Now this is interesting...
Go to Bingo's website http://stuartbingham.uk.com/
and search for 'betting'. There is a statement on his own case but he also comments on Leo Fernandez' ban in which he states:
"I think betting gives players lower down the rankings a chance to get a bit of money on the side.
"But I've spoken to snooker's chief of anti-corruption Nigel Mawer and he says they monitor all the betting patterns and all of the shots - so you are not going to get away with it and it is just not worth it."
It seems that he is speaking more about match-fixing but it seems implausible that he was unaware that he may not place a bet. I like Bingo and think he needs to proceed with transparency and honesty so as not to tarnish his reputation any further.