It’s no secret that gaming stocks are on a roll this year. The Market Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK), for example, is up over 46% year-to-date — more than double the gains of the S&P 500.
The Market Vectors Gaming ETF is a great way to play the gaming space, too, since no one knows for certain who the big winner will be in ten or twenty years from now. BJK allows you to simply play the field.
Right now, though, it’s pretty clear that Macau is leading the way in the global gambling industry. In fact, Wells Fargo is predicting as much as 20% annual growth for Macau casinos through 2018.
So for those who don’t want to own the gaming ETF as a proxy, Macau-related companies could be some of the best stock to buy now for 2014 and beyond.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at three of your best bets in the casino space.