7:21 PM IST - Saturday August 23, 2014

Entertainment world rules the gambling on reality shows

Nothing grabs the attention of the TV audience more than reality shows. And these reality shows have become a trend these days. Be it a singing reality show, a game show, a dance reality show or a swayamwar show.

But this is not it, the latest buzz happening around about these reality shows is that they have become a hot topic these days due to their gambling issues. The news is that people have now started betting on the aspects of reality shows such as about the speculations of celeb entries, evictions, wild-card entries and much more and betting on these issues have become a mode of making money for them. The viewers who bet on the reality shows put their money on stake and exchange hands for ready money.

One such person who is a college student,  said that he finds this process very cool and he had won a bet of Rs.30, 000 after he had put his money on stake for the “Bigg Boss” grand finale. He said that he learnt about this trend from one of his friends living abroad and he now finds it a way to earn extra income without doing anything.

Another person, who is a school going girl said that the trend of betting on reality shows is a very easy way for her to get in extra money for her expenditures so she likes gambling for reality shows. She further said that her mother also finds it a cool idea to earn quick money.

The fiction head of television channels Saurabh Tewari said that this trend of betting on reality shows is pacing forward and is emerging as a trend setter to earn quick money.

Also, ex-contestant of “Bigg Boss 4″ Dolly Bindra said that she was aware of the bets being shared among viewers upon her re-entry in the controversial house of “Bigg Boss” and she had no objection to it. She further said that this is a harmless way to make your pockets heavy.
Another veteran Raghu Ram said that he sees gambling over reality shows as an easy way to earn money.

Will this trend set in for long and make people dig in their pockets for more of reality shows?


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