Drake Lost $1 Million Betting On The FIFA World Cup Final (Despite Picking Argentina)
— Updated on 21 December 2022

Drake Lost $1 Million Betting On The FIFA World Cup Final (Despite Picking Argentina)

— Updated on 21 December 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Many believed Drake had forsaken Argentina after the revelation he was backing them over France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final with a casual $1 million bet via cryptocurrency sportsbook and casino Stake.

“I’ll take Argentina, he’ll take France. That will be a vibe.”

Drake (via Instagram)

And one could conceivably argue the Toronto-based rapped almost did, considering the razor-thin margins that separated the reality with an alternate outcome; the latter of which would’ve effectively written another chapter in the long-running history of the “Drake Curse.”

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Thankfully, Lionel Messi’s side eventually walked away from Qatar’s Lusail Stadium victorious after a tense penalty shootout, in defiance of all superstition. Still, it isn’t all smiles for everyone involved, and we’re not just talking about Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate and French superstar Kylian Mbappe.

While Drizzy’s bet in the 1×2 market was technically right on the money, given the match officially ended on a tied score at 3-3, and given said bet doesn’t account for extra time – wherein the end result was actually determined – that means he won’t be receiving that $2.9 million payout.

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Drake Loses $2 Million Betting On Israel Adesanya At UFC 281

Other relatively recent Ls Drake has copped on the chin vis-à-vis sports gambling include the following:

  • His failed $2 million bet on then-middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 281; plus another failed $240,000 failed bet on former lightweight champion Jose Also at the same event (read more here)
  • His failed $300,000 bet on Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, otherwise known as the Grand Premio de Espana 2022 (read more here)
  • As well as his failed $200,000 bet on then-reigning welterweight champion and #1 P4P fighter Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, which ended with a shock upset in Leon Edwards’ favour (read more here)

It’D almost be painful if it weren’t for the fact Drake (allegedly) never really punts with his own money. Even so, this is pocket change for a chart-topping artist of his calibre.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]