Snooker Player Suspended Over Irregular Betting Patterns

This week the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association revealed that it has suspended English player Mark King in relation to irregular betting patterns that were picked up regarding a match he was involved in.

The match in question took place on February 13th and saw King playing against Joe Perry at the Welsh Open. The details on the irregular patterns weren't made publicly available, but the WPBSA did say that the suspension would be indefinite pending the outcome of the investigation. It is possible that the allegations could be investigated by law enforcement, although no information as to whether or not the case is being investigated by authorities was made available.

King does have the right to appeal the suspension. He has been active as a snooker professional for thirty years.

There have been a number of snooker-related suspensions recently. A swath of Chinese players have been suspended and charged on allegations of match-fixing.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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