EA Sports Discourages $10K Bets on 'Madden' Games After T-Pain Reveal
The popular video game series has been around since the late 1980s and has legions of fans who buy the newest version yearly.
EA Sports on Thursday said the company does not recommend betting big bucks on a game within its popular Madden NFL franchise, especially when no one is actually playing.
The video game company sent a tweet in response to a story rapper and producer T-Pain shared on Wednesday when he said fellow rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman used to gamble thousands on Madden matches that were totally simulated.
"Lil Wayne and Birdman would bet $10,000 a game on Madden and they would just let the computer play each other," T-Pain said. "They would bet that a team they pick would beat the team that the other guy picked. They didn’t play the game, they just let the computer play each other. And I thought that was the most ballinest shit I’d ever seen.”
EA Sports didn't seem to think that idea was so ballin', though.
We do not recommend betting $10K on CPU-simulated Madden games... even if you have money to blow.— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) May 26, 2016
The Madden NFL series has been around since the late 1980s and has legions of fans who buy the newest version of the game yearly.
Watch the trailer for the latest Madden installment below.