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The Banker
Banker
Genre Reality Competition
Winner Pepper
Runners-Up LaFierceBrittany2
Joshg222
No. of Episodes 16
No. of Players 27
Production
Location(s) Cape Town, South Africa
Chronology
Previous Season Big Brother- Coaches Edition
Next Season The Glass House

The Banker is the twenty-eighth season in the TTRS Franchise and the first original season of the series. It took place simultaneously with Big Brother- Coaches Edition. The season was announced during the reunion of NBTTRS: The Amazing Race.

This season took place in Cape Town, South Africa, and featured 27 new and returning TTRS players. In this season players were individuals, but had to work in trios and pairs along the way to get to the end. The Banker revolves around a wealthy gentlemen, referred to as the Banker, who wishes to share his wealth, but only with those who prove themselves through a series of challenges and social tests. The Banker's main motto for the game is "In this game you live and die by the dollar; only true greed will get you the win that you so deeply desire".

Production and Casting

The season was announced during the NBTTRS Amazing Race Reunion on June 11, 2014. Applications started at the conclusion of the reunion; they lasted for a total of four days. A total 44 completed applications were submitted. Of those 44 applications, production selected 27 people to compete.

The cast was not finalized until June 14, 2014 after two original contestants dropped due to personal reasons. 

The Account Holders moved into the mansion on June 15, 2014.

Account Holders

Name Original Show Phase 1 Phase 2 Eliminated
Pepper (Steven) None Gold Orange Winner
LaFierceBrittany2 (Brittany) Survivor Cook Islands Red Red Runner-Up
Joshg222 (Josh) The Amazing Race Green Gold 3rd Place
FlameonX (Derek) None Silver Silver Episode 15
Absol (JT) Legends of the Hidden Temple Green Purple Episode 15
RShowFreak (Alex) Big Brother- Battle of the Rookies Silver Black Episode 14
BigBrotherManiac (Riley) Survivor: Laos White Gold Episode 13
Robinhood99 (Nico) NBTTRS The Amazing Race Silver Pink Episode 12
TylerKeith (Tyler) The Hunger Games Green Orange Episode 11
Amf7410 (Andy) Big Brother- Battle of the Rookies Blue Blue Episode 10
Joel_N (Joel) The Mole- A Tale of A Traitor Gold Silver Episode 9
Lemjam6 (Jake B) Endurance Orange Blue Episode 9
ShazamMcAmazing (Jake S) Endurance Orange Red Episode 8
Max7313 (Marks) Big Brother- A Tangled Web Red Purple Episode 8
EM002 (Eric) Battle of the Seasons Purple Black Episode 7
Rawr121 (Anthony) The Mole- A Tale of A Traitor Purple Pink Episode 7
DontVoteMePlease (Daniel) Survivor Laos Black Green Episode 6
Cfff (Brian) The Hunger Games Red White Episode 6
Jacob_C (Jacob) None Black Green Episode 5
RobertGuajardo (Robert) None Orange White Episode 5
Jkjkjk15 (Janet) None Gold Episode 4
IceIceBaby (Andrea) Survivor Argentina- Fans vs Favorites Blue Episode 3
Leonine_Divine (Jet) The Duel Black Episode 3
KarmaArrived (Saxon) The Gauntlet 2- Revenge of the Veterans Blue Episode 2
Ahmir99 (Ahmir99) Fresh Meat 2 Purple Episode 2
Rabbaj (Jabbar) The Mole- A Tale of Traitor White Episode 1
Coolexchangestudent (DJ) Boot Camp White Episode 1
  • Account Holders competed in trios during Phase 1 from Episode 1 to Episode 4
  • Account Holders competed in pairs during Phase 2 from Episode 5 to Episode 8
  • Account Holders competed as individuals during Phase 3 from Episode 9 to the Finale

Format

The game was designed by the Banker, a wealthy gentlemen seeking to share his wealth with a worthy competitor. The game starts off with 27 players and was divided into 3 Phases.

