A Norway gambling website posted a silly prop bet before the World Cup and 167 people have cashed in on it.
The prop bet: 175-to-1 odds that Uruguay's Luis Suarez would bite someone during the tournament.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, 167 people made the bet, including the owner of the ticket stub seen above. That ticket belongs to Thomas Syversen, who bet 32 krone (about $5.25 USD) on Suarez biting someone. He cashed in for 5600 krone (a little over $916) on the bet. Not a bad bit of business.
Considering Suarez has bitten two other people before on a soccer field, the odds weren't that bad, either.
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.
It's too bad this prop bet wasn't offered at any English betting houses. I can think of a few Chelsea fans who would've put a couple quid on it.
On a more serious note, FIFA has charged Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams' World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay's best offensive player.
FIFA announced early Wednesday that its disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Suarez, just hours after the end of Tuesday's match.
If the panel finds Suarez guilty of assaulting an opponent, FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches up to a maximum of 24 months.
FIFA asked the team to present evidence, which can include video recordings, by 5 p.m. local time Wednesday. A decision must be published before Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in a round-of-16 match at Maracana stadium.