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All the while, Pete Rose is asking, "Can someone tell me how this ins't betting on baseball?"

Well, because it's not betting on the game. It has no influence on the outcome of a Major League Baseball game, it just uses MLB logos. Mr. Rose bet on his team to win, thus influencing decisions made on the field. Now I do see your underlying thought process, that if Major League Baseball is so anti-gambling, then why do they allow the use of their logos on lotteries which are gambling. It's very oximoronic for them to do this when they have a "No Gambling" sign outside the door to the locker rooms if I remember correctly.

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All the while, Pete Rose is asking, "Can someone tell me how this ins't betting on baseball?"

Well, because it's not betting on the game. It has no influence on the outcome of a Major League Baseball game, it just uses MLB logos. Mr. Rose bet on his team to win, thus influencing decisions made on the field. Now I do see your underlying thought process, that if Major League Baseball is so anti-gambling, then why do they allow the use of their logos on lotteries which are gambling. It's very oximoronic for them to do this when they have a "No Gambling" sign outside the door to the locker rooms if I remember correctly.

I know exactly what your saying and I agree with you that its not betting on the game and all that. It was originally meant as a sarcastic comment because of the irony (plus I was tried from a long day of work, which made it funnier). I have no problem with MLB teams putting their names on state lottery cards, its just kinda funny, because its all in the same realm, its gambling.

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I don't know if they still do, but NJ (I think it was NJ) had NHL scratch off games...I've definately seen those.

Also, I seem to remember there being a lottery w/ Edmonton and Calgary on the tickets where some $ went to the teams, some to the winner, and then the rest to wherever the regular other funds go from regular lotto tickets...

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All the while, Pete Rose is asking, "Can someone tell me how this ins't betting on baseball?"

Well, because it's not betting on the game. It has no influence on the outcome of a Major League Baseball game, it just uses MLB logos. Mr. Rose bet on his team to win, thus influencing decisions made on the field. Now I do see your underlying thought process, that if Major League Baseball is so anti-gambling, then why do they allow the use of their logos on lotteries which are gambling. It's very oximoronic for them to do this when they have a "No Gambling" sign outside the door to the locker rooms if I remember correctly.

I know exactly what your saying and I agree with you that its not betting on the game and all that. It was originally meant as a sarcastic comment because of the irony (plus I was tried from a long day of work, which made it funnier). I have no problem with MLB teams putting their names on state lottery cards, its just kinda funny, because its all in the same realm, its gambling.

As far as I can tell the various sports leagues only get really worked up about gambling on their own sports, not even on sports in general, let alone non-sports gambling such as lotteries. Keep in mind that the NHL has been all but silent on the Rick Tocchet illegal sports gambling case, presumably because it involved betting on NFL games, not NHL or other hockey games. Also remember that the NHL never objected to the proposed casino tie-in to finance the Penguins' new arena (that objection came from other quarters). And of course, remember that in-stadium casino advertising has long since become commonplace in all the major leagues.

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