NEW YORK, NY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Sportsbook.com has announced that
wagering on reality television series The Amazing Race has been halted due to
irregular betting patterns on contestants Uchenna and Joyce.
Over a 12-hour period last week, from the evening of Thursday, March 3
through the morning of Friday, March 4, a significant increase in betting on
these contestants alerted Sportsbook.com odds makers of a possible leak into
the show's outcome. All the bets under suspicion were placed from accounts in
California and Massachusetts and were for the maximum allowable wagers.
"Sportsbook.com is no longer taking bets on The Amazing Race. In fairness
to our customers we will honor all wagers that have already been placed on
this event," said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com.
As the popularity of reality television programs such as The Amazing
Race, Survivor and The Apprentice continues to grow, so to does the amount of
interest in online wagering for these programs.
"We try to offer Sportsbook.com users betting options on every possible
event. From time to time we understand, unfortunately, that situations such as
this will arise and will have to be dealt with accordingly," said Czajkowski.
Sportsbook.com continues to offer odds on Survivor, American Idol,
Apprentice 3 and more. For additional information please visit
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