This year’s season of The Block may have just started, but punters believe that the winner has already been leaked, thanks to betting odds.
Popular gambling site Sportsbet has pinned one pair of contestants most likely to take home the $100,000 prize money. Engaged couple Dylan and Jenny have the lowest returns on Sportsbet, meaning that they have had the most amount of money bet on them to take out the season. The lovebirds have a return of $2.50, which means if someone bets $1.00 on them, they will take home $2.50, if they bet $10.00 on them they will take home $25.00 and so on.
The same site has Tom and Sarah Jane in second place at $3.00, Omar and Osman and Rachel and Ryan adraw in third place at $5.00 and Ankur and Sharon in last place at $8.50
Sportsbet posts commonly create categories for popular Australian reality shows, and let people place best about who they think will win. In the past, the contestants who have better odds have often ended up winning the show.
Just one example of a similar situation like this dates back as recent as last year’s season of the Bachelorette. Even before Brooke Blurton’s season of the reality TV show began, Sportsbet had Brisbane-based David Garayeli as the frontrunner to win the final rose. Although Blurton tried to throw speculators off the scent during interviews where she dismissed the theory. However, viewers of the show will know Garayeli did end up winning the season.
While the past has suggested that low dollar values are linked to a high chance that the participant will win, it’s important to note that insider trading is strictly banned on the platform and the connection could be purely coincidental.
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