Casino stocks jumped Thursday after gaming revenue in Macau posted the first positive monthly year-over-year growth in more than two years.
Macau, the only place in China where casino gambling is legal, posted a 1.1 percent increase in revenue in August after a 26-month slump. Monthly revenue growth dropped to five-year lows in part from slowing economic growth.
Gambling revenue was $2.4 billion, according to data from Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
Wynn has a resort in the southern Chinese territory, while U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson is set to open a multi-billion dollar Sands China Parisian resort in Macau later this month.
Wynn's stock is up more than 34 percent this year-to-date.
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Sands' stock is also up, rising more than 22 percent year-to-date.
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— Reuters contributed to this report.