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Investors certainly have a lot of choices if they are looking for publicly traded leisure and entertainment companies. This section includes movie production companies, such as Lions Gate Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation, as well as the theaters, such as Cinemark, where we watch their films. In addition, areas such as professional wrestling (World Wrestling Entertainment), sports franchises (Manchester United), golf (Callaway Golf Company), motorsports (International Speedway) and theme parks such as SeaWorld (SeaWorld Entertainment) are all represented here.

Here is a list of entertainment categories with examples of some of the larger publicly traded companies in these sections. A full list of publicly traded entertainment stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.

Amusement Parks: There are a handful of companies in this section including larger diversified companies that own amusement parks and companies that primarily focus on this enterprise. Examples include: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX).

Internet Television Stations/On DemandHow we consume entertainment will constantly change and there is no doubt that companies like Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) are leading the current wave of change.

Movie Production and Distribution: Several diversified media and entertainment companies are included in this section (Fox, Comcast, Disney) in addition to movie production companies such as Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF.B).

Movie Theatres: This section includes movie theatres and companies that produce products used in movie theaters. Examples of companies in this section include Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK) and Imax Corporation (IMAX).

Sports: There are links on this page to auto racing companies, golf companies, ski resorts, sports franchises and even professional wrestling entertainment companies. Some of the larger companies in these sections include:

Churchill Downs, Incorporated (CHDN)

International Speedway Corporation (ISCA)

Manchester United Ltd. (MANU)

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG)

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)

TV Networks: This category includes companies that own both networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) and cable television networks. Examples of companies in this category include:

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX)

CBS Corporation (CBS)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI)

Time Warner, Inc. (TWX)

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX)

Viacom Inc. (VIA)

Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS)

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List of Publicly Traded Entertainment Stocks

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500.com Limited (WBAI)  (Online sports lottery service provider in China)

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) (Video and mobile games: Call of Duty, Destiny, Diablo, Guitar Hero, Hearthstone, Skylanders, StarCraft and World of Warcraft)

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (AMC) (Movie theatres)

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX) (AMC, IFC and SundanceTV, Also operates BBC America)

Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (BTN)  (Digital cinema projection equipment and services; cinema screens; motion picture projectors)

Belmond Ltd. (BEL) (United Kingdom: luxury hotels)

Bowl America, Inc. (BWL.A)

Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD)  (20 Gaming Properties including Gold Coast, The Orleans and Sam’s Town)

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) (Harrah’s, Caesars and Horseshoe Brands)

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) (Racetrack located near Minneapolis)

Carnival Corporation (CCL) (Cruise ships: Brands include Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn)

CBS Corporation (CBS) (CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS Television Studios, Showtime Networks, Simon & Schuster and CBS Television Stations and CBS Radio)

Cedar Fair, L.P. (FUN) (Regional amusement resort operator)

Century Casinos, Inc. (CNTY) (Regional casinos)

Changyou.com Ltd. (CYOU) (China: Online games for PCs and mobile devices; MMOGs; 17173.com an information portal for game players in China)

China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) (China: hotel brands range from economy to upscale hotels)

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (CHH) (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality and Sleep Inn)

Churchill Downs, Incorporated (CHDN) (Home of the Kentucky Derby)

Cinedigm Corp (CIDM) (Movie and TV Show Distributor)

Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK) (Movie theatres)

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) (Cable – XFINITY; NBC Universal – NBC, Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Universal Parks, Television Production and Television Stations)

Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (CTRP) (Travel service provider in China)

DHX Media Ltd. (DHXM) (Canada: Children’s television programming)

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)(Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet)

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (DDE) (Casino and raceway)

Dover Motorsports, Inc. (DVD) (Dover International Speedway: NASCAR motorsports events)

Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (ERI) (Casinos, resorts and racetracks)

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) (Video and mobile games: Dragon Age, EA Sports (multiple brands), Madden, Plants vs. Zombies and The Sims)

Empire Resorts, Inc. (NYNY) (Casino and All-Weather Harness Horse Racing Track)

Eros International Plc. (EROS) (India: Movie Production and Distribution)

Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) (Operates numbers travel sites: brands include Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Travelocity)

Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) (Extended stay hotels)

Full House Resorts, Inc. (FLL) (Rising Star Casino Resort, Silver Slipper Casino, Stockman’s Casino and the Grand Lodge Casino)

Gamestop Corporation (GME) (Video game retailer)

GigaMedia Limited (GIGM) (Taiwan: online games and cloud computing services)

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (ENT) (Content, connectivity and digital media solutions for airlines)

Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) (Free-to-play games: Blood and Glory, Deer Hunter and Gun Bros)

Golden Entertainment, Inc. (GDEN) (Casinos: Properties in Nevada and Maryland)

GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (GRVY) (Video and mobile games, South Korea:  Ragnarok Online)

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV) (Hispanic TV/Cable Networks)