Each episode account holders compete in a Teller Challenge. At each Teller Challenge, the Banker offers a group pot where account holders can earn money based on their performance. The winners of the Teller Challenge form the Inner Circle, and earn the ability to people to the Vault. The highest bidders during the Auction for Safety earn immunity for the round and cannot be voted in by the Inner Circle or their fellow competitors. Once the Inner Circle has made their decision, then each person votes to send someone to the Vault. The team/person with the most votes along with the Inner Circle's selection compete in the Vault. In the Vault, there is a challenge; the winners of the challenge remain in the game and take the losers' money while losers go home empty handed.

In the end, the person with the most money will keep their account open with the Banker, and have permanent trust fund set up.

Along the way, there were variations of the format to fit the different phases:

  • Phase 1: Account Holders competed in trios. The winning team would become the Inner Circle and send in one team to compete in the Vault. The members of the two teams who bid the most money collectively during the Auction for Safety would earn Immunity. Everyone except for the Inner Circle and their selection would vote as individuals to send one more team to the Vault. The team with the most votes along with the Inner Circle's selection would be sent to the Vault. Only two of the three members from each team compete in the Vault. Players could either volunteer or forced to do a Draw if they could not decide. Players remained on their team until they were eliminated or Phase 2 began, no matter how many players were left.
  • Phase 2: Account Holders competed in pairs. Same as Phase 1 for the most part, except the two winning account holders in the Vault become a new team in the game.
  • Phase 3: Account Holders competed as individuals. Until Final 7, the top three in the Teller Challenge comprise the Inner Circle, starting at Final 7, only one person becomes the Inner Circle. The Inner Circle still sends in one person, however prior to Final 7, everyone else votes in two people to go to the Vault. No matter how many people are sent to the Vault, only one person is eliminated.
  • Finale Phase: At an unannounced point, the game completely changes. In the Final Teller Challenge of the season, the Inner Circle gets to eliminate one person from the game. The remaining players face a jury who decide to eliminate one player and give one play an advantage in the Final Challenge. After the jury eliminates someone, the remaining players compete in the Final Challenge.

Game Summary

Episode Challenge Winner Voting The Vault Winner Eliminated
# Challenge Auction for Safety Winners Inner Circle's Selection Voted In Face-Offs Challenge
1 You Can't Keep That! Blue Team Purple Team White Team Green Team DJ vs JT Letters On Lock JT DJ
Orange Team Jabbar vs Tyler Tyler Jabbar
2 Walk to the Top Orange Team Green Team Blue Team Purple Team Ahmir vs Anthony Gold High Anthony Ahmir
Gold Team Andy vs Saxon Andy Saxon
3 Great Faceoff Gold Team Orange Team Black Team Blue Team Andy vs Jet Safecracker Andy Jet
Purple Team Andrea vs Jacob Jacob Andrea
4 5 Point Nomination Nominations Week: Account Holders were given 5 points to nominate 2 players. The 6 with the most nomination points would be placed in the Vault. Brittany, Eric, Jake B, Janet, JT, Nico Mr. Popularity Brittany, Eric, Jake B, JT, Nico Janet
Janet and JT were automatically nominated for failing to vote.
5 Stampede to Victory! Black Team Red Team White Team Green Team Brian vs Robert Ransack Brian Robert
Silver Team Jacob vs Daniel Daniel Jacob
6 The Decider Has Spoken Silver Team Red Team Purple Team Green Team Brian vs JT Conquer The Territory JT Brian
Orange Team
Pink Team Daniel vs Marks Marks Daniel
7 Trash the Mansion Silver Team Purple Team Pink Team Black Team Eric vs Nico Shop Till You Drop Nico Eric
Alex vs Anthony Alex Anthony
8 The Biggest Baller Black Team Blue Team Purple Team Red Team Brittany vs Marks Can't Stop, Won't Stop! Brittany Marks
Jake S vs JT JT Jake S
9 5 Point Nomination Nominations Week: Account Holders were given 5 points to nominate 2 players. The 5 with the most nomination points would be placed in the Vault. Alex, Derek, Joel, Nico, Riley Mr. Popularity Alex, Derek, Nico, Riley Jake B
(Removed)
Joel was automatically nominated for failing to vote. Joel
10 The Auction Derek, Nico, Steven Alex JT Andy Andy vs Brittany vs JT Match Me A Win Brittany and JT Andy
Brittany
11 For The Record Derek and Steven Brittany JT Josh
(POV)
JT vs Tyler Risky Trivia JT Tyler
Tyler
12 Tax Collector JT and Steven Brittany Nico Alex Alex vs Nico vs Riley 1991 To Victory Alex and Riley Nico
Riley
13 Radioactive Mine Derek Alex Riley JT Riley vs JT Knight Moves JT Riley
14 ABC...It's Easy As 123 Steven Brittany JT Alex JT vs Alex Roll With It JT Alex
15 Change In The Jar Derek Compete For Safety Round: Inner Circle eliminates between one of the two last placers in the challenge Josh and JT None Josh JT
The Jury Votes The Jury Vote: The 8 most recently eliminated players return to the game to eliminate one of the remaining account holders Brittany, Derek, Josh, Steven None Brittany, Josh, Steven Derek
16 Around the Mansion Steven Final Teller Challenge
2nd Place- Brittany 3rd Place- Josh

