July 23rd, 2024

Drake bets big on Canada to upset Argentina in Copa America semifinals


By The Canadian Press on July 9, 2024.

Canada's men's soccer team may be in tough against Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina in the Copa America semifinals, but Drake is putting his money on the heavy underdogs. Drake reacts from courtside at an NBA basketball playoff game between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada’s men’s soccer team may be in tough against superstar Lionel Messi and top-ranked Argentina in the Copa America semifinals, but Drake is putting his money on the heavy underdogs.

The Canadian rapper placed a screenshot on his Instagram account of a $300,000 bet he placed on Canada to win Tuesday night’s game at East Rutherford, N.J., with the comment: “This could get Messi.”

If Canada is able to pull off a huge upset, Drake stands to win $2.88 million from the wager, placed through betting platform Stake.

Drake often posts screenshots of his big-money bets on Instagram.

He recently came up empty with a pair of $500,000 bets on the Edmonton Oilers to win the Stanley Cup and the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA title.

Earlier in the year he pocketed $1.2 million betting on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2024.

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