TRENTON, N.J. — An illegal sports gambling ring run out of a high-stakes poker room in an Atlantic City casino was busted Wednesday and 18 people were arrested, including four with mob ties, a law enforcement official said. The four — affiliated with the Philadelphia mob — appeared to be the ringleaders, with six employees of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa also among those arrested, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the case.Five more people were being sought Wednesday. Borgata spokesman Rob Stillwell said the casino did nothing wrong and assisted in the sting that led to Wednesday’s arrests. Stillwell said that the ring involved “rogue employees” and that some “correspondence” took place in the casino. But he said no one was arrested on the casino floor and the integrity of the casino’s operations were never compromised. He said the employees arrested were all in jobs that involved regular contact with customers, but he would not elaborate. [via ASSOCIATED PRESS]
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