The share prices for some of the world’s most prominent land-based casino operators have reportedly risen following yesterday’s news that the United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the rollout of a vaccine against coronavirus.
According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, over 65 million people around the world have so far been afflicted with coronavirus including approximately 1.6 million in the United Kingdom for just shy of 60,000 deaths. The source detailed that the sanction from the nation’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) means that a vaccine jointly developed by German biotechnology firm BioNTech and American pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer could now begin being offered to vulnerable and high-priority individuals from as early as next week.
Matt Hancock serves the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and he reportedly told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he is ‘absolutely thrilled’ by the move from the DHSC and expects care home staff and the elderly to be among the first recipients of the vaccine.
Hancock reportedly declared…
“When this vaccine is rolled out things will get better and we’ll start that process next week. Help is on its way.”
For its part and the DHSC reportedly proclaimed that the decision to introduce the inoculation ‘follows months of rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts’ that had concluded ‘the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.’
News of the coming rollout reportedly helped to push the individual share price for Wynn Resorts Limited up by some 2.71% yesterday to $105.13 while fellow American operator MGM Resorts International experienced an analogous 1.87% boost to $29.35. There were purportedly also associated 1.75% and 0.97% lifts for Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Caesars Entertainment Incorporated to $57.61 and $68.50 respectively while Macau stalwart Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited saw the value of its stocks rise by 0.11% to hit $18.21.
Elsewhere and the share price for the MGM China Limited subsidiary of MGM Resorts International reportedly grew by 3.06% Wednesday afternoon to close at $1.47 while Las Sands Corporation’s similarly Hong Kong-listed Sands China Limited subordinate experienced a 2.61% bump to reach $4.31. There were purportedly moreover 0.74% and 0.66% uplifts for shares in Wynn Macau Limited and SJM Holdings Limited to $1.74 and $1.17 respectively although stocks in Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited remained unchanged at $7.78.