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Boyd Gaming Attempting to Acquire Station Casinos

Boyd Gaming Corp. is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Reno to let it acquire some or all of the properties of its financially troubled rival, Station Casinos.

Boyd filed a motion Sunday asking the court overseeing Station Casinos' Chapter 11 reorganization to let Boyd submit a reorganization plan. The filing says Station Casinos rejected a $950 million offer to buy several Station properties back in February.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Dealer Files Smoking Lawsuit Against Wynn

One casino worker is suing Wynn Las Vegas claiming she is being exposed to dangerous second-hand smoke and it's her employer's fault.

For Kanie Kastroll, the smoke she is inhaling at her job has her fuming.

"We're asking to save our lives," said Kastroll who is a dealer at the Wynn Las Vegas and has worked in smoke-filled casinos for 20 years.

Kastroll says Wynn is not protecting employees from second-hand smoke.

"It's literally difficult to breathe, especially if you have one on your left, and one on your right, sometimes you have five of them," she said. While casino patrons enjoy table games and feed slot machines, the federal lawsuit says "employees...

Kerkorian Might Cut Stake in MGM Mirage

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is considering cutting his stake in hotel and casino operator MGM Mirage.

Word that Kerkorian investment vehicle Tracinda might make a move comes as Las Vegas-based MGM Mirage says it'll take a nearly $1 billion charge against third-quarter earnings because it had to slash condo prices at its big new CityCenter project.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)