He oakland athletics The possible move to Las Vegas and Major League Baseball’s deals with betting companies will not affect Pete Rose’s lifetime ban from gambling.
Rose was penalized in 1989 for gambling on baseball as a manager and player for the cincinnati Reds, and the all-time hits leader has petitioned for reinstatement multiple times.
«We have always approached gambling from the proposition that players and others who can influence the outcome of the game will be subject to a different set of rules than the rest of the world,» Manfred. he told the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday.
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«pink pete he violated what is sort of Rule One in baseball, and the consequences of that are clear in the rule. And we continue to abide by our own rules,” Manfred added. “It’s just that the rules are different for the players. It’s part of the responsibility that comes with the privilege of being a major league player.»
In March, Major League Baseball partnered with FanDuel as the exclusive official sportsbook partner of MLB.
Major League Baseball may also have a team in Las Vegas in the near future after the A’s began the relocation application process.
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«They have started submitting information related to their relocation application,» Manfred said. «It’s not complete right now.»
Manfred pointed out the number of sportsbooks across the country and why he doesn’t see any potential problems with a team playing in Las Vegas.
«Regarding the protection of game integrity,» Manfred said, according to USA Today, «I don’t see Las Vegas unlike any other city in America. You know, many, many cities now have sportsbooks that are affordable and, frankly, still in business, right?
«So I don’t see Las Vegas being any different than any other.»
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Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo signed legislation in June providing $380 million in public funding for a ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ryan Morik of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.