Suspends Betting on The Bachelor

Nov 07, 2002, 00:00 ET from

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ --, a leading
 offshore gaming company, suspended wagering on ABC's The Bachelor earlier this
 week following a deluge of wagers on one of the remaining bachelorettes.
 Suspicions were aroused when the company began receiving up to nine new
 account applications per minute originating from the bachelor's hometown of
 Springfield, Missouri, beginning on October 31, all of which placed bets on
 the same woman. Aaron Buerge, the bachelor, it seems is not the only person
 who knows the answer to the question all of America is asking.
     Of the money placed on The Bachelor bet offer, over 60 percent originated
 from Springfield, Missouri, and was all placed on the same bachelorette.
 Management discovered the consistency of the bets and their origin earlier
 this week when the decision was taken to suspend wagering on the show.
     "In the past few days we have seen an abnormal amount of maximum limit
 wagers originating from the hometown of the bachelor, all of which were
 backing the same woman and forced us to suspend the betting on the show," said
 Buck Churchill, chief bet manager of "Next week's episode of the
 show is entitled 'The Women Tell All!', but as we see it perhaps a better
 title would be 'The Bachelor's Friends Tell All!'."
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 betting options daily through its portfolio of companies --, Post-, and With over 10 years of experience, has become one of the most respected companies in the gaming
 industry by providing unparalleled 24/7 customer support and timely payouts. receives over $1 billion in wagers annually and provides a secure
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