Ocean Resort Casino In Atlantic City To Open Next Month
Ocean Resort Casino has officially announced that it will be opening its doors to the public for the first time on June 28. While the name might be new to many in the gambling industry, the location is that of the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The new casino will look to avoid all the missteps that made the Revel a disaster which included a difficult casino entrance to the Boardwalk and an indoor smoking ban.
Controversy has surrounded the Revel even after its closure and it initially appeared that the same trend would attach itself to the Ocean Resort Casino.
The casino was set to open on April 25 but the opening date was postponed because of employee agreements. CEO Frank Leone recently confirmed that the casino resort will go ahead with its official opening on June 28.
However, before the Ocean Resort can begin operations, the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement needs to carry out an investigation of the facility. The results of the investigation will determine what the final recommendation to the Casino Control Commission for the license hearing will be.
Ocean Resort Casino will occupy 6.4 million square feet and have 1,399 rooms and is expected to provide stiff competition to some of the other Atlantic City casinos.
In a statement, Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk, said
Our team has been working diligently since we acquired the property in January and have put a great deal of time and effort into creating a truly unique and memorable destination guest experience
Facilities At Ocean Resort
Ocean Resort has been getting upgrades and renovations since its $200 million purchase this January. The project has already created 300 construction jobs and when it opens an additional 3,2000 full-time jobs will be created. The casino resort features a 138,000 square-foot and 160,000 square feet dedicated to convention space. In the outdoor area, visitors can expect 90,000 square feet of flexible space that can be used to host a variety of events.
Visitors can also enjoy as many as six swimming pools at the resort. Two great features are the saltwater pool and a sun deck that faces the ocean.
Visitors to the Ocean Resort can also enjoy a wide variety of amenities like the day and nightclubs, the largest Topgolf Swing Suite in the world, luxury retail stores that occupy around 70,000 square feet, and the Hyatt Hotel Exhale Spa where visitors can relax in its may treatment rooms.