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.