Drake just put over $1.25M on the Rams and OBJ this weekend 👀
— br_betting (@br_betting) February 11, 2022
VIA Bloomberg America is gearing up for its biggest sports battle of the year, and Canadian rapper Drake is putting his money where his mouth is — crypto-style.
The musician placed a series of bets using Bitcoin worth C$1.6 million ($1.3 million) in total on Thursday, including C$600,000 to back the Los Angeles Rams triumphing over the Cincinnati Bengals.
He also wagered C$500,000 each on Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. having “over 0.5 anytime touchdowns”, a screenshot of his bets showed, and over 62.5 receiving yards during the game.
Drake’s total payout could reach C$2.9 million, according to the valuation of Bitcoin by online betting app Stake at the time his bets were placed.
“All bets are in on the family,” Drake said in an Instagram post where he shared the images of his Bitcoin-based bet.
Beckham Jr. was on board, responding in a comment: “It’s time.” The football star announced last year that he intends to receive his “new salary” from the National Football League in Bitcoin, as part of an arrangement with Block Inc.’s smartphone payments service Cash App.
If I were A Los Angeles Ram right now I’d be so pissed. Drake is the sports kiss of death, anyone he reps, bets on or endorses loses. It’s a fact.
Don’t believe me, check out this article from our friends at USA Today.
Yikes. The Rams have all the pressure, leveraged the team for the next 5 years to have a shot to play a home Super Bowl. The Bengals were never supposed to be here but surprised everyone with their magical run. If I was a betting man, which I’m not because I used to be a betting man and lost WAY too much money, I would HAMMMMMMMMMER the Bengals this weekend. My reason is because of the Drake curse.