Last Updated: June 27, 2024

The Stanley Cup final got extended to Game 7 as the Edmonton Oilers showed a spirited comeback, erasing a 3-0 deficit to tie.

With the Edmonton Oilers’ defeat in the Stanley Cup on Monday, Canadian rapper Drake lost both the $500,000 bets he placed recently on the NBA and Stanley Cup finals, making him lose a cool $1 million. On June 18, the Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 to win the NBA title.

Recently, Drake placed two bets, each worth $500K, on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA final and the Edmonton Oilers to win the Stanley Cup. Both teams he bet on lost in the finals, adding another chapter to the legend of the “Drake Curse.”

Drake’s Losses

In UFC 297 in January, Drake lost a $700 bet on Sean Strickland, with Dricus du Plessis winning the fight.

Among the many high-profile bets Drake lost, giving rise to the infamous Drake Curse, the most recent one is his $565,000 on Tyson Fury in the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk on May 19.

Drake famously lost $1 million betting on Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Canadian $2 million on Israel Adesanya in his November 2022 fight with Alex Pereira.

Drake’s Big Wins

In February, Drake placed a $1.15 million Super Bowl bet on the Kansas City Chiefs, beating the San Francisco 49ers. The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, helping Drake win a $2.346 million payout.

However, Drake has not been unlucky either. Recently, he placed a bet worth $250,000 on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) winning the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) final. At 1.70 odds, he won the bet, taking home $425,000.

More recently, he won another cricket bet wherein he placed $650,000 on India to beat Pakistan in their T20 World Cup Group A clash and he won, taking home a total prize of $910,000.

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