Sportsbook.com stops wagers and reveals possible Amazing Race 8 winners

More unusual betting has led to a betting site stopping wagers on The Amazing Race 8. Last season, Uchenna and Joyce’s win was prematurely revealed after Sportsbook.com received an unusual number of bets on them.

According to Reality TV World, “Sportsbook.com announced Friday that a similar pattern of suspicious activity has forced it to halt wagering on The Amazing Race Family Edition, the eighth edition of the CBS reality show.”

Since I’d like to try to watch one season of a show without the outcome spoiled by greedy idiots and greedier betting sites which rack up free publicity by revealing the winners, I stopped reading at the spoiler warning and thus have no idea which team received an abnormal number of bets. Read the story if you want to know.

CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race Family Edition’ winners leaked via online betting? [Reality TV World]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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