Sportsbook.com Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race

Reality Show's Winners May Have Been Leaked



Mar 09, 2005, 00:00 ET from Sportsbook.com

    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
 www.sportsbook.com.
 
     About Sportsbook.com
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 offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker,
 casino and virtual games. It is the flagship brand for Sportingbet PLC, the
 world's largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company.
 
 
 

SOURCE Sportsbook.com
    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
 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, the
 world's largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company.
 
 
 SOURCE  Sportsbook.com