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) (Hotels: Over 4,000 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 different countries)

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) (Franchise and own Hyatt branded hotels, resorts and residential and vacation properties)

Imax Corporation (IMAX) (Canada: motion picture technologies)

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) (United Kingdom – Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express)

International Speedway Corporation (ISCA) (Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and numerous other racing facilities)

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (LQ) (La Quinta Inns & Suites and La Quinta Inn)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) (Casinos: The Venetian and The Palazzo)

Liberty Media Corporation Braves Group (BATRK) (Indirectly owns the Atlanta Braves)

Liberty Media Corporation Formula One Group (FWONK) (Formula 1; ownership interest in Live Nation Entertainment)

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (LTRPA) (Holds ownership interest in TripAdvisor)

Lindblad Expeditions, Inc. (LIND) (National Geographic Expeditions)

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF.B) (The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange is the New Black)

LiNiu Technology Group (LINU) (VIP gaming rooms in China)

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV) (Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts)

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. (MCZ) (Gaming accessories)

Majesco Entertainment Company (COOL) (Console and PC game developer)

MakeMyTrip Limited (MMYT) (Travel service provider in India)

Manchester United Ltd. (MANU) (Popular football team)

Marcus Corporation (The) (MCS) (Owns Marcus Hotels and Resorts and Marcus Theatres)

Marriott International (MAR) (Hotels: Brands include Marriott Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton)

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (VAC) (Timeshares)

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (MLCO) (Operates casinos and resorts in Asia)

MGM Resorts International (MGM) (Casinos: Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York-New York, Circus Circus and the Excalibur)

MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP) (IPO April 2016: casino resort properties)

Momo Inc. (MOMO) (China: Mobile-based social networking platform, mobile games)

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (MCRI) (Operates casinos in Nevada and Colorado)

NetEase, Inc. (NTES) (China: online games (partnership with Blizzard Entertainment), e-mail and e-commerce services, advertising services, websites)

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) (Internet television network)

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (UWN)  (Mini casinos and slot operations)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH)  (Cruise ships: Brands include Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Sea Cruises)

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NTN) (Bar and restaurant games)

Peak Resorts, Inc. (SKIS) (Ski resorts)

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) (Regional Casinos and Race Tracks)

Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) (China: online entertainment)

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (PNK) (Regional casinos)

Planet Fitness, Inc. (PLNT) (Operates and franchises fitness centers throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico)

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (RICK) (Gentlemen’s clubs)

Reading International Inc. (RDI) (Cinemas and related real estate assets)

Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH) (Hotel RL, Red Lion Hotel and Red Lion Inn & Suites)

Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (RRR) (IPO April 2016: casinos)

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) (Movie theatres)

Renren Inc. (RENN) (China: social networking internet platform, online games center)

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (RLJE) (Movie and TV Show Distributor)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) (Cruise ships: Brands include Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS) (SeaWorld and Busch Gardens)

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) (Regional amusement resort operator)

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (TRK) (Own and operate racing facilities in multiple market)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) (Video and mobile games: Brands include BioShock, Borderlands,  Grand Theft Auto, Midnight Club, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K franchise and XCOM)

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) (New York Knicks and New York Rangers)

The9 Limited (NCTY) (China, MMO, web and mobile games: Firefall)

The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) (Online travel company: brands include agoda.com, booking.com, priceline.com, rentalcars.com, KAYAK and OpenTable)

The Stars Group Inc. (TSG) (Online poker sites, poker rooms, poker tours)

Time Warner Inc. (TWX) (Home Box Office (HBO), Cinemax, Flixster, TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and truTv – Numerous Websites)

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (CLUB) (Fitness Clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions: Boston Sports Clubs, New York Sports Clubs, Philadelphia Sports Clubs and Washington Sports Clubs)

Townsquare Media, Inc. (TSQ) (Radio broadcasting and live events)

Travelzoo Inc. (TZOO) (Internet media company that finds deals for members)

TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) (Travel advice and booking tools websites)

Tuniu Corporation (TOUR) (China, online travel company: packaged tours and travel services)

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) (Twentieth Century Fox Film, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FOX, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, National Geographic Channels and STAR)

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) (Ski resorts)

Viacom Inc. (VIA) (Paramount Pictures, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, SPIKE, TV Land and VH1)

Viad Corp. (VVI) (Live event marketing and production; travel services)

Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) (Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (WYN) (Days Inn, Ramada, Super 8 and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) (Casinos: Wynn Las Vegas and Encore)

Xunlei Limited (XNET) (China, internet company: cloud acceleration subscription services, online advertising services, online games and pay per view services)

YY Inc. (YY) (China, interactive social platform, real-time online group activities: music shows, online games, dating shows, live game broadcasting and e-learning)

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) (Social games: brands include CSR Racing, CSR Classics, Clumsy Ninja, FarmVille, Zynga Casino and Words With Friends)