Drake has a vested interest in the Super Bowl — to the tune of more than $1.25 million of his own money.
According to Yahoo, Mr. Champagne Papi himself took to his Instagram to announce that he’d placed his Super Bowl bets in Bitcoin, and placed his wagers behind the Los Angeles Rams — whose star player, Odell Beckham Jr. is proving to be a standout ahead of the big game.
“All bets are in on the family,” he wrote on Instagram, and you can check out the post below.
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It’s important to note that Yahoo reported what Drake will win in USD below:
- $472,364 on Rams to win the Super Bowl outright (with a payout of $713,244)
- $393,636 on Beckham over 62.5 receiving yards (with a payout of $712,457)
- $393,636 on Beckham to score a touchdown in the game (with a payout of $846,288)
However, based on his Instagram post, he placed the bets and will receive his payout (assuming he wins), in CAD and Bitcoin.
Though the “Controlla” rapper has thrown a handsome sum of money behind the game, he’s far from the only one. In fact, sports betting on the Super Bowl is big business this year.
CBS Sports is reporting that Americans alone are expected to bet an estimated $8 billion on the big game, which is nearly double the amount that Americans bet on the Super Bowl last year (That figure is comprised of both legal and illegal bets and online and in-person bets).
Experts also predict that as sports betting becomes legal in more states — currently, 19 states, including New York, have legalized sports betting since the Supreme Court made it possible to do so in 2018 — those numbers will continue to skyrocket.
Drake, however, is betting on sports in Canada — where it’s reportedly been mostly legal since 1985, though Canadians weren’t allowed to engage in single-event sports betting (such as on the Super Bowl) until August 2021. Legal Sports Report also reveals that for the first time in history, the NFL struck a new partnership with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming.
Drake's Odds: Experts Weigh In
Bonus.com has compiled the odds from all the major sports betting sites to see how things look, statistically, for Drake to win all that money back from the Super Bowl.
As of this writing, the site explains that the Rams are the current favorites to win — but statistics change daily, and may even change on the day of the Super Bowl.
“The LA Rams are the consensus favorites in Las Vegas sportsbooks to win the Super Bowl 2022, with odds around -190. This comes after the team came back down 10 against the 49ers to take the lead and eventually win. The Rams will have home-field advantage for the Super Bowl,” reports the outlet. “The underdog for the Super Bowl is the Cincinnati Bengals who sit at +180. Just two weeks ago, the Bengals were +2000 to win the Super Bowl and some bet it preseason at even crazier odds than that. The Bengals are the Cinderella team of the NFL and deserved to make it to the Super Bowl.”
So, we know who Drake’s got. But who do you have winning Super Bowl LVI?