Pete Rose, the all-time Major League Baseball king who was banned for life from the sport for betting on games he played, has just placed the first legal sports bet in Ohio history at the Hard Rock.
The new Buckeye Sports Betting Act went into effect on January 1st, although Governor Mike DeWine originally signed it into law in December 2021.
"Ohioans are crazy about sports, they really love their sport and we think it's going to be very popular," George Goldhoff, real estate manager for Hard Rock Casino, told Spectrum News 1.
He added, "The money Ohioans spend on games in Michigan or Indiana stays here in the state and the taxpayers benefit."
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After the game, Rose said: “I don't know the options. Red! Go Bengalis!"
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In August 1989, the investigation into Rose's gambling ended.
Rose has been found to bet on baseball games, most notably in 2011. Bleacher Report says that in 1987 he bet on 50 Red games worth at least $10,000 a day.
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For nearly 20 years, Rose denied ever betting on the sport. In 2004, he announced that he had finally made his decision.
Rose, a one-time MVP, holds the MLB record for most career hits (4,256) over a 24-year major league career.
Nicknamed "Charlie Hassel" for his intimidating style of play, Rose spent most of his 19-year career with the Reds, making stops along the way with the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos.
Rose holds MLB records for games played (3,562), plate appearances (15,890) and at-bats (14,053).