Atlantic City gets a thumbs down from me. Trying to make it like Vegas is laughable.
I went to Atlantic City this summer. Stayed at the Borgata which is away from the Boardwalk and everything else. So everytime we headed to the Boardwalk area we took a cab and just drove through the ghetto.
Atlantic City is decent for a 1 day getaway but nothing special so I'd agree. I won $200 at the casino (net profit) so I can't complain but yea it's definitely not Vegas.