|A top gaming company suspended bets on a popular TV show—before the first episode goes on air.|
Suspicion rose when BetWWTS.com was inundated with wagers—all on the same contestant on the television show Survivor. The company officials stated that in the past that betting on reality show like Survivor is extremely light before the first episode airs but on this occasion, BETWWTS.com has seen a flood of bets for the show. Nearly 95% of the wagers, originating from the account in the Vancouver area, were all on the same castaway—which leaves the company with a liability in excess of $30,000 on just one contestant!
Simon Noble, CEO of BetWWTS.com said: “In the past we have received an abnormally high amount of maximum limit wagers on the same contestant from new customers from the Vancouver area, which has forced us to suspended betting on Survivor.”
Mr Noble added: “whether this is a case of one of the contestants or someone involved with the show accidentally exposing the identity of the two finalists or simply the by-product of rumour, it is still a highly unusual betting pattern and we felt that we must react accordingly.”
This will mark the third time that BetWWTS.com suspended wagering on a reality television show, due to unusual betting patterns. Earlier this year, the 10-year old gaming company suspended betting on “survivor”: The Amazon, it when appeared that workers at CBS were placing bets on the final two contestants vying up for the $ million grand prize.