The 29-year-old world No. 2 remains at the centre of a police investigation, along with fellow Scot Jamie Burnett, over alleged irregular betting patterns during their UK Championship encounter in December 2008 which Maguire won 9-3. The Glaswegian is among the favourites to lift the World Championship which starts at the Crucible on Saturday.
And in a twist of fate his first round opponent is Stephen Lee who was arrested and released after a two-year investigation into match fixing.
Maguire said: "I'm waiting to hear what's happening which is obviously not ideal because it's been hanging over my head for about 16 months now.
"It's an on-going situation which hasn't disappeared as quickly as I would have liked.
"As far as I'm concerned, the bookies shouldn't take bets on my matches for the rest of my career then I'll know nothing like this will happen again.
"I don't know if they can do that but what I do know is that I wouldn't be dragged into a carry on like this again.
"What annoys me is that the bookies will scream and shout about match fixing but still put my name on the market."
Maguire is gunning for glory at the Crucible after reaching the semi-finals and the quarters twice in the past three years.
He said: "It's the biggest snooker tournament on the planet and I'll be giving it my best shot - it's the one every player wants to win.
"I have the ability to win the World Championship. When I'm on top form I'm probably as good as anyone but on an off-day I struggle to it dig out.
"I want to put that right as one bad session can see you getting mauled at the Crucible.
"I got knocked out by Mark Allen in the second round of the China Open a few weeks ago but on the plus side it meant I could get on the next available flight home in the morning and get back to the practice table."
Maguire admits his clash with Lee will make for a difficult start to the tournament because the Englishman's style is so frustrating. He said: "I'm really looking forward to the Crucible but not to playing him.
"He's slow and negative and I'll need to keep calm when I play him because these kind of games can wind me up.
"I just need to try to get into my own stride and if I do then I should be OK. After that I can start looking at who I'll get the next round.
"The worry for me is that if it comes down to a hard tussle and difficult match play, then it'll be tough."
By John Docherty
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