Casino Stock Winners and Losers: Ameristar

Ameristar Casinos announces a $500 million debt offering.
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Ameristar Casinos

(ASCA)

, which announced that it plans to offer $500 million in senior unsecured notes due 2014, saw its shares rise 3.5% in Friday afternoon trading.

Ameristar was up 72 cents to $21.50.

Elsewhere among casino companies,

Las Vegas Sands

(LVS) - Get Report

was up 10.5% to $10.49.

MGM Mirage

(MGM) - Get Report

was up 6.4% to $12.29.

Wynn Entertainment

(WYNN) - Get Report

was up 7.3% to $47.43.

Boyd Gaming

(BYD) - Get Report

was up 8.8% to $12.51.

Penn National Gaming

(PENN) - Get Report

was up 2.1% to $32.41.

Isle of Capri Casinos

(ISLE)

was down 0.2% to $11.99.

Melco Crown Entertainment

(MPEL)

was up 8.1% to $5.99 .

Pinnacle Entertainment

(PNK) - Get Report

was up 6.5% to $18.20.