Presumably he was trying to prove how much he believes in the prime minister, but it spectacularly backfired.
Gove's cabinet job involves preparing for a no-deal Brexit, so a potential conflict of interest is a concern - whether the benefit is financially motivated or a question of pride, he does have an incentive to let the UK crash out.
It also suggests that Hancock has no confidence in his own party line.
Here’s the moment Michael Gove revealed to @SophyRidgeSky his bet with Matt Hancock. He is suggesting the health… https://t.co/0yIA50HFZq