I know I am the cost of air fair is making it more affordable to go to Atlantic City if your less than 3 to 4 hours away.
it costs on average $500 round trip to fly to the west coast from the NYC/PHilly markets and 15% more if you fly out Newark.
Also taking a hop to FLA or the midwestruns about $400 for a round trip ticket. I'm using $50for gas taking my car for the roughly 250 mile round trip to AC at least twice for a long weekend,. I just can't stay a Saturday night that throws the savings out the window. so now I start on a Wednesday or Thursday for 2 or 3 nights. Just can't take AC for more than 3 days there just is not enough LIVE decent entertainment to want to stay longer.
BTW the using get Sunday to Thursday rooms for free and about $200 for a Friday nuight due to my play level. Those casinos know that when I'm there a spend but never the numbers to get free SATURDAY nights.