Resorts World and MGM Grand Employees Subpoenaed in Widening Justice Dept Probe

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A federal investigation of Southern California bookie Wayne Nix's gambling ring has expanded to Las Vegas.

Resorts World and MGM Grand employees have been subpoenaed, sources tell the Daily Mail.

In recent weeks, federal agents from California visited Resorts World Las Vegas as part of its widening probe into the sports betting ring operated by, Nix, a former minor league baseball player.  Nix client base included a Who's Who of Hollywood celebrities and sports figures - players and coaches - according to court filings.

High-stakes gambler-turned-FBI confidential source, RJ Cipriani, began naming names a few weeks ago prior to the Nevada Current substantiating the probe into misuse of casino assets to allegedly pay off sports betting debts.  Some of those under investigation may also have acted as agents.


And it gets even worse. Allegations include high level Vegas employees providing customer data to illegal bookmaking business.

Among those named by Cipriani, one Jeremiah Chambers, has since left his role as senior director for customer development at the Cosmopolitan casino, was able to confirm

Sources now tell the Daily Mail that more that a dozen employees of Resorts World and the MGM Grand have been subpoenaed in recent weeks.

The Nevada Gaming Board says it is aware of the probe but cannot offer any comments at this time.

Agents with Homeland Securities Investigations and IRS Criminal Investigations are leading the probe for prosecutors in the US Central District of California, sources say.

'We have no comment,' a spokesperson for the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles told

- T.C. Jackson, Correspondent

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