According to the gambling website, it decided to close betting on Hell's Kitchen 3 after "heavy betting" on Rock, a 30-year-old executive chef from Spotsylvania, VA, moved Bodog's odds on his victory from 7-to-1 when wagering on the show first opened down to 2-to-1 by the time of the show's Monday night premiere.
"Upon further investigation of the suspicious betting patterns, Bodog.com's security department established a number of [betting account] links to employees of the television network responsible for Hell's Kitchen 3," Bodog spokesman Greg Godden said.
According to Godden, Bodog's investigation is still on-going and the security department is continuing to research further details.
Monday night's Hell's Kitchen 3 premiere concluded with Tiffany Nagel, a 27-year-old kitchen manager from Scottsdale, AZ, becoming the first contestant eliminated from the competition and Rock still a member of the show's all-male Blue team.
While this is the first time Hell's Kitchen has found itself involved in a potential betting spoiler, the same can't be said for Bodog.
Four years ago, Bodog stopped taking bets on Survivor: The Amazon after it claimed to have discovered that several CBS employees had been using their inside knowledge of each Survivor edition's finalists to place bets on each season's ultimate winner.
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