167 People Won Money After Betting That Luis Suarez Would Bite Someone At The World Cup

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There are some bite bets that you take and some that you don’t. For example, one bite bet that I would never take would be one involving my latest slam, Jersette. Not because she doesn’t have violent tendencies–she does–but because she doesn’t have any teeth. It sucks when she beats the shit out of me for putting the television volume on an odd number, but I stay with her because the gumjobs are phenomenal.

One bite bet that I actually might have taken, however, was one that 167 people cashed in on–a bet at 175-1 odds that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez would bite somebody during this year’s World Cup. If you missed it, here’s the bite heard ’round the world.

One such winner of this prop bet was a Norwegian man named Thomas Syversen. Here’s his winning electronic ticket.


From ESPN:

“I had 32 [Norwegian] krone on it, so it was just for fun,” Syversen told ESPN.com.

When Suarez took the apparent bite in the 79th minute, Syversen said he was awoken by a friend who texted him what had just happened.

Sure enough, Syversen checked and the equivalent of $916 (673 euros) was deposited into his account for winning the bet.

Andreas Bardun, sportsbook manager for gambling site Betsson, where Syversen placed his bet, said 167 gamblers placed bets on the prop.

Considering Luis Suarez has bitten two players during games in the past and has also received a red card for the handball that saved an obvious goal at the 2010 World Cup, it doesn’t seem too unlikely that he’d do something exactly like this. I was actually going to take this bet, but Jersette said she’d beat me up, so I couldn’t. Oh well.

[via ESPN]

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