High stakes: Celebrities who like to gamble

Drake loses over US$230,000 on Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix bet

Stars Insider

23/05/22 | StarsInsider


Gambling is a pastime best suited to the rich and famous. A Hollywood A-lister isn't going to have to remortgage their house after a night at the casino. Losing hundreds of thousands in one sitting is all part of the fun for them. That being said, some celebs have got some serious skills when it comes to card games. In fact, many could probably become professional poker players if the whole acting thing gets boring!

And then there are the less professional gamblers like Drake, who recently lost over US$230,000 when he bet that Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc would win the Spanish Grand Prix. “First F1 bet, let’s see how it goes,” the Canadian rapper had shared to his Instagram Story, revealing he bet CAD$300,000 with cryptocurrency betting platform, Stake. Well, it didn't go too well. 

Leclerc, who was leading the world championship when Drake placed the bet, lost the lead on May 22 after suffering an engine failure. Instead, Max Verstappen took victory in Barcelona, along with the lead of the championship over Leclerc.

Click through the gallery to see which celebrities are pro-gamblers, and which ones just like throwing away their money. 

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