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Skinner was charged over rule 31 in seasons 2014-15 and 2015-16 which forbids club officials from gambling on matches

ABERDEEN director Duncan Skinner has been fined £1,000 after being charged with breaking betting rules over the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 footie seasons.

SFA chiefs have carpeted former oil and gas exec Skinner – who also sits on the board of Sportscotland – over breaches of gambling rules.

Aberdeen director Duncan Skinner faces a full-scale SFA rap after being charged with betting on games

And after a hearing at Hampden today the non-executive director has been disciplined by the SFA.

Strict rules ban any “club official” from gambling on games – with players such as ex-Rangers pair Ian Black and Steve Simonsen having been banned and fined in the past.

Skinner admitted at the tribunal to breaking Disciplinary Rule 31 – “No club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall gamble in any way on a football match” in seasons 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Skinner is still facing two charges for this and last season

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Skinner is still facing two charges for this and last season

He has been fined £500 for breaching the rule in season 2014/15 and another charge of £500 for 2015/16.

In the 2014/15 season he placed 13 bets involving 26 games, including one on Aberdeen to draw a game.

And in 2015/16, he placed 276 bets involving 653 games including 33 on the Dons to win and two on them to draw.

He still faces two charges under the same rule 31 for seasons 2016-17 and 2017-18 – including include one bet on the Dons to lose to Celtic at Parkhead in February this year – when the Hoops won 1-0.

 


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Another Disciplinary Tribunal will be held on March 29 2018 in relation to these charges.

In 2016/17, it’s claimed Skinner placed 282 bets on 721 games including 37 on his club to win, three on them to draw and one on them to lose.

This season, he has placed 18 bets involving 65 games including three on Aberdeen to win and one on them to draw.

He faces a Hampden hearing in the New Year over claims he placed 589 bets covering 1465 matches over four seasons.


It’s understood Skinner was unaware the rules covered him.

The Dons have supported him, with the club and Skinner himself fully co-operating with the probe led by SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan.

Annan Athletic chairman Henry McClelland was fined £3000 by the SFA in June this year after betting on 4011 games, including 430 involving his own club.

 


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