Ohio to Pete Rose: You can bet on the Cincinnati Reds now

All-time MLB leader Pete Rose, who was banned from the league for betting on baseball, was able to place Ohio’s first legal sports bet on baseball.

The Cincinnati Reds legend placed the state’s first legal sports bet on Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati, located a 20-minute walk from the site of the Reds’ former home at Riverfront Stadium.

The bet comes more than three decades after Rose received a lifetime ban from the league following an investigation which determined he had bet on Reds games.

He later admitted betting on baseball and Reds games in 2004.

“I don’t know anything about odds,” Rose said after making the bet, according to the outlet. ” Go Red ! Go Bengals!

Ohio’s legal sports betting trial comes after Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed it into law in December 2021.

Legal sports betting is expected to be a source of revenue for Ohio, according to Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati President George Goldhoff, who predicted there would be $8.8 billion in bets in 2023.

Bet Ohio predicts that legal sports betting could also generate more than $50 million in tax revenue for the state after the first year, Spectrum News reported.

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