Gamblers worldwide won prop bets on the Luis Suarez bite
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Gamblers worldwide won money when Luis Suarez bit the Italian player

6/24/14 in Soccer   |   JoeKukura   |   488 respect

Blog Photo - Gamblers worldwide won prop bets on the Luis Suarez bite The bite heard 'round the Internet is still being digested by the soccer-following world at large, but a few gamblers worldwide are glad they bit on an obscure prop bet. When Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez sank his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Tuesday's 1-0 Uruguay win, these prop bettors also got something to sink their teeth into. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, one Internet gambling site in Sweden took bets from 167 prop bettors on whether Suarez would bite someone during the match.

Suarez apparently has two biting incidents in his past, one with the Dutch leagues and another with the English Premiership. That led a few prop bettors to take the bait, with one winner pulling as much as $3,300 on the bite (which, if you haven't seen it, has been giffed by Deadspin).

Blog Photo - Gamblers worldwide won prop bets on the Luis Suarez bite

Darren Rovell of ESPN has the story on the prop bettors who won money on Luis Suarez' World Cup bite. One winner named Thomas Syverson, who took the onscure bet with 175-1 odds.

"Sure enough, Syvers Blog Photo - Gamblers worldwide won prop bets on the Luis Suarez bite on checked and the equivalent of $916 (673 euros) was deposited into his account for winning the bet", Rovell reports. "Andreas Bardun, sportsbook manager for gambling site Betsson, where Syverson placed his bet, said 167 gamblers placed bets on the prop."

"The biggest winner was a Norwegian who won $3,300, he said, but he cited company policy not to disclose any of the names of its bettors."

Other international sportsbooks offered the bet as well. The online stub seen at left is offered up by the Twitpic account of Who Ate All The Pies, a very amusing EPL soccer site.



 
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