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Sportsbook.com/ BoDog
« on: January 16, 2006, 02:43:54 PM »
Survivor fans ready?! Yoga instructor beats out Astronaut and Beauty Queen in Survivor Odds
             
    NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Survivor fans light your torches!
Sportsbook.com is ready for the game to begin and has posted odds on all 16
castaways. Survivor Panama - Exile Island premieres Thursday, February 2 at 8
p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
    The 12th installment of Survivor promises to entertain with a new cast of
intriguing characters. Aras Baskauskas, a 24 year old Yoga instructor from
Santa Monica is the front runner at 5-1, while Terry Deitz, a 46 year old
airline pilot and former Navy fighter pilot, and 45 year old Karate instructor
Bruce Kanegai are close behind with 6-1 odds.
    Dan Berry, a retired Astronaut and 24 year old former Miss Texas Teen
USA, Misty Giles follow at 8-1. Cirie Fields, a 35 year old registered nurse
from Walterboro, SC and Melinda Hyder, a 32 year old professional singer from
Sevierville, TN are the current long shots both with odds of 15-1.
    A new format will see the castaways broken up into four groups by age and
sex, dividing the young and old and men and women. A four tribe format is the
first of many twists and challenges competitors will face making it difficult
for Survivors to keep their torches lit and fans to predict the Ultimate
Survivor.
    "The new element of exiling players to a deserted island where they have
an opportunity to work independently to win immunity may present many
surprises about who can outlast the rest," said Peter Childs, head oddsmaker,
Sportsbook.com. "We based our odds on the personalities of the past winners
and our assessment of the new contestants - but with new game design, the
profile of the winner could change significantly, making this anyone's game."
    Sportsbook.com has also posted odds on the new season of American Idol in
time for the two hour premiere tomorrow night. Fans of the show can already
start betting on whether the next American Idol will be a male or female. Odds
on both are listed at 10-11.

    Survivor Odds - The Castaways
    -----------------------------

    Aras          5-1
    Terry         6-1
    Bruce         6-1
    Courtney      8-1
    Dan           8-1
    Misty         8-1
    Bobby         9-1
    Austin       10-1
    Danielle     10-1
    Nick         10-1
    Tina         10-1
    Ruth Marie   10-1
    Sally        12-1
    Shane        12-1
    Cirie        15-1
    Melinda      15-1

    American Idol Winner Will Be
    ----------------------------

    Male         10-11
    Female       10-11

    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 US brand of Sportingbet PLC (LSE:
SBT), Headquartered in London, England, it is the world's leading publicly
traded online betting, gambling and gaming company. Sportingbet has been voted
number one in the industry for two years in a row by the authoritative eGaming
Review Power 50 Survey. Sportingbet also won the 2005 eGaming Award for best
US-Focused company as a result of the success of sportsbook.com.

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Re: Sportsbook.com
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006, 02:45:12 PM »
all i ask for is for no tar betting spoilers those r getting old

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Re: Sportsbook.com
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006, 02:52:06 PM »
I thought they said they weren't taking anymore reality show bets after the TAR scandel  :lol: , maybe I read it wrong . Yeah I agree Kogs , I love a good spoiler as much as the next guy but if we get a TAR9 betting  spoiler nothing can keep me from looking at it  :cocky: .also pretty much S12 is ruined for me ..my only hope is that Aras is someone that I want to win ..just being Mcdonald Careys relative is reason enough already , not to mention that Ara's is easy on the eyes .

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 08:50:04 PM »
sportsbook.com as of today

Aras 7-5   
 
 
 Austin 10-1   
 
 
 Bobby 9-1   
 
 
 Bruce 6-1   
 
 
 Cirie 10-1   
 
 
 Courtney 8-1   
 
 
 Dan 7-1   
 
 
 Danielle 10-1   
 
 
 Melinda 15-1   
 
 
 Misty 8-1   
 
 
 Nick 10-1   
 
 
 Ruth Marie 10-1   
 
 
 Sally 9-1   
 
 
 Shane 12-1   
 
 
 Terry 6-1   
 
 
 Tina 7-1   

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Re: Sportsbook.com
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 09:49:19 AM »
7 TO 5 this early on leads me to believe we have a winner.
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Re: Sportsbook.com
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006, 03:38:15 PM »
 
7 TO 5 this early on leads me to believe we have a winner.


Nobody's gonna make any money on that bet.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 03:51:44 PM »
Personally, I wouldn't make money on any bet.  LOL
Every reality star is someone's favorite

Winning isn't everything, but it isn't considered nothing either. Otherwise, there wouldn't be a tribal council, a pit-stop, a boardroom, dimming of the lights, and so on

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Re: Sportsbook.com
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 12:16:40 PM »
Bodog.com Halts 'Survivor Panama' 
Wagering Due to Unusual Betting
Patterns on Danielle and a Phone Tip


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April 11, 2006

Bodog.com announced today that it has suspended all wagering activity on its popular "Survivor Panama " wagering proposition, after bookmakers noticed suspicious betting patterns on one of the show's eight remaining
contestants.

Bodog.com bookmakers made the decision to take down the Survivor odds after receiving a number of maximum wagers from the same area on Danielle DiLorenzo, a 24-year-old contestant who lives in Florida. Further to this, the Bodog.com Customer Service Center received a phone call from a concerned citizen who suggested that a close associate of DiLorenzo has been leaking the information to friends.

"Our entertainment bookmakers were quick to react and investigate this incident, and although we can't at all substantiate the claim of the person who called, the lines have been taken down as a precaution," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.com. "Our entertainment bets are designed to enhance the wagering and viewing experience for our customers, and it is our duty to ensure that the integrity of the lines are kept intact at all times."

Only recently, Bodog.com announced that it had created a separate committee to monitor the betting action on reality television proposition bets. During one of the past Survivor editions, Bodog.com book managers noticed a few suspicious bets being placed on its Survivor odds. It was later revealed that a few insiders at CBS were betting heavy on one of the contestants, as they had knowledge of the wínner prior to the public announcement. The maximum bet at Bodog.com on most entertainment bets, including Survivor wagers, is $100.

The digital entertainment and gaming company is now considered the Internet's largest source for television proposition bets. The Bodog book managers use certain criteria when coming up with the contestants' rankings. The criteria include: historical evidence, such as the character make-up of past wínners and losers; demographics, such as gender, age and physical attributes; and sentimental and popular culture value, which is an assessment of how the general public feels about each contestant.

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Re: Sportsbook.com/ BoDog
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 12:49:47 PM »
Well good for her...I hope she wins!

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Re: Sportsbook.com/ BoDog
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006, 12:50:12 PM »
Danielle the winner of Survivor Panama?

Online gambling firm suspends betting on Survivor Panama due to unusual betting patterns and a phone tip

 

Bodog.com (See Web Site Here)  announced today that it has suspended all wagering activity on its popular “Survivor Panama” wagering proposition, after bookmakers noticed suspicious betting patterns on one of the show’s eight remaining contestants.

 

Bodog.com bookmakers made the decision to take down the Survivor odds after receiving a number of maximum wagers from the same area on Danielle DiLorenzo, a 24-year-old contestant who lives in Florida. Further to this, the Bodog.com Customer Service Center received a phone call from a concerned citizen who suggested that a close associate of DiLorenzo has been leaking the information to friends.

“Our entertainment bookmakers were quick to react and investigate this incident, and although we can’t at all substantiate the claim of the person who called, the lines have been taken down as a precaution,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.com. “Our entertainment bets are designed to enhance the wagering and viewing experience for our customers, and it is our duty to ensure that the integrity of the lines are kept intact at all times.”


Ayre is said to have been stunned by this revelation.  He is currently in Los Angeles conducting a photo shoot for the "Rat Pack Poker Pros".

Only recently, Bodog.com announced that it had created a separate committee to monitor the betting action on reality television proposition bets. During one of the past Survivor editions, Bodog.com book managers noticed a few suspicious bets being placed on its Survivor odds. It was later revealed that a few insiders at CBS were betting heavy on one of the contestants, as they had knowledge of the winner prior to the public announcement. The maximum bet at Bodog.com on most entertainment bets, including Survivor wagers, is $100.

The digital entertainment and gaming company is now considered among the Internet’s largest source for television proposition bets. The Bodog book managers use certain criteria when coming up with the contestants’ rankings. The criteria include: historical evidence, such as the character make-up of past winners and losers; demographics, such as gender, age and physical attributes; and sentimental and popular culture value, which is an assessment of how the general public feels about each contestant.

 
http://www.gambling911.com/041206Dnews.html


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Re: Sportsbook.com/ BoDog
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2006, 12:52:22 PM »
Well good for her...I hope she wins!
I'm estatic Texan  :jumpy: . I did not want Aras to win I really wanted Terry but this ? this is like the BESTEST news EVAH  :woohoo:  :woohoo:

LOL Aras takes Danille to the final 2 after winning the last IC and LOSES to her !!!!!!!!  :lol3:

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2006, 07:20:58 PM »
I hope this is true.  I like Danielle and I prefer to see her win over arrogrant Aras.

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2006, 10:18:30 PM »
I second that Bathfizzy  :jumpy:

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2006, 10:31:38 AM »
thanks to poster Jeremywww @ sucks

Survivor ‘Mole’ Reveals Himself
By Robert Ferringo - 05/13/2006
Docsports.com

There is no honor among thieves.

Keep that in mind when you watch the final episode of <I>Survivor Panama: Exile Island</I> at 8 p.m. this Sunday on CBS. It is one of the guiding principles and underlying themes in the reality show, which pits 20 greedy, house-broken strangers against one another in a cutthroat test of physical and mental stamina. The winner receives $1 million.

But that maxim doesn’t simply hold for the final four contestants that are left vying for the title of “Sole Survivor”. It can also be applied to the betting scandal that forced Bodog.com, and consequently all sportsbooks, to suspend betting on the popular television program just over a month ago.

On April 11, Bodog.com issued a press release claiming that it had received an anonymous tip from a “concerned citizen” stating that he knew who the winner of <I>Survivor Panama</I> was. Since the show is recorded several months before it airs on the network, it was a plausible scenario. The informant also told the Costa Rica-based sportsbook that he knew of an entire gambling ring that was privy to the information. He said the bettors had been wagering heavily and that they were poised to reap a windfall profit.

That “concerned citizen” turned out to be Michael Osborne, a college student in Florida and Upstate New York native. Bodog.com did not reveal the name of its source, but Osborne has willingly come forward as “the mole” and was all too eager to tell the tale of how he torpedoed the whole scam.

“I just wanted to blow the whole thing up,” Osborne said. “And I wanted them to know that it was me that did it.”

Allegedly, Osborne met Danielle DiLorenzo, one of the contestants on <I>Survivor</I>, at an upscale nightclub in South Beach a few months ago. Osborne didn’t recognize DiLorenzo from the show, but was enchanted by the striking beauty of the 24-year-old medical sales representative. The two struck up a conversation and Osborne ended up hanging out with her and a group of her friends for the evening, according to Osborne.

Over a few magnums of Cristal, the guys in DiLorenzo’s entourage took a liking to Osborne. He had no idea who these apparent high-rollers were or what he had gotten himself into, but in the way of conversation one of the men apparently admitted to Osborne that DiLorenzo was “on a TV show”. Later that night it came out that the TV show was <I>Survivor</I> and that she wasn’t just on it, but was the winner.

According to Osborne he was skeptical at first. But the man convinced him that he had just returned from a trip to Las Vegas in which he had “hammered every book he could find” and that he was set to make a killing off his inside information. At the time of the wagers, the odds on DiLorenzo were posted at 7-to-1.

Osborne claims that he and DiLorenzo exchanged numbers, and that they have kept in contact over the past few months. In the meantime, Osborne saw a golden opportunity to cash in on her success and was certain to act on it. But as a broke college student he really didn’t have the funds to make any substantial play on the line. Instead he contacted a “family friend” back in Albany and was able to convince him that the tip was legit and that they were standing to make the easiest money of their lives.

According to Osborne, the man then informed nearly 40 people of the scenario. Osborne alleges that combined the group wagered roughly $28,000 on DiLorenzo at the 7-to-1 posting. Osborne also believed, but couldn’t confirm, that his man in Albany may have made a trip out to Vegas to spread his action around on multiple unsuspecting and exposed books.

But like so many classic heists, the Foolproof Plan unraveled because of a simple disagreement. Osborne thought that he had been more than gracious in sharing his inside dirt with his friend. He said he was looking for a little something in return and had asked the man for a $2,000 payoff up front. He claims that he went back-and-forth with his newfound benefactor over the payment, and that things were looking shady.

“I just figured I’d get a piece of the action, you know,” Osborne said. “He was kind of jerking me around for awhile, so I told him that if he didn’t wire me $2,000 the next day that I was going to blow the whole fucking thing out of the water.”

You can guess what happened next.

Osborne decided that if the man didn’t want to pay – he would make him pay. He said that the following afternoon he placed a call to Bodog’s customer service claiming that he know something was up. He spoke with authorities at Bodog and unveiled the entire plot.

In a press release in early April, Bodog stated that its suspicions were raised when it noticed a large number of maximum wagers placed, all from the same area, on DiLorenzo. The maximum wager allowed at one time is $100, a standard figure for such prop bets. Osborne believes that the Bodog representatives were convinced that he was telling the truth because he knew not only how much was wagered, but where the bets had come from.

His confession was the nail in the coffin, and Bodog pulled the lines.

"Our entertainment bookmakers were quick to react and investigate this incident, and although we can't substantiate the claim of the person who called, the lines have been taken down as a precaution," said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog, in the April release.

Osborne was quick – and strikingly honest – in his admission that his confession to Bodog was neither an attack of conscience nor the resolution to some moral dilemma. When asked if he would have gone to the books and turned everyone in if his man in Albany had simply paid him his bounty, he very straightforwardly said, “No, I wouldn’t have.”

Osborne said that he does not worry about repercussions for his actions. This was probably his boldest statement and seemed like a rather cavalier attitude for someone who may have cost certain bettors well over a quarter of a million dollars (not to mention the other millions that may have been affected). He said that his man in Albany called and threatened his life soon after Bodog announced that a tipster had come forward, but Osborne also said that he wasn’t concerned.

Bodog is yet to announce what it plans to do with the wagers that had been placed on the event.

It’s worth noting that while the show is pre-recorded, the winner isn’t announced until the live season finale. It is doubtful that the television network would reveal the winner – even to those on the island – before then for fear of the info leaking out, so it’s possible that DiLorenzo miscalculated and isn’t actually the winner. If so, this could end up being a very costly drunken misunderstanding.

DiLorenzo is currently one of four people still in the running for the title. Cirie Fields, a 35-year old nurse from South Carolina, Terry Deitz, a 46-year-old airline pilot from Connecticut, and Aras Baskauskas, a 24-year old yoga instructor are also in play. On Sunday the field will be whittled down to the Final Two. After that, the tribal council will vote on who it believes should take home the $1 million and their selection will be announced in front of a live studio audience.

Doc's Sports is unaware of any Las Vegas sportsbooks that offer action on reality television shows.




 

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