An organized gambling ring whose member also sold marijuana and prescription drugs was busted in New Jersey, said Monmouth County officials.
Twenty people were arrested Monday in an 18-month long investigation.
The gambling operation allegedly generated $1 million a week and operated throughout Monmouth, Somerset, Essex and Hudson counties. Arrests were also made in New York State.
Law enforcement agents seized a dozen vehicles and more than $500,000 in cash.
The 22 defendants were due in Monmouth Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon.
The accused ringleaders- Richard Crossan, 55, of Hillsborough, and Anthony Gagliardi, 38, of Monmouth Beach-- face money laundering charges.
The ring used websites to track illegal wagering and record profits and losses, said Monmouth County officials.
During his town hall meeting in Somerset County on Tuesday Gov. Chris Christie said he believes there should be no limits on the amount of money people can donate to political campaigns, as long as they disclose their contributions within a 48-period, according to nj.com.