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February 11, 2022

Drake Bet More than $1.25M in Bitcoin on Los Angeles Rams, Odell Beckham Jr.

We are just a few days away from one of the biggest gambling days of the year. The Super Bowl always offers the very best gambling odds and interesting bets. 

There's one superstar rapper who is helping contribute to the more than $7.6 billion that will be bet on the Big Game: Drake. 

While Drake is widely known for his music and starring in "Degrassi," his role in the world of sports is a hilarious one. The "Drake Curse" refers to teams becoming cursed after he publicly supports the team. 

With the explosion of the sports betting world, even celebrities are getting involved in the fun. Now that the Drake Curse is officially (unofficially) dead after his Raptors won the NBA championship in 2019, Drake is getting back in the sports bandwagon game. This time, he is putting his money where his mouth is. 

A Hefty Wager

With over $1.25 million in bets, Drake is going all-in on the Los Angles Rams, and his friend, Odell Beckham Jr. He put $472K on the Rams to win outright, $393K on both  Beckham's receiving total prop (over 62.5), and for Beckham to score a touchdown. If everything cashes, Drake is looking at a $2.3 million payout. 

Here is the twist, he placed all these bets with bitcoin. In 2022, everyone who is famous needs to be involved in bitcoin in some capacity, even if they do not know what bitcoin actually is. I am not saying that Drake has no idea what crypto is, but you put bitcoin in the title, and people will start to pay attention. 

The Drake Curse 2: Electric Boogaloo?

These bets obviously have the people talking, and Rams fans are concerned that Drake is poking the sleeping giant that is the "Drake Curse." As someone who also has already placed my bets on all three of Drake's bets, I am also concerned. 

Being a gambler means two things. First of all, you are incredibly superstitious, and secondly, we are always looking for someone to blame when we lose that is not ourselves. I can promise you this, if Drake cursed my bets, I am 100% going to be on his ass, and trust me, I know Drake doesn't want me lurking in the shadows ready to boo him at a moment's notice.

The Super Bowl is one of my favorite days of the year. As a Browns fan, I do not need to worry about my team winning any time soon, so I can just sit back, place a bet or two, and watch the last football game until the fall. 

All I can say is, for the first time ever, I am rooting for Drake. 

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