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Shares of casino operators have been on the rise after news broke that monthly gaming revenue in Macau increased for the first time since May of 2014, likely driven mostly by new openings. The news sent shares of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) up 7.4%, shares of Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ:MPEL) up 8.7%, shares of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) up 3.4%, and shares of MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) up 2.9% over the course of two trading sessions. In what follows, I will look at the data and give an indication of what it should mean for investors moving forward.

A look at Macau

In the table below, you can see year-over-year changes in gaming revenue for Macau so far this year. Every single month has seen a deterioration in the market but that decline appeared to improve over the past couple of months, leading me to state in a prior article that although I was not going to get my hopes up, the stabilization may lead investors to realize down the line that we have hit or are nearing a turning point for the industry. The one exception to the year-over-year decline in sales for the region came in August, when revenue rose 1.1% to 18.8 billion patacas (the equivalent of $2.4 billion) and this seems to confirm my earlier sentiment.

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