|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.