Pete Rose, the all-time leading hitter in Major League Baseball, was banned from the sport for life for betting on games he managed.
Buckeye’s new sports betting law took effect on January 1, but Governor Mike DeWine signed it into December 2021.
According to Spectrum News 1, Hard Rock Casino property president George Goldhoff said:
“Whether in Michigan or Indiana, all the money Ohioans were betting will stay here and the taxpayers will reap the benefits.”
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After placing the bet, Rose said.
In August 1989, an investigation into Rose’s alleged gambling was completed.
According to Bleacher Report, Rose bets on baseball games, most notably in 1987, when he was betting at least $10,000 a day on at least 50 Reds games.
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For nearly two decades, Rose denied ever betting on sports.
A former MVP award winner, Rose holds the MLB record for most hits (4,256) during his 24-year big league career.
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Nicknamed “Charlie Hustle” for his ferocious style of play, Rose spent most of his Reds career (19 years) en route to the Philadelphia Phillies and the Montreal Expos.
Rose also holds the MLB all-time records for games played (3,562), plate appearances (15,890) and plate appearances (14,053).