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Biters and bettors: 150 Europeans make dough on Suarez bite wager

Italy v Uruguay: Group D - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Once a biter, always a biter... and now 150 European bettors have cashed in on Luis Suarez’s Italian meal.

When Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on Tuesday -- or Chiellini thrusted his shoulder into Suarez’s face, if the you’re the Uruguayan -- a number of bettors made dough.

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The biggest win went to a punter in Norway whose bonanza amounted to 2,000 euros ($2,700), while someone else in that Scandinavian country took home $916, Betsson group spokesman Mikael Mellqvist said.

In Sweden, Mats Johansson posted his betting ticket on Twitter and thanked Suarez for the 1,750 kronor ($260) he got after putting up 10 Swedish kronor.

The company received bets on a Suarez bite amounting to “six figures in Norwegian kroner,” Mellqvist told The Associated Press. “We have people from all of Europe playing but mainly in Scandinavia.”

Norwegian media identified one of the winners as Thomas Syversen, who reportedly was asleep during the Uruguay-Italy game on Tuesday when Suarez allegedly bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the left shoulder.

“This is probably the sickest bet I have made, not to mention the sickest bet I have won,” Syversen was quoted as saying by the Norwegian Dagbladet daily.

We live in a bizarre world where a person can make money off such a thing, but it still catches you offguard when a prop bet like this exists... and is a winner.

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