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Pete Rose Places First Legal Sports Bet on Ohio Reds to Win 2023 World Series

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Pete Rose is now a legend in the MLB. In 1989, Pete Rose received a lifetime ban by the MLB for his gambling activities. Reds Rose placed Ohio’s first legal sports bet, on Sunday, on the Reds winning 2023 World Series.

Ohio Gov. Ohio Governor. Rose was present at Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Casino to mark the occasion and stake his claim in sports betting history. 

“I don’t know a damn thing about odds,” Rose stated that he placed his bet on Reds after he had won. per Spectrum News. “Go Reds! Go Bengals!”

A May 2018 Supreme Court decision has allowed states to regulate and legalize sports gambling. over 30 states have moved forward with some form of legalizationThe most recent being Ohio. George Goldhoff, Hard Rock Cincinnati president, thinks that Ohio’s decision will pay significant dividends. expects Ohio to produce $8.8 billion in sport bets in Year 1

Bet Ohio is forecasting that sports gambling will bring in $50 million of tax revenue in 2023.  

Rose is a strong supporter of sports gambling, even though it has become more commonplace in the U.S. MLB This seems to have not changed. Rose recently wrote a letter to commissioner Rob Manfred In an effort to be reinstated in the league and considered for the Hall of Fame 

“Despite my many mistakes, I am so proud of what I accomplished as a baseball player,” Rose wrote in a letter obtained and published by TMZ. “I am the Hit King and it is my dream to be considered for the Hall of Fame. Like all of us, I believe in accountability. I am 81 years old and know that I have been held accountable and that I hold myself accountable. I write now to ask for another chance.”

Rose requested Manfred to stop, telling The Athletic, “I believe that when you bet on baseball from Major League Baseball’s perspective, you belong on the permanently ineligible list.” 

Rose is the all-time baseball hit leader with 4,256. He was a 17-time All-Star and three-time World Series champ. Rose played in 24 MLB seasons, with the majority of his career (19 year) in Cincinnati. 

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