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Raise a Glass and Have a Blast: Celebrating Five Years of Ocean Casino Resort at Our Birthday Pop-Up Bar

Published: June 2023

High above the boardwalk, bars, and businesses of America’s Playground sits Ocean Casino Resort—A.C.’s tallest building and most luxurious leisure destination. Situated just steps off the Atlantic coast, we’ve been providing fast-paced gaming action, unforgettable live performances, and truly delectable dining for five years. 

Now, we’re celebrating half a decade of excellence in entertainment the only way we know how: with a proper bash. In honor of this exceptional history, Ocean Casino Resort’s Pop-Up Birthday Bar celebrates our sensational ride and everyone along for it in Atlantic City.

Learn about what we and our friends have to offer through exclusive cocktails, chocolates, and other collaborative celebratory creations. Cheers to five years, and get down to A.C. this summer to raise a glass or a few hands in the air with us. This is one birthday party you’re not going to want to miss!

The Sky’s The Limit for The Ocean: A Brief History of Excellence

Ocean Casino Resort first opened its doors on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. Our first day, much like every other that’s followed, was a fortuitous one for Atlantic City’s gaming community.

We were actually granted approval to begin play a day earlier than originally scheduled. Within moments of the wonderful news, our guests were spinning slots, dishing out dice, and cashing in chips to their hearts’ contents.

The phenomenal experiences have pretty much been rolling since that initial, ecstatic moment. While we’ve always offered world-class gaming, entertainment, and cuisine, our options and expertise have grown alongside our accolades over the years. 

Forward Toward Fun: Gaming Developments at Ocean Casino Resort

From the moment we welcomed our first guest, Ocean Casino Resort has been innovating to elevate our gaming experiences. We’ve made a number of advancements and additions to our repertoire in our first five years. Some of our most notable achievements include:

  • Going digital – Ocean Casino Resort launched our exhilarating web-based betting parlor, Ocean Online Casino, just weeks after our grand opening. Since 2018, gaming enthusiasts in New Jersey have enjoyed their favorite table games and slots with live dealers and blistering bets on our intuitive online platform. 
  • Scaling up our slots game – At the tail-end of 2020, we decided to close the year out with a bang by unveiling The Cove—a nearly 7,500 square foot slots sanctuary with high stakes, catered cocktail service, and exclusive machines. All-in-all, Ocean Casino Resort now has over 1,500 revolutionary slots stations turning out exhilarating fun with every crank of their handles. 
  • Building the sports betting Babylon – The Gallery Bar, Book & Games is Atlantic City’s premier sports betting (and watching) paradise. Opened just last year, The Gallery features over 100 feet of elevated bar space, a dozen slot machines, and a perimeter lined with blackjack and roulette tables. Game while you watch the game and—if you’re lucky—win while your team wins!

All these advancements haven’t gone unnoticed. In fact, we’ve been causing quite a stir in America’s Playground and, for it, receiving some recognition. Since our inception, Ocean Casino Resort has won numerous Best in Gaming awards from Casino Player Magazine, including:

  • Friendliest Sportsbook
  • Best Betting Options
  • Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest
  • Players Choice Award
  • Best Overall Gaming Resort

A Flavorful History: Cuisine Around the Casino

Gaming isn’t the only area in which we’ve expanded and excelled over the years. Fabulous food has always been essential to the experience at Ocean Casino Resort and, since we opened, we’ve grown into a space with 13 restaurants and diners and The District Food Court.

From fast bites to haute cuisine, we’ve long considered variety to be the spice of life. Thus, we’ve consistently been expanding the diversity of our offerings to match that motto. Some of the most recent ingredients we’ve added to Ocean Casino Resort include:

  • The opening of Serendipity3, a pervasively popular staple from The Big Apple offering brilliant breakfasts, mouthwatering main courses, and sensational sweets—the most famous of which being their magnum opus: Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • A 1,000-square-foot expansion of our signature Asian haven, Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi
  • The addition of A.C.’s most steaming Starbucks where guests can order familiar favorites to add a jolt of caffeine to their gaming experience

Live and Large: Half a Decade of Unforgettable Performances at Ocean Casino Resort

Atlantic City has long been home to exceptional off-Broadway shows, powerful live performances, and some of the craziest concerts on the eastern seaboard. Ocean Casino Resort is proud to continue this A.C. tradition of hosting the greatest performers on the planet in our one-of-a-kind event venue.

In our short history, some of the biggest names in music have graced the stage at Ovation Hall, including superstars such as:

  • Diana Ross
  • The Eagles
  • Beyoncé
  • The Black Keys
  • Barry Manilow
  • Maroon 5
  • Nickelback
  • Poison
  • Def Leppard
  • Duran Duran
  • Nelly

We’re not only music lovers, however. Ocean Casino Resort has hosted a wide variety of exceptional live acts over the years—including stand-up comedians, boxing, and other shows of all kinds. To celebrate our birthday, we’ve got an outstanding lineup this summer that includes the likes of:

A Celebration Done Right: What to Expect at Our Birthday Pop-Up Bar

Aside from the celebratory live performances, we’ve also got special offers lined up to honor our fifth birthday. From gigantic giveaways to phenomenal fireworks, we’re pulling out all the stops to make this time an unforgettable one.

Perhaps the detail we’re most excited about, however, is our Birthday Pop-Up Bar Experience. During this limited-time event, we’ll be honoring our connection to A.C. and the influence local artisans have had on us over the years. If you celebrate with us this summer, you’ll have the opportunity to try:

  • Three fantastic flavors of chocolate bars from the world-class chocolatiers at Bar 32—an Atlantic City-owned and operated gem of a drink and dessert spot
  • A contemporary, creative cake cocktail featuring a tempting Chocolate Martini spirit from local distillery Little Water and divine dark chocolate shavings courtesy of Bar 32
  • A purpose-brewed pale lager from The Seed Brewery dubbed Seeds of the Ocean that’s sure to satisfy suds-seekers and newbies to beer alike

From elixirs to entertainment, we have all the makings of an exceptional party ready for our Birthday Pop-Up Bar. The only thing missing is you! So, come celebrate Ocean Casino Resort this summer and discover the limitless fun we have planned.


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Forbes. From Diana Ross To Amy Schumer This Atlantic City Hotel Is Committed To Attracting Fine Entertainment. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2022/12/25/from-diana-ross-to-amy-schumer-this-atlantic-city-hotel-is-committed-to-attracting-fine-entertainment/?sh=546b0bc972e6


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