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18 Mar 23 19:57
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Report dambuster June 10, 2023 5:53 PM BST
Whats the latest on this ?
Report pandora1963 June 11, 2023 10:20 PM BST
wish i knew, if he gets a light sentence after what happened to the chinese lads then it's no justice is it
Report Latalomne June 21, 2023 10:47 AM BST
No news since he was suspended. 

WillHill still sitting on the money from the match in question.
Report dambuster September 18, 2023 4:10 PM BST
Is this still going on ?
Report Latalomne September 20, 2023 8:21 AM BST
It would appear so, yes.  I still haven't been paid out / refunded, nothing has been mentioned by the authorities, and King is still not playing.
Report gjohn101 September 20, 2023 9:10 AM BST
It's been what, 6 or so months since the suspension, so not yet an outlandish amount of time by the usual standards of these matters, though given it's apparently concerning just one match, you'd wonder why it does seem to be dragging on. Unless it's widened in scope from the outset, difficult to know. King did have the right to appeal the suspension and chose not to do so, whatever that suggests. More interesting, he's been selling stuff off recently, including his star table, which really would suggest he himself sees little chance of a reprieve coming.
Report Latalomne September 20, 2023 9:26 AM BST
Very interesting, mate.  The match in question (certainly the red flag raising one) was 13th Feb, so we're already past 7 months, and only one month shy of the total time the investigation into the Chinese players took!
Report Latalomne September 20, 2023 9:27 AM BST
(granted I guess some of the resources available to them might have been tied up on the Chinese cases until the conclusion of that)
Report gjohn101 September 20, 2023 10:11 AM BST
Being a bit pedantic here mate but from Liangs suspension to decision was 8 months but i think that investigation was ongoing for months prior to that, possibly flowing seamlessly from the assault investigation and charge. But i think you're nail on head there with resources. They obviously threw the kitchen sink at that one and, for whatever reason, they seemed determined to have it wrapped up by the end of the season and not drag on into summer. Had a look at past cases and 6/7 months seems about average though a relatively simple case like Jamie Jones was all done in 4 which you'd think might apply to King. Don't know really, maybe it's just not a priority, i don't see why they couldn't at least release some generic, nothing statement - investigation is ongoing, player remains suspended etc - just to let people know they haven't forgotten about it or are hoping they do and King just disappears and we all carry on like nothing ever happened!
Report Latalomne September 20, 2023 10:58 AM BST
Fair one, mate.

Yeah, I have considered asking WST directly, just to make sure they realise we haven't forgotten!

They managed to get away with never (so far as I'm aware) saying anything about the matches last season that Craigie and Dave jacked in when they decided they'd "had enough"....
Report gjohn101 September 20, 2023 11:35 AM BST
Jesus, I'd actually forgotten about the Sam & Dave incidents. Surely they were both given fairly hefty fines but if so, why no announcement? If no penalty was given out, then it needs to be explained why not. They need to be more transparent about this stuff and it's another reminder we're basically dealing with a guys running a professional set up like a bunch of amateurs. At least the scoreboards seem to be working which is a major achievement where these guys are concernedMischief
Report Latalomne September 20, 2023 3:04 PM BST
Absolutely, mate.
Report Latalomne September 23, 2023 7:17 AM BST
I did email WST on Thursday morning re the status of the King investigation, BTW, and have so far got nothing back.
Report Latalomne September 29, 2023 12:38 PM BST
Still no response....
Report gjohn101 September 30, 2023 10:27 AM BST
Think you'll be waiting mate. I mailed them a couple of times before, just routine queries, and never got as much as a whistle back. I'd bet hard cash whoever the press guy is there has his email set up so that enquiries from the general public go straight to junk.
Report Latalomne October 1, 2023 4:28 PM BST
That right, mate?  Maybe we need to send Fouldsy/Dave Hendon a DM.
Report Latalomne October 2, 2023 1:58 PM BST
I got a reply after chasing it!

Just confirms that the investigation is still on-going and they can't comment on it for now.
Report gjohn101 October 2, 2023 3:56 PM BST
O me of little faith!!

At least you got acknowledgment anyway. Wonder if someone over in Bristol was reading the forum Mischief
Report Latalomne October 2, 2023 5:59 PM BST
Laugh  That thought had crossed my mind, too!  They (bless 'em) included some links to IBAS in case I was unhappy with how WH were dealing with it Laugh  I thought that was slightly strange, since I have no doubt that WH will settle (either way) when the results of the investigation have been made public.
Report gjohn101 October 2, 2023 6:17 PM BST
I presume there is some sort of bookie protocal for handling stuff like this, not one I've heard of or encountered before though. If or when Kings is charged, i wonder what WH do then? Just settle bets as normal or return stakes or what? Is a strange one tbf.
Report Latalomne October 2, 2023 6:35 PM BST
I am assuming that if they've got him "bang to rights" that bets will be voided and stakes returned.  If not, I presume I'll get paid out.

365 settled straight away ([cynic mode on]but then I had backed King there Laugh[/cynic mode off])
Report gjohn101 October 2, 2023 6:55 PM BST
Would be curious to know what 365 did with Perry bets. Would seem fair they paid them out, seen as they settled King bets as losers. Have to assume they did, wouldn't be like a bookie to want to have it both ways would it?
Report Latalomne October 2, 2023 6:59 PM BST
Report Latalomne October 19, 2023 2:27 PM BST
Is there a clue about this in the BBC piece that has just popped up on my phone from yesterday?


"We monitor 3,000-plus matches every year. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been 13 matches we know have been fixed, of which 10 were in the Chinese case we've just had - it's 0.1% of matches that have come to notice," he said.

Do we *officially* know of 3 others in that timeframe?
Report gjohn101 October 19, 2023 2:51 PM BST
Yeah, saw that earlier mate. Wasn't personally aware of any more, unless you include King which seemed to be just a single match. Don't know qhat exactly he's suggesting there tbh.
Report Latalomne October 19, 2023 3:59 PM BST
Interesting, isn't it?  I just found a Wiki page listing all of the matches that have come under investigation, and there are definitely not three extras listed between the timeframe he speaks about...  (the Perry v King match is listed - as under investigation)
Report gjohn101 October 19, 2023 6:08 PM BST
Yeah dont know what to make of it mate. A couple of cases, like Yu Delu, were settled in 2018, though the relevant matches were earlier, so maybe he's counting those. But i don't know if that even adds up. If only we had a hector nunns to quiz him about itMischief
Report Latalomne October 19, 2023 6:59 PM BST
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