In opposition to what Wynn has stated, AC is more the victim than the enemy of new east coast gambling enterprises. However, AC's worse enemy has been itself, not the competition in neighboring states.
Cutting back on services instead of increasing promotions has become the trend in AC. Right up to CET closing Ballys Wild West Virginia City buffet which had long lines all day. Now The Borgata is starting to close its buffet Tuesdays and Wednesdays, making Black Label status less attractive.
Once online gaming becomes a reality why bother traveling through construction zones to resorts which have been limiting, even shutting down their most popular attractions.