Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Borgata Poker in Trouble

Eighteen people have been arrested, including six Borgata employees, for an illegal betting operation working out of the Borgata poker room.

This is right off The Press of Atlantic City website. The moment I hear more I will post.

"More than a dozen employees of Borgata Casino and Spa's poker room and organized crime associates were arrested and charged with operating a sports gambling ring on the Borgata's poker room floor. Attorney General Anne Milgram will announce the charges at a 2 p.m. press conference."

This from the AP:

"TRENTON — An illegal sports gambling ring being run out of a high-stakes poker room in an Atlantic City casino was busted up today.

Eighteen people were arrested in connection to the gambling ring, a law enforcement official said today. Among them were six Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa employees and four known mob associates from Philadelphia, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the case.

The official said another five people were being sought.

New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference.
A call to Borgata spokesman Michael Facenda was not immediately returned today.

The arrests appear to be among the most serious mob incursions into the Atlantic City casino industry since the first casino opened in 1978.

Fear of organized crime prompted New Jersey to institute tight controls when legal gambling began, but those regulations have been loosened over the years."

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