Once-exiled Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose placed the first bet in legal Ohio sports betting history Sunday, backing the Reds to win the World Series.
“I don’t know a d--- thing about odds. Go Reds! Go [Cincinnati] Bengals!” Rose said after submitting his bet.
The launch of the market represents a new era for Ohio, which joins a rapidly growing Midwest segment of the American sports betting community. With Rose as the poster boy, the stories already look like they were written in Hollywood.