$1M Super Bowl Bet Has Chiefs Fans Fearing ‘Drake Curse’

Posted on: February 11, 2024, 04:49h. 

Last updated on: February 11, 2024, 06:13h.

A $1.15M bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII has worried Chiefs fans heading into Sunday’s big game.

Drake chats with Taylor Swift at the 2013 MTV Music Awards. (Image:

It’s not that the bet is astronomically large, but that it was placed by someone plagued with notoriously bad luck as a sports prognosticator: Drake.

Beneath the betting slip Drake posted on Instagram on Feb. 9, the Canadian rapper wrote: “I can’t bet against the swifties.”

Drake’s Curse

“Drake Curse” has become a popular belief that any athlete or team receiving his support will lose the sporting event in which they’re participating. This curse, which was invented because Drake makes a public display of all his large sports bets, is now even believed to afflict athletes if Drake is only seen in a photo wearing their jersey.

Drake posted this betting slip to his Instagram account on Feb. 9. (Image: Instagram)

On Jan. 20, believers will point out, Drake placed $700K on middleweight UFC champ Sean Strickland, who then proceeded to lose his middleweight title on Jan. 20 to Dricus du Plessis. Drake also lost betting against Strickland. On Sept. 9, he lost $500K wagering that Israel Adesanya would beat Strickland in UFC 293.

Among other multiple losses last year, the Canadian rapper lost a $1.3M payout by betting on boxer Logan Paul to beat Dillon Danis with a knockout. (Danis was disqualified.)

In 2022, Drake’s losses on sports bet amounted to a reported $4M. This includes losing $1M on Argentina’s victory over France in the 2022 World Cup final. Some reports claim he wagered more than $2B in two months the same year.

Drake News

While it’s clear that Drake is much better at making music than he is at knowing who to place sports wagers on, there is, of course, no such thing as a curse. And, as with all baseless superstitions, the dark cloud around Drake ignores all facts that fly in its face.

In last year’s Super Bowl, for example, Drake bet $700K on the Chiefs to win outright over the Eagles, which netted him $777K. Also last year, he correctly picked the Denver Nuggets to win the 2023 NBA title, earning $830K.

But have you ever tried talking someone out of a baseless superstition? Some people, for instance, are thoroughly convinced that Super Bowl LVIII is rigged in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs as part of a covert operation to sway the 2024 presidential election.

The last year the Chiefs and 49ers faced off in the Super Bowl, 2020, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahhomes fired two touchdown passes to take the lead with 2:44 remaining. A late touchdown run by Damien Williams, as well as a Kendall Fuller interception, sealed the Chiefs’ victory and ended their 50-year championship drought.

If the 49ers get their revenge and win this Super Bowl, Chiefs fans will have someone they can blame — even though it  most certainly won’t be Drake’s fault.

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