Famous rappers who just love to gamble

For many people, famous rappers have a life to envy. They live in multi-million-dollar homes, throw lucrative and lavish events, own expensive watches, cars, women and so much more. They also have ample free time on their hands, so it is no surprise that they often turn to gambling.

Although most of us would require an online casino bonus to boost our bankrolls, rappers get by easily.

As high rollers, they have access to massive bankrolls where money is not an issue. Here are some of the world's most famous rappers.

50 Cent

Born as Curtis Jackson, 50 Cent has enjoyed great success as a hip-hop artist to the point where he made a lot of wealth, lost it all and submitted for personal bankruptcy. 50 Cent was never out of the news. In fact, he is mostly in the news for gambling, when he either wins or loses a huge amount of money.

One memorable bet is when he placed a bet on his boxer friend Floyd Mayweather Jr when he was up against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. In another case, he wagered $500,000 on the New York Giants in 2021.

This was followed by a whopping $1.6 million bet on his friend Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015. He managed to successfully beat Manny Pacquiao.


Born as Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, Nelly enjoyed great success back in 2000 as a music professional. He has gone on to produce one pop hit after another, including hits Hot in Here as well as Problem.

When he is not in the limelight performing at some venue or another, he loves playing poker, more specifically Texas Hold'em. Nelly has confessed his love for poker by participating in a variety of events including the Globe Series of Online Poker Main Event in 2007 and the PokerStars European Casino poker Excursion Circuit.

Sadly, luck has not been on his side. He has reported lost much more money than he has made.

Youthful Criminal

Atlanta's main superstar Youthful Criminal has been rapping since 2014, so he might not be quite on everyone's radar. He rose to fame thanks to his intriguing singing sign and broken beat that is worlds away from regular hip-hop.

Back in 2017, the artist confessed to having two major interests in life. One is to create and make music while the other is wagering. He also stated that he has two personas, namely one that is Goon and Lil Jeff.

P Diddy

Sean 'P Diddy' Coombes has been on the scene for more than two decades, contributing heavily towards the rapping and hip-hop service. He is also known to live a life of luxury and is mainly recognised for his love of jewellery.

He also loves to place bets and online casinos. You will often spot him in Las Vegas, placing bets at high stakes tables. His favourite game is the game of Blackjack.

Back in 2015, P Diddy placed a $250,000 bet on Floyd Mayweather Jr beating Manny Pacquiao.

It is assumed that once you have hit a certain degree of fame, a life of riches ensues. In fact, many rappers as well as other musicians enjoy an extravagant way of living. While gambling is not for everyone, for many artists, it proves a way of having fun and flaunting money.

There is a lot of decision making involved and a good dose of exhilaration that keeps pulling both low and high rollers to the casinos.

As long as everyone plays responsibly, there is no harm in that.