The WPBSA has built up an international network to combat the risk of corruption in the sport.
The WPBSA has built working partnerships with sports regulators, The IBIA and betting operators worldwide. The WPBSA works as part of the Sports Betting Group and Sports Betting Integrity Forum in the UK.
Through its partnership with Sportradar the WPBSA monitors betting on snooker in all markets across the world. Any deviation from normal betting patterns is investigated.
Through the network of contacts and working with partners the WPBSA will usually be made aware of suspicious betting patterns in relation to a match before it is played. The message is that if a player seeks to provide inside information to persons in order for them to make money through betting, or manipulate any aspect of a match, they will be caught and will be dealt with under the WPBSA Members Rules Betting Rules, where the maximum penalty is a life ban from any involvement with the sport. The WPBSA has worked hard to rid the sport from any corruption and believes that snooker is now one of the cleanest sports in the world.
The WPBSA Integrity Unit will assess and analyse information received on a confidential basis, reporting to the WPBSA Integrity lead any matters that it considers may require further investigation and regulatory action.
The WPBSA welcomes any information relating to corruption in snooker or billiards, including information on match fixing, gambling in snooker or billiards by participating players, or any other information relating to attempts by potential corruptors to compromise the players or match officials in any manner. Such information can be passed to the Integrity Unit either through a confidential email:
The identity of any person sharing information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be revealed to anyone without the specific permission of the person providing the information.
The WPBSA are developing education for players, coaches and officials on integrity and corruption issues. New players on the tour complete an induction process including an input on integrity and corruption.
The WPBSA is a member of the following groups: