By day, it is quite okay to shop the outlets. But Ryan and I found ourselves walking very quickly to get into the casinos after dark. You don't really want to be hanging out in the streets of Atlantic City at night, not with giant shopping bags with some branded logo emblazoned on the side.
There are the factory outlets, then they end and some empty dark houses begin. The same happens between the casinos. You see a contrast of rich, opulent casinos, and then the dilapidated housing and poorly-lit estates side by side. Even by jitney, a small bus where they charge you US$2.25 per person to take you between the casinos at reckless speeds, you can see the contrast.
The main shops you see at night at the Gold for Cash shops, hinting at how many desperate people go there to pawn personal or stolen goods for money to gamble some more.
Hopefully, Singapore does not go down that route, with our new casinos coming.