Elon Musk and Mark Cuban, two prominent billionaires, are reportedly sitting out of this year's Super Bowl Sunday betting frenzy. TMZ reached out to both business tycoons and received strikingly similar responses – neither Musk nor Cuban are fans of gambling on sports or any other activity for that matter.
Musk cited the presence of "plenty of other risky things going on" as his reason for abstaining from the betting scene. This statement is not surprising considering his recent $44 billion investment in X, the social media giant formerly known as Twitter. On the other hand, Cuban explained that he is legally prohibited from betting on NBA games due to his ownership stake in the Dallas Mavericks, and he would rather avoid potential complications altogether.
While they may not be engaging in the Super Bowl betting frenzy, both Musk and Cuban have expressed their interest in the game. Cuban, who will not be attending the event, shared his support for the Kansas City Chiefs. This harmony between the business moguls is quite surprising, given their highly publicized feud. Just last month, Musk labeled Cuban as a "racist" for his support of diversity and inclusion practices, prompting Cuban to brand Musk's platform, X, as nothing more than an "echo chamber."
Although Musk and Cuban's decision not to partake in Super Bowl betting may disappoint bookies, they will likely recover with the help of the estimated 68 million Americans who are planning to place wagers on the game.