US authorities have charged twenty-five people for participating in an illegal gambling and money laundering operation which involved two card rooms in California.

In what has been described as one of the biggest illegal gambling prosecutions in San Diego county, more than 200 agents from US authorities including the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the IRS, served five search warrants and 22 seizure warrants early Wednesday at locations in Chula Vista, San Diego and elsewhere.

As a result, twenty-five people were charged in a federal grand jury indictment with participating in an illegal gambling operation that laundered an estimated $10m in gambling proceeds through the two card rooms.

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