US authorities have charged four people in a 57-count indictment for operating an illegal online sports betting ring which is alleged to have accepted $927m in wagers on NFL games during the 2015 season alone.

The internet-based sports gambling ring operated all over the US and controlled an offshore office. It allegedly catered to thousands of bettors, accepted $927m in wagers on NFL games during the 2015 season and disbursed up to $200,000 per month to maintain its “wireroom” in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson described the billion-dollar operation as “possibly the biggest one ever to be dismantled by a local prosecutor’s office.”

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