MANAUS, Brazil -- A gambling firm in Sweden says it awarded a Norwegian man nearly $1,000 for betting that Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez would bite a player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In an email to the Associated Press, a spokesman for Bettson said the bettor won the prize on a 32 kroner bet (a little less than $5).
The spokesman also told the AP that the online gambling site had received "six-figures" worth of Norwegian kroner on the Suarez proposition bet.
Norway's largest newspaper, AftenPosten, reported Thomas Syversen as the winner.
“I woke up just before it happened, so I was not awake,” Syversen told the paper. “I saw the incident on replays.”
Following Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy on Tuesday, a result that knocked the Azzurri out of the World Cup, FIFA announced it has opened an investigation in the alleged biting incident.
Syversen posted a picture of his betting slip as proof of the win.