Gaming ETF Hits Jackpot as Macau Returns to Growth

The gaming exchange traded fund rallied Thursday as Macau casinos revealed their first positive monthly year-over-year growth since 2014.

The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (NYSEArca: BJK) rose 2.9% Thursday after slipping 3.1% over the past week. BJK gained 7.1% year-to-date.

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Macau, the only region in China where casino gambling is legal, showed a 1.1% increase in revenue over August, its first positive month-over-month gain in 26 months, reports Berkeley Lovelace Jr. for CNBC.

According to Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, gambling revenue was $2.4 billion.


Shares of Wynn Resorts (NasdaqGS: WYNN) advanced 5.3% and Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS) jumped 6.6% on Thursday.

The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF includes a hefty 8.5% tilt toward LVS and 2.2% to WYNN, along with 7.9% Sands China Ltd 1.4% Wynn Macau Ltd.