Wall Street Journal  Oct 12  Comment 
Macau is rebounding, but it’s a whole new crowd.
Motley Fool  Oct 10  Comment 
Wynn Resorts looks like the safest bet, but Las Vegas Sands has more upside potential.
Forbes  Oct 7  Comment 
Despite recent measures by China’s government, Macau continues to remain the world’s largest casino market. The corruption crackdown that started in early 2015 has affected casino activity and as a result, major players such as Las Vegas...
Benzinga  Oct 6  Comment 
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) could continue to benefit from positive growth trends in its two biggest markets. Argus analyst John Staszak has upgraded MGM from Hold to Buy based on solid Las Vegas numbers and a potential rebound in the...
Insurance Journal  Oct 6  Comment 
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) has received a license to provide insurance and reinsurance in Macau and filled key positions in its newly established Macau office. “It is a very interesting time in Macau, with continued...
Motley Fool  Oct 5  Comment 
Two straight months of higher gaming revenues is not enough to indicate the casino environment is healthy.
Motley Fool  Oct 5  Comment 
A little growth in Macau was enough to drive Macau gaming stocks higher last month.


Macau is the fastest growing casino gambling (or "gaming") market in the world. From 2001 to 2006, gaming revenue in Macau has grown at an annual rate of 23%. By comparison, Las Vegas and Atlantic City had CAGRs of 4% and 3%, respectively. The biggest driver of growth is its proximity to the increasingly wealthy Chinese population.

Only 6 companies are licensed to operate gaming facilities in the region:

  • Melco PBL Entertainment (MPEL) is the only company publicly traded in the U.S. that is completely focused on the Macau gaming and hospitality industry.
  • MGM Mirage (MGM): This company is developing the MGM Grand Macau, which is scheduled to open in late 2007. Most of MGM's casinos are in Las Vegas, and its operations include: Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, Treasure Island (TI), New York-New York, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas Sands (LVS): This company owns and operates The Sands Macao. It is also developing The Venetian Macau. These properties are named after LVS's Las Vegas counterparts.
  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN): This company owns and operates Wynn Macau and Wynn Las Vegas. It is also developing a massive new casino resort in Macau, which is set to open in 2010.
  • Galaxy Casinos (HKSE:0027)
  • SJM/Macau Success Limited (HKSE:0487)

Most Visitors Coming From China and Hong Kong

Statistics based on macau statistics and census services [1]

^Estimates based on “Visitors Arrivals for October 2007” [2]


  1. Tourism Statistics 2006, "Tourism Statistics", Macau Census
  2. "Visitors Arrivals for October 2007", Macau Census

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