Former World Champion Stuart Bingham has been referred to the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee with a 'case to answer' regarding an alleged breach of betting rules.
Following an initial investigation, a decision has now been taken that there is a case to answer for the 2015 Crucible winner.
The matter has now been referred to the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee where a formal hearing will take place at a venue and date to be confirmed.
The case relates to bets placed on snooker matches, however there is no suggestion of any match manipulation or corruption by the world number three.
In January, Alfie Burden was handed a six-month suspended ban and fined £5,000 after being found to have placed more than 80 snooker accumulator bets between 2006 and 2016 totalling £25,000.
WPBSA Betting Rules extract:
2.1 It shall be a breach of these Rules for a Member to do any of the following:
126.96.36.199 to place, accept, lay or otherwise make a Bet with any other person in relation to the result, score, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Tour and/or any Tournament or Match in events sanctioned by the WPBSA, WSL or WBL;
188.8.131.52 to solicit, induce, entice, instruct, persuade, encourage, facilitate, authorise or permit any other person to enter into a Bet for the Member’s direct or in direct benefit in relation to the result, score, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Tour and/or any Tournament or Match in events sanctioned by the WPBSA, WSL, WBL, WLBS or WDBS;