October’s Very Own has just become October’s Very Wealthy. Last Saturday, Duck posted a screenshot from the Canadian gambling site Stake showing he won $1 million after betting on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
Drake has already made historic bets, both on and off the pitch. From Formula 1 racing to mixed martial arts combat, his fluctuating failure/fortune has become so notorious that gaming site FanDuel has claimed the “Certified Lover Boy” has a sports curse.
Looks like the curse has been lifted. He first announced his partnership with Stake in March with a 40-second video on his Instagram page. The video included a brief montage of his past earnings from him playing online roulette with his Thanosesque caption stating “it was inevitable”.
He went on to state that any winnings he made, he would give back to his fans. True to his word, he can be seen talking to a Brazilian fan on the streaming site_huu3ww3w Twitch after winning a few games of roulette and telling her he would send her $50,000. According Action Networka site dedicated to nationwide sports betting, Drake’s record currently stands at 4-5.
Drake announced the partnership with cryptocurrency betting platform Stake months ago. From scenes of him playing an online roulette game to screenshots of his huge Super Bowl bet, Drake has made it clear that he’s a fan of the platform, if nothing else.
On a bitter note, the four-time Grammy winner’s bets may not have been entirely legal, according to a number of Canadian gambling regulatory experts. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the provincially run regulator, only allows its own Proline Plus app to operate as an online bookmaker.
To make things riskier, the legality surrounding cryptocurrency gambling is still up in the air. In general, all games and bets are prohibited in Canada, with some exceptions. One such exception, according to Igaming Business, permits the offering of gaming and betting products if a provincial government “conducts and manages” that offering.