A preliminary examination of the relationship between the stock market and casino gaming

Ming Chih Tsai, Zheng Gu

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The study examined the relationship between the U.S. stock market and gaming revenues of the top two U.S. gaming destinations, Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The results show that stock market movement did affect casino gaming revenues in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but in opposite directions, during the period January 1990-December 1999. While the positive correlation between the stock market and Las Vegas gaming revenue was likely due to a wealth effect, the negative association between the stock market and Atlantic City gaming revenue could result from a substitution effect. The findings of the study suggest that stock market movement may help gaming destinations better forecast gaming demand, hence, making their marketing and promotion more effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2006


  • Atlantic City
  • Gaming revenue
  • Las Vegas
  • Stock market
  • Substitution effect
  • Wealth effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing

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