How Competent Some Rappers are in Virtual Gambling
If you listen to rap, then you’ll know that most rappers love gambling, money, and all things bling. It’s almost rare not to find at least one gambling reference in a rap album. Music influences trends, and trends influence technology, so it’s no surprise to find big-time rappers taking part in online gambling or even VR gambling.
Online casinos like Amazon Slots are bringing online casinos to the virtual world, which makes great business sense considering the popularity they are gaining. To get a clear perspective on how good rappers are in online gambling, we’ve put together a list of the top rappers making and spending money in the industry like you won’t believe. Some have gone as far as advocating for the legalization of gambling.
Jay – Z
The multi-award-winning rapper born, Shawn Carter, actively supports gambling legalization in several American states. This is primarily based because it’s difficult for famous rappers to support an activity considered illegal by the government. Jay – Z is one of the most successful rappers of our time, with business acumen to match. Don’t be surprised if you catch him gambling on a US casino site, making sportsbook bets, or playing a casino game.
Aubrey Drake Graham, otherwise known as Drake, is the most famous rapper of our time and is known to have lost around $200,000 in a game of cards. But that’s old news. Since December 2021, the rapper known as Deep Pockets in the gambling streets has bet over $1 billion in online gambling. During Covid, the rapper spent a lot of time playing virtual casino games and posted his winnings on social media, which were between $354,000 and $7 million on a single roulette spin.
Bryan Christopher Williams, also known as Birdman, is another successful rapper who’s also a businessman and an investor. He spends some of his time placing bets on sportsbooks, gambling franchises, and other online video games. In 2011, he wagered over $2 million on Miami Heat to win the NBA Champion over the Dallas Mavericks. He’s also won more than $1 million for betting on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. or Nelly has a hit album from 2000 titled Country Grammar, along with other pop-rap songs that are enjoyed internationally. Unfortunately, outside of his music career, he has lost more than he’s put down. His love for gambling lies in Texas Hold ‘Em and Poker. The rapper has a recorded a total of $5,153 in payments from online tournaments.
To Sum Things Up
Being a successful rapper does not guarantee competent gambling. Is it a matter of pure luck, which would make some just luckier than others? Or is it good business skills, or a combination of both, that make the competent rapper in virtual gambling?
Jay-Z has both covered areas and is doing exceptionally well. Drake contrarily seems to have more luck than skill going for him with the ups and downs of winning and losing. Then there’s the Birdman, who’s also doing well, with both business acumen and good luck. Maybe the rest of us can take a few tips from these rap winners!
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