Betting on Reality WinnersPublished September 5, 2006 by OCR Editor
Setting an example for many other gambling venues, one site now offers gaming enthusiasts a chance to wager bets on the likely winners of this season's new reality TV shows.
When the first season of survivor began, many believed it was a passing fad. In time the industry grew, new shows were added on to the schedule and to prime time, there has been a vast increase in viewers and the industry entered as well. The show itself usually lasts several days or even weeks and a competitor's progress through the game is based on some form of popularity contest, usually a kind of disapproval voting by their fellow competitors or members of the public.
Survivor and Big Brother, credited pioneers of the 'new era' reality shows, are programs that combine elements of a reality show and older reality game shows with traditional game show elements of physical competitions by contestants. Viewers now have a chance to get involved and break loose from the static voting for a favorite competitor, and make some extra cash. This year, more bets are allowed than all past years combined. Viewers may place their bets on Rock Star, Supernova, Dancing with stars, Survivor, Amazing Race or American Idol, and you can be sure that there is enough reality to go around.