Drake Lost Nearly $4 Million On Sports Bets This Year

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The #FadeDrake movement continues to grow as online sports bettors are fading the Grammy-award winner’s sports bets.

The latest involved the Canadian rapper tweeting out a $1 million bet he placed on Argentina to win Sunday’s World Cup final. You may think – “But Gunz, Argentina ended up winning what are you talking about?” Well, upon further review – Drake actually bet the full time money line (meaning Argentina would have to win in regulation). They won on penalties in overtime 4-2.


Drake’s gambling woes have become so frequent that there’s now a #FadeDrake movement on social media where bettors will purposely take the opposite side of whatever he bets.

Drake has now become a mush. Follow his bets with caution. (Or just fade the hell out of them).


Here are a few other losing bets from Drake this year:

In March he placed a $275,000 bet on UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal to win at UFC 272. Masvidal ended up losing to Colby Covington that night.

There was also this $80,000 loss when he took Duke to defeat UNC in the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

And who can forget this one? Drake dropped $427,000 on UFC fighter Justin Gaethje to win. He lost… in the first round that night. Woops.

Oh, there’s more?

Let’s head on over to Formula 1 and see if Drake had better luck there.

Drake placed $230,000 on Canadian driver Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix this year.

Well, Leclerc suffered engine failure (of course!) on the 27th lap while in the lead and failed to finish.


But one of Drake’s biggest wagers came just a few weeks ago when he bet $2 MILLION on UFC’s Israel Adesanya to win. You know what I’m going to say next…

Adesanya lost to Alex Pereira via fifth-round TKO.

Listen, I’m not saying Drake shouldn’t bet. The rapper – who just had another Billboard No. 1 debut with his “Her Loss” album in early November, has plenty of money.

And of course he has won some of his sports bets this year – it’s really hard to not win ANYTHING when betting your own money. But anyone out there who is betting their hard-earned money on the same picks that Drake is doing, you may want to take some caution and join the #FadeDrake or #DrakeCurse movement and bet the opposite.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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