Online sportsbook Bodog has stopped taking bets on Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen 3 TV show permanently for this season. The reason for that is abnormal betting patterns on Rock, a 30-year-old chef from Spotsylvania, Virginia. The website’s security department noticed that Bodog’s odds on the chef’s victory changed from seven-to-one at the beginning of the betting to two-to-one at the time of the show’s premiere.
The investigation has shown a number of links to the TV network’s employees responsible for Hell’s Kitchen 3. A similar situation happened several years ago as well. At that time some people working for the Survivor reality TV show were using information to make bets on the winner and spread this information available to others. Bodog had nothing to do but to pull all the bets.
The TV show is not over yet, and it’s not clear who’ll become a winner. But the decision has been taken, and Bodog ceased taking bets on the winner to be.