Nine people were arrested in an operation into illegal gambling on professional and college sports and youth football games in Broward County, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office said that the 18-month investigation called “Operation Dirty Play,” showed that coaches, team affiliates and the president of the South Florida Youth Football League were regularly betting on games.
Two businesses, which served as gambling houses, were searched on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities said illegal bets were made at Showtime Sports and Apparel at 3685 N.W. 19th Street in Lauderdale Lakes and Red Carpet Kutz Barbershop at 1835 N.W. 38th Avenue in Lauderhill.
They were charged with felony bookmaking and some of them were charged with keeping a gambling house, the sheriff's office said...
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