Social media chatter revolving around Luis Suarez’ bite of Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match have been fierce. In fact, the Uruguayan football star has been banned for 4 months by FIFA and has also been released from his sponsorship duties with 888Poker.
But 167 online gamblers at Betsson are not the least bit disappointed in Suarez’ actions. They’ve cashed in on a 175-1 prop bet wager, according to a report by ESPNFC.com, which sourced Betsson SportsBook head Andreas Bardun.
The unlikely wager may have seemed like a good way to waste a few dollars to some, but one Norwegian is reported to have earned $3,300 USD from throwing approximately $20 at the long shot.
Thomas Syversen, also of Norway, posted a screenshot of his $914 haul on Twitter after wagering a little of $5 (NOK 32 Norwegian Krone) on whether Suarez would bite someone during the 2014 World Cup.
All Luis Suarez bets are off for the time being as he sits out his suspension and ponders his next move on the public relations front.
One interesting discussion going forward could be the Over/Under for any future Suarez prop bets involving biting. It’s unlikely sports betters will be able to sink their teeth into another 175-1 parlay of Suarez’ actions.