What do you do when you have too much money? Well, for some people, they spend a lot of it shaving their bald head every week. For others, like Lil Wayne and Birdman, they place high-stakes wagers on video games like Madden NFL.
Betting on video games is presumably quite a normal thing to do for gamers confident in their skills on the controller. It’s probably even more normal for gamers with large disposable incomes. However, when it comes to the big-time Madden bets between the two rappers, there’s a serious catch — they don’t even play the games.
During a recent livestream gaming session hosted by T-Pain, it was revealed that Weezy and Birdman used to place wagers of up to $10,000 on virtual football games, then would simulate the games with CPU-controlled teams. Yup, they would just pick teams and then just leave it up to the computer to decide who would take home the $10k.
Considering there’s a certain amount of unpredictability in all sports betting, I guess betting on sports video game simulations isn’t really all that different from actual sports. If there are no real sports on TV and you just need to feed your gambling addiction, it may be a suitable alternative. Who knows, it might actually be fun to watch the games play out with so much on the line.
That being said, T-Pain wanted no part of it.
“I never got in on the bets because, you know, I’m not an idiot,” T-Pain said.