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What Happens in Vegas Hasn’t Stayed in Vegas

Gambling
What Happens in Vegas Hasn’t Stayed in Vegas

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Sin City is spreading out. And Vegas-style casino gambling has moved way beyond the Strip.

In fact, 23 states now have commercial (not tribal) casinos. And, Vegas is sharing its favorite vice with the world. Because the most significant growth is overseas.

Macau's gaming revenues hit a record monthly high in December 2012, growing by 13.5% to reach $38 billion in 2012. 

But recently, Macau's hot streak has lost its luster. Gaming stocks like Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), and Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. (GXYEY) are in focus this week after new data indicated casino traffic continues to plummet in Macau, China. According to reports, gaming revenue slumped 34.5% in July compared to the same month in 2014. In June, revenue slipped 36%, a signal of a broader downturn in economic spending in China.

Global big boys like Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands now generate most of their profits not from their flashy properties on the Strip, but from their Macau operations. Which paints a very diverging picture of international gaming today. International gaming stocks have seen huge downturns over the last year, while national companies like MGM Resorts International (MGM) and Caesars Entertainment (CZR) face steep competition from local and regional players. 

Here's a Breakdown of the Motif Investing Gambling ETF performance over the last year.

Motif

August 3, 2014 to August 3, 2015

For a breakdown of how Motif calculates returns, visit here

About Motif Investing

Motif Investing is a next-generation online broker that is pioneering thematic investing for individuals and financial advisors. The company, based in Silicon Valley, allows investors to trade “motifs”—intelligently-weighted basket of stocks built around themes, investing styles or multi-asset models— for low fees. Motif Investing is a registered broker dealer and a member of SIPC. The company was named one of 2014's most disruptive companies in the financial sector.

Investing in securities involves risk, including the possible loss of principal; individual investments or a collection of individual stocks such as motifs which are concentrated in an idea or theme may face increased risk of price fluctuation over more diversified holdings due to adverse developments within a particular industry or sector. 
















































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