Drake, who said on social media that he "can't bet against the swifties," placed a $1.15 million bet on the Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers.
The singer, keeping in mindand relationship with Travis Kelce, shared his wager in an Instagram post on Saturday. He's estimated to get a $2.346 million payout, a gain of $1.196 million, if he wins.
Drake's wager on the online sports betting platform Stake.com, with which he has a partnership, has Chiefs fans wary of the notorious "Drake curse." Drake regularly places bets, and many online believe the artist's losing streak dooms the team or athlete being backed.
Last month, Drake bet $700,000 on Sean Strickland ahead of the middleweight's fight against Dricus du Plessis, according to a Stake Instagram post. Du Plessis took the win.
The artist also made an $850,000 wager on Logan Paul beating Dillon Danis by knockout in October last year, according to a post on his Instagram. While Paul won, there was no knockout. In September of last year, Drake bet $500,000 on Israel Adesanya in a fight against Sean Strickland; Strickland took the title.
The singer is far from alone in placing a bet ahead of the Super Bowl. Nearly 68 million American adults — about 1 in 4 —on this year's , according to the gambling industry's national trade association.
Super Bowl LVIII will air on CBS and Nickelodeon Paramount+ on Feb. 11 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Preshow and halftime include , who will headline the halftime show, , who will sing the national anthem, and , who will perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which is widely known as the Black national anthem.
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