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Police around the nation have been busy this football season trying to cut down on street bookies, and another four people were arrested in the latest sting.
Albany County sheriffs in New York busted an alleged gambling ring this week by arresting four men who apparently were the brains behind the operation.
The head person of the group was said to be Cory Reynolds, who at thirty eight, was involved with much more than just running the Albany Strength Gym that he co-owned. He was arrested and charged with eight counts of first degree promoting gambling, and enterprise corruption.
Three other men, who were identified as runners in Reynolds’ operation, were also arrested.
Police were turned on to the illegal activity through an informant, and they then secured a warrant to tap Reynolds phone. Upon listening to the phone conversations, they were convinced of the illegal operation.
Over $1.7 million was wagered with bets running anywhere from $11, and going all the way up to $2,000 per game.
The motive behind the arrests was to get one of the high volume bookies off the streets, and also to send a message to others who are illegally running a bookmaking business.
Denver Broncos and Houston Texans Gambling One Last Time on Playoffs
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The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are both sitting at 6-7 for their season records. Both teams still have hopes of catching Cleveland for the last playoff spot in the AFC. A loss tonight would end those thoughts.
The Las Vegas betting line on tonights game started the week as a pick. The game currently has the Broncos favored by two over the Texans. That would imply that the betting public believes Denver will come away with a victory.
Denver has been a disappointment so far this year. Many people had them picked to overtake San Diego and win the AFC West. Inconsistencies have plagued the Broncos and now they are in danger of falling completely out of the playoff race.
Houston is riding a bit of a different wave. They have been a pleasant surprise. They were widely criticized for not choosing Reggie Bush in last years draft, but going with Mario Williams has turned out to be a good move. The total for tonight’s game is forty seven, which means the NFL might end up with an exciting game featuring many points. The league has come under fire for putting some games on a network that is not accessible to many people around the country.