“Only ‘The X-Files’ has more conspiracy theories than ‘Survivor,’” CBS spokesman Chris Ender said. Bradley said that bets taken from those alleged to be with CBS skewed the odds significantly on “Survivor” contestants.. The winner is unknown until he or she is chosen in a vote by other contestants during a live broadcast.
They wagered correctly on who would be the final two contestants in both the fourth and fifth editions of “Survivor,” Bradley said.
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Callers to the Bodog.com offices were told that wagers were no longer being accepted on “Survivor.”
“Throughout the history of ‘Survivor,’ many have believed they knew the outcome of the show,” Ender said. One person was said by BoDog to work in a “production role” for CBS.
For the current “Survivor,” the bets in question affected the odds for contestants Jenna Morasca of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Matthew Von Ertfelda of Washington, D.C.
“We’re pretty sure this is the case,” Bradley said. Most offshore sportsbooks accept such alternative bets, said BoDog’s Bradley.
He wasn’t aware of any other possible legal sanctions.
Odds will be offered on the seventh “Survivor” but all bettors will be carefully monitored, BoDog President Rob Gillespie said in a statement.
An online sportsbook said it has dropped betting on CBS’ “Survivor” after allegedly finding that network employees were wagering – and winning – on the hit reality show.
The Costa Rica-based BoDog.com found at least two CBS employees betting on the show’s outcome, said BoDog spokesman Lance Bradley. The suspicion is they had insider knowledge, he said.
The players’ current bets on “Survivor: Amazon” have been canceled and their money refunded, Bradley said. The biggest payoff, $8,000, came on a $1,000 bet placed on the fifth “Survivor” at 8-to-1 odds.
Betting on events other than sports or racing is banned in Las Vegas sportsbooks, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday. The players in question opened accounts with BoDog before “Survivor: Marquesas,” the fourth show, and bet only on the show and no other events.
BoDog requires that bettors must not have knowledge of an event’s outcome. Asked if BoDog might consider legal action, he replied: “It’s not something we’d want to pursue, as a matter of precedent.”
The show narrows the field to two finalists in filmed competitions. “Some have been right, many have been wrong.”
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The world of online gambling was quite different back then, more rogue casinos and less gambling regulations. For two years I blogged only on the weekends and not many people took notice. We have come a long way since then.. I was one of those guys. I started playing online in 2006, back in college. I made around $10 000 in total playing online (which was quite a lot of money back then, in Eastern Europe). However, that environment was perfect for online professional gamblers using advantage gambling techniques. However, over the years, my casino gambling blog gained some momentum.
A bit about myself: I’m Simon, and I’m the author of Simon’s Online Gambling Blog. It helped me pay for college.
“Online casino bonus whoring” – as it was called, got less profitable profitable after I was banned from over 200 online casinos, so I took a break from online gambling, finished college, got an office job, you know, the works. However, after a long hiatus I returned to the online gambling scene, this time as an online gambling blogger (and as a player as well of course)