Investing in gaming stocks not only puts the house on your side -- it can put macro economic trends on your side as well. You can pick from mature markets like the U.S., or growing markets like Macau and Singapore. But which stock stacks the deck most in your favor?
Stay far away from Las Vegas. What happens in Las Vegas may stay there, but more and more visitors are choosing to leave fewer gaming dollars there as well. And at the same time, huge developments like CityCenter and Cosmopolitan have added thousands of rooms to The Strip, leaving demand far smaller than supply right now. Sorry, MGM Resorts
Knowing your way around the tables
The two hot spots of Asia have become Singapore and Macau. But even Macau casinos aren't created equal. If I'm going to invest in gaming stocks, I want exposure to the newest gaming epicenter, the Cotai Strip. Wynn Resorts
A contrast in style
That leaves two companies standing, offering two very different choices. The gaming world often forgets Melco Crown
Las Vegas Sands
A Fool's choice
It's a tight race between Melco Crown and Las Vegas Sands right now, and depending on your risk tolerance, you could swing either way. But I'm going to give this decision to Las Vegas Sands, for its enormous growth potential and high-quality properties.
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