Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
Do Not Read if you don't want to know who the winner is for the upcoming season: The SportBook spoilers have been pretty accurate.
Reality Show's Winners May Have Been Leaked Before its Launch NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ - For the second time in six months,Sportsbook.com has announced that wagering on reality television series TheAmazing Race has been halted because it suspects the winners have been leaked.The show is scheduled to begin on September 27 on CBS. Odds makers at the world's largest sportsbook and casino have witnessedirregular betting patterns on the Linz Family. A large number of wagers haverecently come in on these contestants. What is suspicious is that all the betshave come from Ohio, the state the Linz Family is from, and all have been forthe maximum allowable wagers. On March 9, 2005, Sportsbook.com noticed almost identical betting trendson contestants Uchenna and Joyce, in what was the last installment of thepopular reality television series. Sportsbook.com halted wagering immediatelyas it suspected the winning couple had been leaked and that those with insideinformation had been placing the bets. As it turned out, Uchenna and Joyce didindeed win the Amazing Race, confirming Sportsbook.com's suspicions. "There's always a risk with these shows that information will leak andcertain people will try to take advantage of it," said Alex Czajkowski,Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "We decided to offer odds again this yearbecause that's what the majority of our customers wanted. Reality Televisionis a big part of our business, but in the spirit of fairness we can no longeraccept any wagers on this particular show." Sportsbook.com will honor any bets already placed on this year's seriesand continues to offer odds on other reality television programs, includingSurvivor, The Apprentice and The Apprentice - Martha Stewart. For additional information please visit http://www.sportsbook.com.