Episode Progress

Contestants Challenges
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Breakdown
Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
Steven 7th SAFE AFS WIN SAFE 6th SAFE AFS SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WINNER
Brittany 6th SAFE SAFE SAFE VAULT 7th AFS AFS SAFE VAULT SAFE VAULT AFS AFS SAFE AFS SAFE SAFE RUNNER-UP
Josh 4th VAULT AFS SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE POV SAFE SAFE SAFE RISK SAFE THIRD PLACE
Derek 11th SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE 8th AFS WIN WIN SAFE VAULT WIN WIN SAFE WIN SAFE WIN OUT
JT 9th VAULT AFS SAFE VAULT 10th SAFE VAULT AFS VAULT SAFE VAULT VAULT WIN VAULT VAULT OUT
Alex 10th SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE 5th WIN SAFE VAULT WIN VAULT AFS SAFE VAULT AFS OUT
Riley 22nd VAULT SAFE SAFE SAFE 9th SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE VAULT SAFE SAFE VAULT OUT
Nico 2nd SAFE SAFE SAFE VAULT 4th SAFE AFS VAULT WIN VAULT WIN SAFE OUT
Tyler 26th VAULT AFS SAFE SAFE SAFE AFS SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Andy 20th WIN VAULT VAULT SAFE 1st SAFE SAFE SAFE AFS SAFE OUT
Joel 27th SAFE AFS WIN SAFE AFS WIN WIN SAFE OUT
Jake B 12th AFS WIN AFS VAULT SAFE SAFE SAFE AFS OUT
Jake S 8th AFS WIN AFS SAFE AFS AFS SAFE OUT
Marks 13th SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE VAULT AFS OUT
Eric 5th AFS VAULT AFS VAULT WIN SAFE OUT
Anthony 1st AFS VAULT AFS SAFE SAFE AFS OUT
Daniel 21st SAFE SAFE VAULT SAFE VAULT OUT
Brian 24th SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE VAULT OUT
Jacob 16th SAFE SAFE VAULT SAFE 2nd OUT
Robert 3rd AFS WIN AFS SAFE 3rd OUT
Janet 15th SAFE AFS WIN OUT
Andrea 19th WIN VAULT OUT
Jet 14th SAFE SAFE OUT
Saxon 18th WIN OUT
Ahmir 23rd AFS OUT
Jabbar 25th OUT
DJ 17th OUT
Key
WINNER The Winner of The Banker
RUNNER-UP The Runner-Up of The Banker
WIN This person won the Teller Challenge and was a part of the Inner Circle.
AFS This person won the Auction for Safety and earned immunity for the round.
VAULT This person was sent to the Vault, had to compete, but won the Vault Challenge and remained in the game.
VAULT This person was sent to the Vault, but was spared from competing in the Vault Challenge.
OUT This person was eliminated after losing the Vault Challenge.

