Halts Wagering on CBS' The Amazing Race

Reality Show's Winners May Have Been Leaked

Mar 09, 2005, 00:00 ET from

    NEW YORK, NY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - 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 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.
     " 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,
     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 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. continues to offer odds on Survivor, American Idol,
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