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As a general rule, investors use the phrase sin stocks as more of a catchy bit of slang rather than any passing of moral judgement. However, some investors refuse to invest in areas which are in conflict with their morals and alcohol, tobacco and gambling can on occasion do just that. Whatever your stance might be, here is a little info on some of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A list of publicly traded sin stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group through the industry links on this page.

Brewing Budweiser, Coors Light, Corona, Guinness, Miller Lite and Sam Adams are all brands distributed by brewers on this list. Examples of companies in this section include:

Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A. (BUD)

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (BREW)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP)

Casinos: Most of the companies in this section are small-cap companies but there are some larger companies including Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN)

GamingThese companies are involved with gaming (online gaming, gaming equipment manufacturers) but do not own casinos.Most of the companies in this section are small-cap companies.

Racing TracksChurchill Downs, Incorporated (CHDN) is the home of the Kentucky Derby and one of a half dozen publicly traded race tracks in this section.

Tobacco: The section includes some extremely large tobacco companies (Altria Group, British American Tobacco, Philip Morris and Reynolds American), smaller cigarette manufacturers, makers of electronic cigarettes and companies that provide tobacco services to these cigarette manufacturers.

Altria Group (MO)

British American Tobacco Plc. (BTI)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

Wine and Spirits:  Jack Daniel’s, Tennessee Whiskey and Southern Comfort are just a few of the brands among the wine and spirts these companies produce. Examples of companies in this section include:

Brown Forman Corporation (BF.A)

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)

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Brewing Companies


Cigarettes and Tobacco


Gentlemen’s Clubs

Race Tracks

Wine and Spirits  

Sin Stock Resources

List of Recent IPOs, ETFs and Comparative Tools

Sin Stock IPOs in 2016

MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP) (IPO April 20, 2016: casino resort properties)

Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (RRR) (IPO April 27, 2016: casinos)

Turning Point Brands, Inc. (TPB) (IPO May 11, 2016: non-cigarette tobacco products; brands include Beech-Nut, Red Cap, Stoker’s and Zig-Zag)

Gaming ETFs

Market Vectors Global Gaming ETF (BJK)

List of Publicly Traded Sin Stocks

U.S. Exchanges

Brewing Companies and Distributors

Ambev S.A. (ABEV) (Brazil: brands include Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes)

Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A. (BUD) (Belgium: Beck’s, Budweiser and Corona)

Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The) (SAM) (Sam Adams)

Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU) (Chile: beverage company)

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) (Beer, Wine and Spirits)

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (BREW) (Widmer Brothers Brewing, Redhook Ale Brewery and Kona Brewing companies)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)  (United Kingdom: Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Baileys and Guinness)

Embotelladora Andina S.A. (AKO.A) (Coca-Cola and Beer Distribution in Latin America)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) (Coors Light, Molson Canadian and Miller Lite)


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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Cigarettes and Tobacco Products

22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII) (Plant biotechnology focusing on regulating the level of nicotine)

Alliance One International, Inc. (AOI) (Leaf tobacco merchant)

Altria Group (MO) (Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Black & Mild)

British American Tobacco Plc. (BTI) (Leading Global Tobacco Company in United Kingdom)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) (Marlboro, L&M, Bond Street, Virginia Slims, Parliament – A subsidiary of Altria Group)

Universal Corporation (UVV) (Merchant and processor of leaf tobacco)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM) (Specialty papers including cigarette papers)

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) (Eagle 20’s, Eve, Grand Prix, Liggett Select and Pyramid)

Gaming Limited (WBAI)  (Online sports lottery service provider in China)

Everi Holdings Inc. (EVRI) (Cash access services, cash access devices, online payment processing solutions)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) (Leases real estate gaming property)

Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPIC) (Casino table game equipment and casino currency)

International Game Technology (IGT) (Computerized gaming equipment, software and network systems)

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

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

PlayAGS, Inc. (AGS) (IPO January 26, 2018; electronic gaming machines)

Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) (Technology-based products and services for the gaming and lottery markets)

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

Gentlemen’s Clubs

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (RICK)

Racing Tracks  

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

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

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

Wine and Spirits

Brown Forman Corporation (BF.A) (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort)

Castle Brands, Inc. (ROX) (Focus on rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey)

China New Borun Corporation (BORN) (China: Corn-Based Alcohol)

Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ) (Beer, wine and spirits)

Diageo Plc. (DEO)  (United Kingdom: Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Baileys and Guinness)

Truett-Hurst, Inc. (THST) (Wine)

Vina Concha Y Toro (VCO) (Wine)

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. (WVVI) (Wine)