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Pete Rose launches new sports betting podcast: 'I know how it looks'

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Pete Rose, who received a lifetime ban for gambling on baseball, is launching a new podcast that talks about gambling, provides tips, offers suggests on betting lines, but no, Rose insists – it’s not technically gambling.

“I know how it looks, and people will criticize,’’ Rose told USA TODAY Sports, “but it’s not gambling. It’s handicapping. I’m a handicapper.’’

Beginning Thursday, Rose will discuss all sports six days a week for Quake Media with five daily episodes lasting 15 to 20 minutes, and the other an hour.

“Remember, it’s handicapping,’’ Rose said. “That’s all. That goes on everywhere. All I’m doing is lending my expertise to people who want to bet.’’

It will be called “Pete Rose's Daily Picks” and he’ll be joined by sports betting broadcaster Ben Wilson.

“I watch two or three baseball games a day,’’ Rose said. “And it’s not just baseball. I watch all sports. I love sports. I know I can help people who want to wager on sports."

Doug Rosenberg, CEO of Quake Media, said in a statement: “We are excited to partner with a living legend in the incomparable Pete Rose, and for the opportunity to launch Quake’s first sports podcast, Pete Rose’s Daily Picks.

"Rose is undeniably one of the most iconic athletes and polarizing personalities in sports, and it’s exciting to have him back behind a microphone for Quake. We are nearing our one-year anniversary, and we are thrilled to expand into the sports space, where there is a voracious appetite for sports betting content."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pete Rose launches new betting podcast: 'I know how it looks'