SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

October 07, 2010 08:47 ET

Are Gaming Companies Distancing Themselves From Las Vegas?

The Bedford Report Releases Analyst Research on MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  This year Casino and Gaming companies have relied heavily on strong performances in Asia to offset sluggish performances along the Las Vegas strip. While not all companies have operations in Asia, those that do are expected to outperform peers due to the better supply/demand fundamentals, strong economic growth, and increasing transportation investments in Macau. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Resorts and Casinos Industry and provides research reports on MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Las Vegas faces many problems in terms of economic growth. According to a recent New York Times article, unemployment in Nevada is currently at a startling 14.4% -- the highest of any state in the nation -- and 14.7% in the city of Las Vegas. Over the last three years, much of the local economic downturn can be tied to the gambling industry, which has seen sharply declining revenues.

Despite the string of negative data coming out of Las Vegas, casino stocks have seen hefty gains in the last month. While Vegas is struggling, according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal gambling revenue in Macau jumped 40 percent in September. Both MGM and Wynn generate substantial amounts of their earnings from holdings outside of the United States. 

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Both MGM and Wynn are making steps to reflect their international presence, and in effect, distancing themselves from Las Vegas. This year Wynn has expressed interest in moving its headquarters out of Las Vegas and into Macau. Wynn today generates nearly 70% of its revenue from Macau. Meanwhile, MGM Mirage changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June, to reflect the growing international presence of the company.

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