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Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« on: September 23, 2005, 06:44:02 PM »
:spoiler: And the Winners Are............ ;;)




























Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
             
    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 The
Amazing 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 witnessed
irregular betting patterns on the Linz Family
. A large number of wagers have
recently come in on these contestants. What is suspicious is that all the bets
have come from Ohio, the state the Linz Family is from, and all have been for
the maximum allowable wagers.
    On March 9, 2005, Sportsbook.com noticed almost identical betting trends
on contestants Uchenna and Joyce, in what was the last installment of the
popular reality television series. Sportsbook.com halted wagering immediately
as it suspected the winning couple had been leaked and that those with inside
information had been placing the bets. As it turned out, Uchenna and Joyce did
indeed win the Amazing Race, confirming Sportsbook.com's suspicions.
    "There's always a risk with these shows that information will leak and
certain people will try to take advantage of it," said Alex Czajkowski,
Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "We decided to offer odds again this year
because that's what the majority of our customers wanted. Reality Television
is a big part of our business, but in the spirit of fairness we can no longer
accept any wagers on this particular show."
    Sportsbook.com will honor any bets already placed on this year's series
and continues to offer odds on other reality television programs, including
Survivor, The Apprentice and The Apprentice - Martha Stewart.
    For additional information please visit http://www.sportsbook.com.

    About Sportsbook.com
    Sportsbook.com is the largest sportsbook and casino on the planet,
offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker,
casino and virtual games. It is the flagship brand for Sportingbet PLC, (LSE:
SBT). Headquartered in London, England, Sportingbet is the world's largest
publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company.



SOURCE Sportsbook.com
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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 11:52:42 AM »
When I watched the show last night, I said to myself I bet this team wins!  They are clearly the most athletic and seem to have a lot of fun together! 

I hate the betting spoiler though.  I was a huge ROMBER fan, only to be disappointed when the betting spoiler come true!
Life is a reality show.


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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 12:32:30 PM »
The betting spoiler was right on Uchenna & Joyce.  The Linz family clearly has an unfair advantage given the fact they are between 18-26.  Not really fair if you ask me.
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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 01:18:17 AM »
Bumped from the original ( Spoiler thread )

The Amazing Race 8 Odds
    -----------------------
    Linz Family        3-1
    Rogers Family      7-2
    Bransen Family     4-1
    Aiello Family      5-1
    Godlewski Family   6-1
    Weaver Family      6-1
    Paolo Family       7-1
    Schroeder Family   7-1
    Black Family       8-1
    Gaghan Family      8-1

link~
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-24-2005/0004093667&EDATE=

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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2005, 09:19:22 AM »
(from TWOP) Another Sportsbook story from the Enquirer, this time with a local angle and a Phil quote.

In a sidebar, the article claims Cincinnati as the #1 market for TAR, with a 13.1 rating--as opposed to 7.0 nationally.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2005, 09:28:22 AM by Slowhatch »


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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005, 12:42:28 PM »
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Re: Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race, Again!
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005, 05:33:48 PM »
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