This is gonna hurt
If Barry Hearn can sell Darts to the English....surely he can finish the job with cue sports. This link is not the whole story as it aired but you'll get the idea. He would probably end up owning the sport but we could do with a worse devil. Seems to be currently concentrating on snooker and dabbling in pool (Mosconi Cup) but he could probably make a major sport out of checkers.