Eleven arrested in gambling bust

April 13, 2008 8:06:20 PM PDT
Eleven people were arrested in a high-stakes gambling bust in northwest Harris County.Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant on west road near yearling this afternoon, following a two month undercover investigation.

Authorities say they found a room full of card tables and about 80 customers playing Texas Hold 'em. And they weren't playing ordinary poker matches. Thousands of dollars were at stake in the sophisticated operation.

"You gotta know somebody to get in. They have two doors to gain entry. It's operated by a button to gain entry, as well as they have cameras to monitor who's at the front door," said an officer.

Nine people were arrested for organized crime.

Two other people were arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and outstanding warrants. Police did not take any customers into custody.

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