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Gaming REITs Likely to See Increased Downside Protection from Growth in iGaming

Gaming REITs whose tenants are investing in online gaming (iGaming) platforms are expected to benefit from increased downside protection, according to Spenser Allaway, an analyst on Green Street’s research team and sector head of net lease, gaming, and self-storage.

Speaking on the REIT Report, Allaway said downside protection for the gaming REITs will be in the form of improved underlying tenant credit.

The three primary gaming REIT tenants are: Penn National Gaming, a tenant of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLPI); Caesars Entertainment, the operator for VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI); and MGM Resorts, a key tenant of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP). “All of these tenants have made sizeable investments to establish an online presence,” Allaway said.

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