ut as most of the casinos have already reported first-quarter results, these numbers don't mean too much. Regardless, shares of Las Vegas Sands are gaining 3.8% to us$ 24.14, Wynn Resorts is climbing 2.8% to us$ 85.24 and MGM Mirage is advancing 4.1% to us$ 14.58.
The local Las Vegas market is still feeling pressured, as gaming revenue dropped 6.1% to us$ 198.3 million. This is a direct blow to Boyd Gaming, which operates a bulk of its casinos in the market. But Boyd already said during its first-quarter earnings release that it expects to see growth in the second half of the year.