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PITTSBURGH (AP) – One of the first legal bets placed at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino sports book didn’t exactly bring the house down.

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David Eldridge was one of five people to make the first legal bets at the casino during a grand opening last Thursday.

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While many grand openings feature celebrities placing $20 on their favorite team to win the World Series or Super Bowl, Eldridge plunked down $10,000 – and on the New England Patriots over the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, to boot.

The Steelers won, and Eldridge lost. But he tells The Tribune-Review he can absorb the loss and that it won’t keep him from betting in the future.

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