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.

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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.

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