I saw this headline in a Memphis alternative newspaper:
MGM Mirage Mulls Sale of Gold Strike
They can't do that -- the Gold Strike is where I play poker. Maybe they didn't get the memo.
Apparently the parent company is $13 billion in debt. Debt is common in the casino industry, but with the economic downturn, they are trying to reduce it. Also for sale: The Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS; the MGM Grand Detroit; and two properties in Laughlin, NV -- the Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casinos.
The potential Mississippi casinos sale is discussed here.
Here's a Motley-Fool article titled "Can Anything Save MGM Mirage?" (The short answer is "no.")
The possible sale of the Laughlin casinos is linked to here.
MGM Mirage owns: The Bellagio, the Mirage, the Luxor, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, New York New - York and many others.