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Stuart Bingham faces six months ban for betting breaches

Stuart Bingham faces six months ban for betting breaches

Former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been found guilty of betting breaches and has been banned for six months. The 41-year-old, snooker champion is guilty of breaking World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) rules on betting on matches involving him and other players.

The WPBSA said that there was no suggestion that Bingham aimed to “influence matches or engage in any corrupt activity”. Now, while half of his ban will be suspended, the world number 10 must also pay £20,000 in costs.

The WPBSA told that his total estimated betting on snooker in the past seven years is £35,771 which includes several bets on his matches. According to the organization, Bingham often used proxy accounts to bet. It is therefore not possible to estimate whether he won or lost from his betting activity.

Above all, Jason Ferguson, the WPBSA Chairman said, "It is very disappointing to see such a high profile player fall foul of the WPBSA betting rules.”