Pete Rose, the all-time favorite in Major League Baseball who was banned from the sport for life for betting on a game he managed, just made an Ohio State history at the Hard Rock Casino The first legal sports betting.
The Buckeye state’s new sports betting law went into effect on Jan. 1, but Gov. Mike DeWine originally signed it into law in December 2021.
“Ohioans are obsessed with their game, they really love their game, and we think it’s going to be very popular,” Hard Rock Casino property president George Goldhoff said, according to Spectrum News 1.
He added, “The money that Ohioans are betting, whether it’s in Michigan or Indiana, will stay in the state and taxpayers will benefit.”
Free agency push continues as NL East continues: Report
After placing the bet, Rose said: “I don’t know the odds. Go Reds! Go Bengals!”
Back in August 1989, the investigation into Rose’s alleged gambling was complete.
According to the Bleacher Report, Ross was found to bet on baseball games and bet on at least 50 Reds games in 1987, betting at least $10,000 a day.
AARON JUDGE on how his gamble turned into a historic year on and off the court
For nearly 20 years, Rose denied ever betting on the sport. However, in 2004, he finally revealed that he had taken a bet.
A one-time MVP, Rose holds the MLB record for most career hits (4,256), amassed during his 24-year major league career.
Click here for the Fox News app
Nicknamed “Charlie Hurst” for his ferocious style of play, Rose spent most of his career (19 years) with the Reds, during which time he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos.
Rose also holds the all-time records for MLB appearances (3,562), cricket appearances (15,890) and batting averages (14,053).