A few of Atlantic City’s 11 casinos could close if things don’t get better. Competition is popping up all over the place and that is where discussion was focused on during the East Coast Gaming Congress. Casino operators from seven states all discussed the increased competition and what it is taking to survive. Atlantic City casino’s took at 25 percent loss in the first quarter and continue to watch new casinos being added in nearby states, and Pennsylvania is adding table games. The national convention focused on the important discussion of surviving in this economic climate, with the added competition.