Mario Vazquez pulls out of American Idol competition
By emily
New York, March 15, 2005 – Money was lost by both bettors and bookmakers Monday when Mario Vazquez, the American Idol contestant from New York, suddenly pulled himself out of the competition. had Vazquez as one of the favorites to win with 4-1 odds.

Those that wagered on Vasquez to win the American Idol competition have now lost their wagers. There were, however, many bettors that took advantage of the annoucement. was offering a proposition wager on whether Mario Vazquez would win American Idol. Bettors could wager either yes or no and as a result of the announcement, bettors began to heavily wager on no moments before changed its odds.

Odds makers have now reevaluated the contestants and released new odds.

Vazquez was replaced with Nikko Smith, who has come back into the competition at 25-1 – somewhere in the middle of the pack.

The full odds on the American Idol contestants are:

Anwar Robinson 8-5

Bo Bice 9-2

Carrie Underwood 9-2

Nadia Turner 10-1

Jessica Sierra 18-1

Vonzell Solomon 20-1

Nikko Smith 25-1

Anthony Federov 30-1

Scott Savol 40-1

Mikalah Gordon 50-1

Constantine Maroulis70-1

Lindsey Cardinale 80-1

Winner of the American Idol with be:

Male -185

Female +155

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