MGM (MGM - Get Report) may be kicking the tires on the tarnished Wynn Resorts (WYNN - Get Report) brand. 

The rival gaming company has shown recent interest in buying Wynn Resorts, according to a new report from the New York Post. Shares spiked as much as 3% in pre-market trading Friday. They gave most of the gains as the session trekked along. A possibility of an MGM play for Wynn was put forth weeks ago by TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer.  

Wynn Resorts could be the subject of the next big blockbuster deal, Cramer said in early March.

Cramer explained the rally in Wynn's stock in early March could be a sign that the company is beginning to turn a new corner after CEO and founder Steve Wynn stepped down amid a bevy of sexual misconduct allegations stacked against him. Now that Steve Wynn is out and the stock has gained some upward momentum, it could be time for the company to strike a deal.
"I think Wynn might actually be acquired by another casino company now that Steve Wynn has stepped down from his operating role in the wake of those admittedly disturbing sexual misconduct allegations," Cramer said. "I think it's a natural takeover target for, say, Las Vegas Sands Corp. ( LVS - Get Report)  or even MGM. It doesn't rally 10 bucks in one session idly for nothing."
Wynn's stock has cooled down a bit since, pressured somewhat by Steve Wynn unloading all his shares in the company.