Clyde Barrow, a political science professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, says Fitch Ratings considers a market to be saturated when slot machine revenue falls below $200 per machine a day. While several casinos remain well above that mark, take a moment to review everyone’s numbers for July. The “S word” quickly comes to mind. Encore Boston Harbor: Nearly 60 percent of Encore’s $48.6 million in gross gaming revenue for July came from table games, compared with slot machines — an unusually high percentage. That’s the good news for Wynn. Table-game play is seen as a proxy for big spenders. The bad news? Wynn is falling short of the first-year outlook that the company gave Massachusetts regulators in 2014 when it vied for the Boston-area casino license. A Wynn consultant had projected more than $800 million in gross gaming revenue in the casino’s first year. At this rate, Wynn will be lucky to clear $600 million. And that … [Read more...] about Have Encore, MGM, and other casinos saturated the market?
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Peter Rasmussen Published 10:03 am CDT, Monday, August 26, 2019 UTSA was ranked No. 30 out of the top 100 campuses with the lowest property crime rates from 2007 through 2017, according to Asecurecampus.com. The following are other Texas universities ranked in the Top 100. UTSA was ranked No. 30 out of the top 100 campuses with the lowest property crime rates from 2007 through 2017, according to Asecurecampus.com. The following are other Texas universities ranked in the Top 100. Photo: / Photo: / Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 UTSA was ranked No. 30 out of the top 100 campuses with the lowest property crime rates from 2007 through 2017, according to Asecurecampus.com. The following are other Texas universities ranked in the Top 100. UTSA was ranked No. 30 out of … [Read more...] about Rankings: UTSA among the most secure schools in the country
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 2:55 pm CDT, Friday, August 2, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages The Deadliest Highways in Texas 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Highways and interstates in Texas were site to 62 percent of fatal car accidents in 2015, according to study. These accidents accounted for 10 percent of all fatal car accidents that happened in the US during that year. The Most Dangerous Highway in Texas The 1.49 miles of I-69C in Edinburg, between FM 2812 and Monte Cristo Road and just north of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus, is considered the deadliest stretch of highway in … [Read more...] about The Deadliest Highways in Texas
AUSTIN — The pre-abortion drugs were kicking in, and the seven women in a light pink waiting room were coaching each other through dizziness and chills. “It’s OK, You’ve got this,” one woman said. “I’m drowsy,” said another, curled up in a comfy chair. About half of them had a blanket and a spot to curl up in at this point before the procedure. Elsa Vizcarra’s job that day was to try to interview to all of them. Vizcarra, a University of Texas researcher, spent the better part of a year sitting with nearly 600 abortion patients at a dozen clinics around Texas to understand what led the women to these waiting rooms and what barriers they faced to get there. This story is based on her account of some of those conversations and clinic visits — Vizcarra and UT withheld details on locations of the clinics, and on the women interviewed, to protect their privacy. Mostly, she was struck by their resilience — to drive more than … [Read more...] about This researcher interviewed 600 women at Texas abortion clinics. Here’s what she saw.
The occasion of his spring training starts quickly became known by those who follow the Padres as Paddack Day.Days get a moniker when every one of them carries the expectation of something special.Sunday will be the first that is for real in the major leagues.Chris Paddack hasn’t accomplished anything yet, really. He’s 23, on the verge of a day he’s dreamed of and worked for. That’s all.But among the reasons so many people are sure that what he does against the Giants at Petco Park is merely the next step on a relentless march to all he expects to be is this fact:The first Paddack Day happened by accident.The recollections he and others have of that afternoon six years ago when Paddack was called on as an emergency replacement to start a crucial game against a rival and threw a no-hitter are rife with similarities to so many of the quirks and convictions Paddack exhibits now.The routine. The focus. The intensity. The result.“That’s when it all … [Read more...] about Padres’ Paddack to make major league debut; he was special from the start