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Gaming Industry ETF

What is 'Gaming Industry ETF'

A sector exchange-traded fund that invests solely in gaming companies, so as to generate investment returns that correspond to those of an underlying gaming index. A gaming ETF consists of a wide range of stocks, from casino operators and manufacturers of gaming systems to companies that accept bets on sporting events. A gaming ETF may be vulnerable to economic downturns.

Explaining 'Gaming Industry ETF'

A gaming ETF may hold stocks of international gaming companies, in addition to those of domestic companies. It is yet another example of a niche ETF. U.S. companies that would be included in a gaming ETF are well-known casino resort operators.


By owning an ETF, you get the diversification of an index fund as well as the ability to sell short, buy on margin and purchase as little as one share. Another advantage is that the expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund. When buying and selling ETFs, you have to pay the same commission to your broker that you'd pay on any regular order.


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Q&A About Gaming Industry ETF


What is the name of the ETF?

VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF.

Where can you find information about gaming industry ETF holdings?

You can find information about gaming industry ETF holdings on VanEck's website.

Is it possible for a company not listed on U.S. exchanges to be part of a US-based Gaming ETF?

Yes, it is possible for international companies to be part of US based Gaming ETFs.

What is a gaming ETF?

A gaming ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests solely in gaming companies.

How does a gaming ETF generate investment returns?

It generates investment returns that correspond to those of an underlying gaming index.

What is the estimated size of the global gambling market in 222?

The global gambling market was estimated to be 565 billion dollars by 222.

Are there any disadvantages to owning a gaming ETF?

Yes, it may be vulnerable to economic downturns and international events.

Who are some companies that are involved with gaming industry ETFs?

Two companies that are involved with gaming industry ETFs include VanEck and ETFMG.