two became associated in the public consciousness, although the negative connotation of "pool room" stemmed from the betting that occurred there, not from billiards.
The first known reference to billiards was in 1673 when it was described by John Evelyn in his diary as "a new game much played now-a-days". It has been suggested that because the ball was made of leather and had no valves, it was similar to tennis before that game developed its own name. There are several theories on how pool got its name; the most popular being that it was named after an American who started playing it in New York City. Charles H. Billiard opened a pool hall in 1879. He may have chosen the name to make it sound more fashionable than a "dive bar". Another theory states that the name comes from the fact that the balls used in play were kept in a pool table case which would supply any number of balls if needed. Yet another theory suggests that the name came from the fact that the table itself was marked with little pools where the balls were dropped during play. None of these explanations are certain, but they do offer possible answers to why pool was called what it was.
After Billiard's death, his wife owned the salon for many years.
A winning hazard shot is one in which the cue ball is utilized to pocket another ball. In snooker, this is known as "potting."
The word "shot" is used here in the most general sense; that is, any offensive movement of the cue or balls intended to hit and possibly stop (or pot) a ball.
In fact, there are several methods by which a player can win a frame. The most common is called the "safety shot," where the player uses a side-spin shot with the object of going into one of the two small pockets (the "safeties") on the side of the table. If successful, the player has won a safety, which is worth 1 point. There are other ways to win points during a game: hitting the reds (which are the balls) to earn break points; or shooting at the ivory ('island' ball), which is used as a target ball for practice shots.
Safety shots are very important in snooker because they determine how far you can go up in the handball before you need a new ball. So even though it is possible to lose a frame if you pot all of your balls, it is unlikely. Usually, it will come down to whether you can pot more balls than your opponent.