With regards to all of these negative comments about Atlantic City, I wonder how many are based on first hand experiences? Yes there is crime, yes if you stray from the casino you will encounter a run down neighborhood. You will find the same things in Vegas, but without the Atlantic Ocean:Þ. or the numerous oceanfront bars. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville opens tomorrow at Resorts. The Jersey Shore attracts millions of visitors each year during the summer and there is plenty to do. From June to September, you can bathe in the ocean and ride the waves, the water's fine. September is great as the kids are back in school and the ocean water temperature is still warm. Like anything else, a good idea attracts competition, just like in 1976 when Resorts International became the first casino. Today there are casinos in adjacent states and Pennsylvania just passed Atlantic City in gaming revenue last year. AC needs to reinvent itself, just like Vegas and every other business that suffers a loss in revenue. I'm no wide eyed Pollyanna either, evil exists all over the place and I am always aware of my surroundings if I'm in AC, North Philly, NYC, even when I head to Vegas for a trade show. Every time I travel to Chicago for business, I am approached by panhandlers several times a day. Enough with all this hating.