Voting History

Account Holders Episodes Total Votes
Received
1234567891011121314 15
Steven 3- Green 1- Purple Inner Circle 4- Daniel
1- Nico
1- Green 1- Black 1- Black 4- Red 3- Brittany
2- Nico
Inner Circle Inner Circle Inner Circle 5- JT Inner Circle N/A N/A 04
Brittany 1- Black 2- Purple 2- Blue 3- Eric
2- Riley
1- Green 1- Black 1- Black 4- Silver 1- Riley
4- Derek
1- Riley
1- Andy
1- Josh 2- Alex 3- Josh 1- Josh N/A N/A 82
Josh 1- Red 2- Purple 3- Blue 3- Daniel
2- Andy
2- Green 1- Black 2- Black 2- Red 3- Jake B
2- Riley
2- Brittany DNV 5- Alex 5- JT 5- Alex RISK N/A 43
Derek 1- Black 1- Purple 1- Blue 4- Eric
1- Anthony
1- Green Inner Circle Inner Circle 5- Red 3- Brittany
2- Riley
Inner Circle Inner Circle 3- Riley Inner Circle 5- Alex Inner Circle
JT
N/A 28
JT DNV 3- Purple 1- Blue 10- Failed
To Vote
1- Green VAULT 3- Black VAULT 3- Riley
2- Steven
VAULT VAULT Inner Circle 1- Josh VAULT RISK E- Derek
A- Brittany
47
Alex 1- Red 1- Red DNV 3- Riley
2- Janet
Inner Circle 3- Green 5- Blue Inner Circle 3- JT
2- Jake B
1- Andy 1- Tyler 5- Josh 1- JT 7- Josh OUT E- Derek
A- Josh
57
Riley VAULT 1- Red 5- Red 3- Jake B
2- Rob
5- Green 5- Green 3- Black 4- Silver 3- Jake B
2- Alex
DNV 5- Tyler DNV
(Controlled)
VAULT OUT E- Steven
A- Brittany
30
Nico 1- Green 1- Red 1- Blue 3- Brittany
2- JT
1- Green 1- Green VAULT Inner Circle 4- Derek
1- Joel
Inner Circle 1- Josh VAULT OUT E- Brittany
A- Steven
23
Tyler 4- Red 3- Purple 3- Blue 3- Andy
2- Daniel
2- Green 1- Black 2- Black 3- Red
2- Silver
3- Nico
2- Jake B
2- Andy
2- Brittany
1- Riley OUT E- Derek
A- Josh
26
Andy Inner Circle VAULT 3- Red 3- Jake S
2- Jake B
1- Green 1- Black 2- Black 3- Red 3- Alex
2- Riley
DNV OUT DNV 40
Joel 4- Green 1- Red Inner Circle 3- Nico
2- Jake S
1- Green Inner Circle Inner Circle 5- Red 10- Failed
To Vote
OUT E- Josh
A- Derek
26
Jake B 1- Black Inner Circle 1- Blue 3- Nico
2- Janet
1- Green 1- Black 3- Black 1- Gold 3- Alex
2- Nico
OUT E- Brittany
A- Steven
30
Jake S 1- Black Inner Circle 1- Blue 3- Nico
2- Janet
1- Green 1- Black 1- Black 5- Silver OUT E- Steven
A- Brittany
31
Marks DNV 1- Purple 3- Blue 2- Eric
3- Riley
2- Green VAULT 1- Black VAULT OUT 37
Eric 1- Red 2- Red 2- Red 4- Brittany
1- Brian
Inner Circle 2- Green 5- Blue OUT 62
Anthony 1- Red 3- Red 1- Red 4- Brittany
1- Andy
1- Green 1- Green VAULT OUT 24
Daniel 1- Green 1- Red VAULT 3- Jake B
2- Jake S
1- Pink 1- Black OUT 47
Brian 1- Green 2- Purple 1- Blue 3- Eric
2- Riley
VAULT 3- Black OUT 50
Jacob 1- Green 1- Red VAULT 3- Jake B
2- Jake S
1- Pink OUT 26
Robert 1- Black Inner Circle 1- Blue 2- Nico
3- Janet
VAULT OUT 02
Janet 5- Green 3- Red Inner Circle 10- Failed
To Vote
OUT 19
Andrea Inner Circle VAULT 3- Red OUT 18
Jet 2- Green 4- Purple VAULT OUT 05
Saxon Inner Circle VAULT OUT 00
Ahmir 1- Red DNV OUT 21
Jabbar VAULT OUT 00
DJ VAULT OUT 00

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