We’ve all heard of the big-money big bets made by casino players in casinos across the country.
But we haven’t seen them in Jersey City, NJ, a city that has seen some of the highest-stakes gambling in the country in recent years.
With a population of just under 2.5 million people, it’s one of the largest gambling centers in the nation.
But while the gambling industry here has seen record-setting success in recent months, a recent spate of big-time bets has drawn the attention of the Jersey City Police Department.
According to a police department press release, a group of casino patrons were spotted playing poker at the casino’s outdoor area on March 15.
The officers, who were called to the scene, discovered a group that consisted of five men who appeared to be playing poker and then left the premises.
Police determined that these individuals were all playing poker in violation of the city’s gambling ordinance.
The police department has issued citations to the five men for the violation of gambling ordinance, according to a press release from the department.
The five men were charged with a Class C misdemeanor, a Class A misdemeanor, and a Class D felony, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail.
The department said the suspects will appear in court on May 7.