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    BoDog.com gets the bets rolling in *Spoilers*

    BoDog has declared
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    Burton Roberts
    the favorite to win, 4-1 odds currently.

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    Oh, highlight the area between the brackets to see...

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    Who's the longshot, John? Is it
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    Lillian
    ?

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    Site Accepting 'Survivor' Bets Early and Often

    By Paul Bond
    Fri Aug 29, 6:05 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Within an hour of Thursday's "The Early Show" introductions of the 16 contestants competing in the newest incarnation of CBS' "Survivor" franchise, a favorite emerged, and bets were placed.

    BoDog.com (http://www.bodog.com) claimed to be the first site Thursday to let fans place bets on the outcome of "Survivor: Pearl Islands," which premieres Sept. 18, and it quickly listed Burton Roberts as the 4-to-1 favorite.

    That you can bet real cash on the outcome of reality TV shows at various Internet sites is nothing new. But for those who pay attention to such activity, it might come as a surprise that BoDog was first out of the gate with odds this time around. After all, it was BoDog that caused a bit of a controversy recently by claiming that it lost as much as $20,000 on the previous two "Survivors" by inadvertently taking bets from CBS employees privy to inside information.

    BoDog spokesman Lance Bradley said the site paid off winning bets from about a half-dozen CBS insiders, the largest single bet costing BoDog $8,000.

    But because the online sports-betting site has about 1,000 legitimate users who enjoy betting on "Survivor" each season, it decided to keep allowing the betting, though it dropped the maximum bet from $1,000 to $100 and shut down the accounts of the offending CBS insiders.

    BoDog, by the way, never publicly named those CBS insiders, prompting CBS spokesman Chris Ender to opine about the site, "We suspect there was some publicity seeking going on there."

    For the past several "Survivors," the winner was revealed on live TV, so those alleged CBS insiders couldn't have known who it would be, but they did know the two finalists so were able to get a guaranteed return by betting on each of them, according to BoDog.

    This time around, viewers should expect a different kind of finale, though, because executive producer Mark Burnett "always has tricks up his sleeves," Ender said.

    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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    Current odds from BoDog.com:

    Survivor 7: Pearl Islands Odds
    Odds-to-win Survivor 7. Wagers placed after the outcome has been made public knowledge will be No Action.

    Burton 4/1
    Trish 5/1
    Andrew 6/1
    Sandra 7/1
    Shawn 7/1
    Lillian 8/1
    Jon D. 8/1
    Osten 9/1
    Rupert 9/1
    Darrah 10/1
    Nicole 10/1
    Ryan O. 10/1
    Christa 12/1
    Tijuana 12/1
    Michelle 12/1
    Ryan S. 15/1

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    well.. the chance of
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    Burton Roberts
    winning is 1/8 because I believe a male will this time.
    "Charla is intelligent and beautiful and I just felt really stupid for picking ... for, you know... liking someone that wasn't available really.. certainly not to me." Quote from Dave (Paradise Hotel).

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    I think he seems like an obviously strong individual and stands a good chance.
    As always it could just depend how the old cookie crumbles.

    I can still see the spoilers without scrolling on the dark colour btw John
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    Fluff, your eyes are just too good. I thought Ducky got us a color that couldn't be seen!

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    It matches perfectly with the post background for even-numbered posts. For odd-numbered posts, though, you can just see it - barely.

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    as soon as i saw him, i knew he would win. not sure why though
    he was my pick to win after i first saw the contestants, and hes got the best odds too!!

    now we have to just wait and see if im right lol
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