Rap superstar Drake has bet more than $1BILLION on sport in the last year, including losing $1m on football match | The Sun

RAP superstar Drake enjoys the thrill of high stake bets on sports events and casinos, and has risked nearly £1BILLION in the last year.

Drake joined crypto casino, Stake, under the name DeepPockets6 in December 2021.

And the 36-year-old isn't shy about posting his gambling activity to his social media sites.

The figures often send heads spinning.

In fact, Casino.org say Drake wagered cryptocurrency worth over £800million in just two months after joining Stake on various sports and casino bets.

Jake Paul is next on Drake's tip list, with the artist slapping down over £300,000 on the American to KNOCK OUT rival Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.


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If the bet comes in, Drake is set to take home an incredible £1.2m.

Drake's sports bets range from combat sports, to Formula One, to football and even American football.

And unfortunately, he is not often lucky with the notorious 'Drake curse' becoming legendary folklore online.

SunSport takes a look at some of Drake's BIGGEST sports bets.

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Drake's UFC bets

In March 2022, Drake slapped £230,000 on Jorge Masvidal to defeat UFC rival Colby Covington.

A win would've seen Drake pocket over £862,000.

However, Masvidal lost via decision.

Two months later, Drake lost £357,000 after tipping Justin Gaethje to beat Charles Oliveira.

The payout would've been north of £800,000 again.

July, however, was a better month for Drake.

Drake bet £113,000 on fellow Stake ambassador, Israel Adesanya, to beat Jared Cannonier.

Adesanya won via decision and Drake saw a return of £750,000.

And just ten days later, Drake bet on Liverpudlians Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann.

Drake wagered £1.84m on McCann to see off Hannah Goldy and Pimblett to beat Jordan Leavitt.

The bet came in and Drake saw a return of over £3m.

As a thank you, Drake sent both McCann and Pimblett a Rolex.

However, the next month it was back to losing on UFC.

In August, Drake lost tow consecutive bets totalling £359,000 on Kamaru Usman and Jose Aldo.

And in November, £1.67m was put on the line for Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira in a UFC 281 title fight.

But in what could've been a £2.42m payout resulted in a £1.7m loss.

Drake's dabbling in football

Drake keeps a watchful eye on football and hasn't been scared to bet big bux.

In October last year, £502,000 was bet on both Arsenal and Barcelona to win their respective matches.

Arsenal came through on their part of the bet, winning 1-0 away at Leeds.

Barca, however, lost 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid.

To rub salt into the wounds, Barca's kit featured the OVO owl ogo in a sponsorship courtesy of Spotify.

Drake was honoured after becoming the first artist to hit 50bn Spotify streams.

He also joined billions from around the world in watching last November-December's World Cup.

Drake bet £837,000 on Argentina to win the World Cup in the final against France – but lost on a technicality.

The global sensation would've seen a return north of £2.26m had Argentina beaten France in regular time.

Kylian Mbappe's late equaliser forced the game into extra-time.

Argentina went on to win the 3-3 final on penalties, despite Mbappe scoring a hat-trick.

Better luck with US sports

In February 2022, Drake took home over £449,000 on the LA Rams to win the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals and Odell Beckham Jr to score an anytime touchdown.

Though he lost a separate prop bet on ODJ worth £328,000.

He did manage to recover £196,000 on his Californian namesake, Drake London, to be the 1st drafted Wide Receiver.

Drake's good fortunes with NFL bets continued into the recent season.

Despite losing £174,000 on the Miami Dolphins in September last year, Drake cashed out a whopping £1.67m on a £240,000 bet in November.

He tipped the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs to be victorious in their Week Four matchups.

For the Super Bowl earlier this month, Drake won BIG.

The Certified Lover Boy won over £1.25m after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona.

Drake has seen good returns in basketball, baseball and hockey.

In April, Drake took home a combined total of £610,000 on NBA bets thanks to the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks.

In baseball the same month, Drake won over £96,000 thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays beating the Boston Red Sox.

Drake's baseball luck continued in May in a Game 7 parlay.

The Dallas Mavericks, Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers saw Drake turn his £258,000 stake with 8.64 total odds into an impressive £1.97m.

In June, Drake lost £376,000 after predicting the New York Rangers to win the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, as well as the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Championship series.

Unfortunately, the slip was ruined before it got started and Drake missed out on a cool £1.33m.

Drake's need for speed

Drake is also an F1 fan.

He tipped Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to win the 2022 Spain Grand Prix with the Monegasques starting the race on pole position.

Drake placed £251,000 on Leclerc to win – but the Ferrari ace retired on lap 27 with a turbo and MGH-U failure.

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Drake missed out on £627,000.

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