Ex-world snooker champ banned for breaching betting rules

BRISTOL, England — Former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham was given a six-month ban on Tuesday for breaking rules about betting on matches, including those in which he was playing.

Bingham was found to have placed bets of nearly 36,000 pounds ($47,200) on snooker matches from 2003-15, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said.

The 41-year-old Bingham admitted to a small amount of betting using two accounts in his own name. But the WPBSA said a disciplinary hearing "found him to be guilty of much greater betting" including "bets on his own matches using an account in his manager's name."

With half the ban suspended until October 2018, Bingham — the 2015 world champion — is free to return on Jan. 26. He will miss the UK Championships and the Masters, two of the biggest events on the calendar, but will be back in time for the world championship starting April.

"There is no suggestion whatsoever that Stuart Bingham was doing anything to influence match outcomes or engaged in any corrupt activity," the WPBSA said, "he was solely betting on snooker."

Related News

LeBron ejected, Love scores 38 as Cavs beat Heat 108-97

Nov 29, 2017

Love scores 32 in first half, LeBron tossed in third quarter as Cavs down Heat 108-97 for ninth straight win

Platini's biggest fan earns soccer memorabilia records

Sep 8, 2017

A Cypriot man who idolizes French soccer great Michel Platini has earned two entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collections of soccer and sporting memorabilia

Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC

Feb 22, 2017

The Indians are supporting elite reliever Andrew Miller's decision to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but that doesn't mean the team isn't nervous about it

You may also like these

LeBron ejected, Love scores 38 as Cavs beat Heat 108-97

Nov 29, 2017

Love scores 32 in first half, LeBron tossed in third quarter as Cavs down Heat 108-97 for ninth straight win

Platini's biggest fan earns soccer memorabilia records

Sep 8, 2017

A Cypriot man who idolizes French soccer great Michel Platini has earned two entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collections of soccer and sporting memorabilia

Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC

Feb 22, 2017

The Indians are supporting elite reliever Andrew Miller's decision to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but that doesn't mean the team isn't nervous about it

Live Score

www.unogoal.xyz

All Sports Today provides premium digital content to the connected sports fans all over the world. We deliver breaking news, in-depth analysis with scores and statistics of your favorite team.

Contact us: sales@allsportstoday.com

AquaticsArcheryAutomobile RacingBadmintonBaseballBasketballBiathlonBobsleddingBowlingBoxingBridgeBullfightingCanoeing And KayakingCheerleadingChessCompetitive EatingCricketCurlingCyclingDog ShowsEquestrianFencingField HockeyFootballGolfGymnasticsHandballHockeyHorse RacingLacrosseLugeMartial ArtsModern PentathlonMotorboat RacingMotorcycle RacingPokerPoloRacquetballRodeoRoller SportsRowingRugbySailingShootingSkateboardingSkatingSkiingSnookerSnowboardingSoccerSoftballSquashTable TennisTennisTrack And FieldTriathlonVolleyball GamesWeightliftingWind SurfingWrestling Press