It seems to come around about once a year. That’s the concern that England’s punters who wager on snooker events are being snookered.
Last week, officials said there were two matches being scrutinized for irregularities. The first involved Scotland’s Ross Muir, who defeated Thai champion Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon, 5-0. The second had the Thai player, Passakorn Suwannawat, losing 5-4 to Egypt’s Mohammed Khairy.
The World Professional Billiard and Snooker Association was quoted as saying it was made “aware of the unusual betting patterns” on both matches, as seen by the bookmakers in Doncaster, England.
After probing the matches, the Association said it would announce its decision regarding further action.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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