Just 8 percent of Americans rank Atlantic City as their top casino destination, trailing Las Vegas and New Orleans, according to a phone survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. The national poll of 711 adults was conducted in March. Las Vegas was the top choice of 47 percent of adults, while New Orleans was the top pick of 10 percent. "Atlantic City is really in a national, if not international, competition for visitors," said Professor Donald Hoover, who now teaches in FDU's International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, following a career working for Tropicana in Atlantic City. "Businesses and planners need to start thinking and acting like they're in a national market."