Rap Star Drake Turns $200k NBA Bet into a $1 Million Payday

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  • Drake Bet $200k on the Golden State Warriors to Win the Western Conference Title
  • Bet was Made in April When Phoenix Suns Were Favored to Win the WCT
  • ‘Drake Curse’ Temporarily Defied, however it Apparently Lives On

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Drake Bet $200k on the Golden State Warriors to Win the Western Conference Title

What’s tougher – becoming a famous rapper, being known as a one-name celebrity, or winning a million dollars on one sports bet?

For Aubrey Drake Graham, all three have become a reality now, the Canadian Rap star, singer-songwriter, and actor known simply as ‘Drake’ having just won a million dollars Canadian off a $200k bet he placed on the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Western Conference Title.

Don’t believe it? Check out the receipt that br_betting recently Tweeted out that shows proof that Drake the rapper won a million dollar sports bet:

Guess you gotta play big to win big, and that’s exactly what Drake did when he took those +500 odds and put his money where his American Music and BET award-winning mouth is and dropped $200,000 dollars Canadian on the Golden State Warriors to get to the finals.

Of course, that $1 million dollar win was also in Canadian dollars, so it ONLY equated to about $790,000 USD, still a hefty payday for any bettor who wagered big and took a chance and checked out when Drake made the bet – proof that the man has gambling guts.

Bet was Made in April When Phoenix Suns Were Favored to Win the WCT

Back in April, the Phoenix Suns were favored to win the NBA’s Western Conference Title (+130), but they were eliminated in the Conference Semifinals by the Dallas Mavericks, 3-4, and then the Warriors easily took care of the Mavs in the Conference Finals winning 4-1 in that one.

For Drake to ignore the Suns’ number one seeding and go with the third-seeded Warriors to win the title took a level of risk that most gamblers are not comfortable with, but this isn’t the first time the rapper put down big money and won big, his history of huge wagers well known.

For example, during the last Super Bowl in February, Drake placed $1.6 million Canadian on the LA Rams and Odell Beckham, Jr. and recently he bet $230K on Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix but not every bet’s been a winner.

In fact, Drake is responsible for what’s known as the ‘Drake Curse’ and teams and athletes hesitate to welcome the rapper’s allegiance.

‘Drake Curse’ Temporarily Defied, however it Apparently Lives On

The Drake Curse was created as a result of the Kentucky Wildcat NCAA men’s basketball team having failed to win the March Madness tournament ever since Drake gifted the 2012 Wildcat Final Four winners with engraved rings, a curse that continues to haunt the sports world.

It just happened to Ferrari’s Leclerc, and it seems to happen to any athlete or team that Drake supports or poses in a picture with, so much so that now Roma, a professional football club based in Rome, Italy, has forbidden its players from snapping photos with Drake, Tweeting:

Gamblers may want to blame curses or coincidences for their losses, but chances are they just didn’t do enough shopping for the best bets and odds, something we always encourage even non-rapping, multi-named anonymous bettors to do right here.

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