Good cheer up and down the casino sector

|By:, SA News Editor

Casino stocks are ripping gains as the sector digests more good news on the early start to online gambling in New Jersey and the increased prospect that Japan will relax rules on casino development. Another stellar month in Macau casinos isn't dampening the mood at all.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS +3.1%) is leading the charge after its credit rating was lifted to investment-grade by S&P.

Advancers: Caesars Entertainment (CZR) +2.3%, Melco Crown (MPEL) +1.3%, Boyd Gaming (BYD) +2.7%, Wynn Resorts (WYNN) +1.8%, MGM Resorts (MGM) +1.9%.