HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Houston say they’ve seized more than $1 million after shutting down an illegal game room.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office says the game room’s owner, 59-year-old Chang Choi, was arrested Friday after a months-long investigation.
Choi was charged with engaging in organized crime. Court records did not list an attorney for Choi.
Two others were also arrested and charged with engaging in organized crime.
Police say the business does have a valid game room license, but it’s not licensed for gambling.
The investigation is part of a larger effort in the county to regulate game rooms.
Police say they bust game rooms about once a week, but they rarely see this much money associated with one business.
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