SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

October 12, 2012 08:20 ET

Gaming Revenues in Nevada Decline for the Third Time in Four Months

The Paragon Report Provides Stock Research on MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2012) - After an impressive start to the year casino stocks have struggled as global economic growth concerns have seen gaming revenues in Macau and Las Vegas fall. Recent reports have showed that Macau gaming revenues grew at a slower-than-expected rate in September and casino revenues in Nevada have declined 3.11 percent in the month of August. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Resorts & Casinos Industry and provides equity research on MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR).

Access to the full company reports can be found at:

The decline in August was the third in the last four months that gaming revenues had declined on the Las Vegas Strip. Approximately 50 percent of gaming revenues in Nevada come from the 41 casinos on the Strip.

"While the majority of Las Vegas indicators have improved in 2012 (visitation, average daily room rates, occupied room nights, etc.), we continue to see consumers slowly stepping away from the slot machines," Macquarie Securities gaming analyst Chad Beynon said. "The Las Vegas visitor has significantly changed its spending patterns from gaming to nongaming post-recession, with casino only accounting for roughly 40 percent of (the) wallet share on the Las Vegas Strip."

Paragon Report releases regular market updates on the Resorts & Casinos Industry so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

MGM Resorts International operates a portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The company is scheduled to release their financial results for the third quarter of 2012 before the market opens on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. MGM recently announced that Lorenzo Creighton has rejoined the company.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company recently announced that it plans to open a luxury hotel in India.

The Paragon Report has not been compensated by any of the above-mentioned publicly traded companies. Paragon Report is compensated by other third party organizations for advertising services. We act as an independent research portal and are aware that all investment entails inherent risks. Please view the full disclaimer at: