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Bookmaker Sets Odds on 'Paradise Hotel'
(Wednesday, September 17 09:15 AM)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Betting on the results of FOX's "Paradise Hotel" is probably a little bit like throwing money down on cock fights or jai alai. You aren't really sure on the rules. You suspect the results are rigged. But what better use do you have for your money? In that spirit, the Internet sports betting site Intertops.com has started to lay odds on the FOX summer demographic hit, installing Dave and Charla as the favorites to win.
When it launched, "Paradise Hotel" was a game whose only goal was to stay in Paradise (a luxury resort hidden somewhere in Mexico). Then, for most contestants, the only goal was to outlast the aggressively pugnacious Toni and the temperamental and petulant Scottish-Italian Zach. At some point it became clear that there was actually an end game on the show, but to this day, nobody knows what the prize is, or how it will be obtained.
That hasn't stopped Intertops from making Dave, the wisecracking schemer, a 7/4 favorite and Charla, the not-so-innocent Barbie Girl, a 3/2 favorite. Considering that the show will feature a winning couple, rather than a single winner, do the different odds imply that the good people at the St. John's based sportsbook think that the Charla-Dave alliance is unsteady?
At 2/1, Zach's spunky little gal Amy is the second choice among the ladies, while Keith, who split up the power couple of Zach and Amy, is the runner-up among the men at 6/1. The odds aren't so good for Holly, who can keep pining away for Scott at 13/4 and Beau who, as 6/1 longshot, may have returned to Paradise for nothing.
"This is the first time we have offered odds on this series, but we've watched the ratings and realize how hot this show is, so we figured it would be a great opportunity for our customers to get in on the action," says Michael Maerz, Intertop's chief bet manager.
These odds can change at any time, though, because just when you think you understand what's happening on "Paradise Hotel," the producers find new ways to rig the game and make up new rules. The only thing that's (somewhat) certain is that the show will reach its inevitably stunning conclusion on Wednesday, Oct. 1 on FOX.
Last edited by CharlaFan; 09-17-2003 at 03:53 PM.
King of the world
lmao, that is awesome!!! in fairness when paradizzle started I also had no expectations for it, I thought it would be some Love Cruise type garbage. If I was gonna bet on this i'd pick Dave and Charla, they seem likely candidates to go soon but I think Fox will have some tricks and keeep em around (or atleast I hope)
hey i liked love cruise. My therory is anything with toni in it has to be good
As for the odds i love how the oddsmaker realizes that thee will be twists in it favoring the people who are supposidly underdogs now.
King of the world
I didn't like love cruise (um, holiday, why then did you watch every episode?) damn schizophrenia ... I agree w/y cf that it is cool how the oddsmakers have seemingly figured in that twists will change things thus making underdogs odds better. I would love to have my job "PH oddsmaker" that would be sweeeet
Interesting.. I think it is obvious to me that the top dog among the men is Dave.. while Amy will come through cause she is the original.
Originally Posted by ruben_of_205
I agree...i have been predicting a Dave/Amy win for the past month.
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