Bodog.com, an online gambling music and entertainment website, decided to stop taking bets on the third season winner of Hell’s Kitchen
. The gambling site announced Tuesday of its suspicion on the betting patters on one of the 12 contestants of the Fox reality cooking competition.
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3 winner will be revealed.
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Bodog.com decided to close the betting on Hell’s Kitchen
after discovering the “heavy betting” on Rock, a 30-year old executive chef from Spotsylvania, VA. Evidently, the odds on his victory went from 7-to-1 prior to the show down to 2-to-1 by he program’s premiere on June 4.
"Upon further investigation of the suspicious betting patterns, Bodog.com's security department established a number of [betting account] links to employees of the television network responsible for Hell's Kitchen
3," Bodog spokesman Greg Godden told Reality TV World.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Bodog experienced a betting spoiler. In 2003, Bodog learned that several CBS employees had been using their inside knowledge to place bets on Survivor: The Amazon
. Given the discovery, the gambling site decided to stop taking bets, announcing that the employees had placed their latest set of bets on Jenna Morasca
and Matthew von Ertfelda, two contestants who were correctly revealed to be Survivor: The Amazon
's winner and runner-up.
"[The CBS employees] had all wagered the maximum amount on the same two contestants for the past three Survivor contests and were right on the final two contestants every time, assuring themselves a profit," Bodog president Rob Gillespie has explained at the time.
At present, the security department of Bodog is still investigating the possible leakage of Hell’s Kitchen
3 and is continuing to explore further details.
-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: RealityTV World