The basic difference between snooker and 8-ball billiards is of the balls. There are different colors of balls that are used in both games. In snooker, there are 15 red balls and 6 colored balls whereas the 8-ball billiards is played with total 15 balls among which 7 are solid and 7 of them are stripped and one black ball. There is also a difference in the way these both games are played.
The winner of the 8-ball game is decided upon 5 world snooker championship schedule who ever pockets all of their balls first, either stripped or solid and at the end pockets the eight ball. In some games of the 8-ball billiards, the winner is decided rather quickly, based on whoever pockets the black 8-ball first. This is a one hit win and decides the match in an instant. On the other hand, snooker is a game that decides the winner on the basis on of points they gained by pocketing the balls. The player with the most points wins the game of snooker.
Both of these games are played on a table, and although the size of the table may be different but both tables have 6 pockets and a cue ball that is used to hit the object balls. In the 8-ball billiards, you choose a color, i.e. either stripped balls or solid ones or try to pocket them before your opponent and when you have done so, all you have to do in order to win the game is pocket the black 8 ball.
In snooker, you have to pocket all of the red balls first. When you pocket a red ball, you have to pocket a colored ball as well. Otherwise your turn to play will end and you will have to wait for your opponent to take his turn at the red balls. Most players try to maximize their score by pocketing the black ball after pocketing a red ball.