Sports Betting Ring Busted On Staten Island

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It looks like the odds were against them.

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Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said 28 people were involved in a gambling ring which ran out of a strip mall. The operation included two wire rooms.

Authorities seized $5.7 million in assets when they broke the ring.

The ring apparently took in $100,000 a week.

Donovan said Josph Stentella, 56, was allegedly behind the operation. Stentella allegedly let people bet on all manner of sports, including mixed martial arts fights.

Stentella is charged with money laundering, promoting gambling and enterprise corruption.

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  1. JIMMY SLADE says:

    yep dumb ass otb is closed whats a guy to do??? city couldn’t run a shoe shine stand correctly….not to condone the operation but how about video crack aka keno…scratch offs where the odds of winning 50.00 is 1000-1….thats ok to put people in the street. ive seen hundreds of people lose their entire paychecks on keno, thats ok donovan…as long as city gets the money….a game atleast is 50/50….lock up all the italians while the chinese russians and everybody else is making a fortune..WHY? because they are anonomous because they are ILLEGAL…WISE THE F@#$ UP

  2. John Rinaldi says:

    I guess the D.A. & the boys downtown were’nt getting a big enough cut.

  3. rocky says:

    So what they Closed all the OTB parlors some has to pick up the slack and make a living

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