ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity.
Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement reflect the first month of resumed operations — albeit at 25% of normal capacity — that the casinos and tracks were permitted to undertake.
ATLANTIC CITY — The impact of the state’s restrictions on the city’s casinos was evident in July’s industry report as total gaming revenue was down more than 23% compared to last year.
The casino industry has spent a lot of time wondering when millennials might stop shying away from gambling, and the pandemic has provided an answer …
Definitely not right now.
In fact, analysts say slot machines and other forms of gambling might be less likely to reel in millennials as casinos reopen than they had before. Local casinos, which had often attracted millennials with still-closed clubs and dining options, are getting their first taste of that.
Mike Donovan of the towering and relatively new Ocean Casino Resort said that, on the casino’s first weekend back — when it became one of five Atlantic City casinos operating once more, abiding by new safety measures, at the start of July — there were some younger people, but less than usual.
Atlantic City casinos are reopening today but without indoor dining.
However, that doesn’t mean the casinos lack eating or drinking options. In fact, most have outdoor dining available. Restaurants also provide takeout options in some cases.
Ocean Resort Casino cut the “Ribbon” and reopened for the first time on July 2, 2020 since closing in March for Covid-19. Ocean is now open and has taken all the necessary protections and precautions so that visiting guests can enjoy their visit in safety and comfort.
Amusement parks and casinos reopened in New Jersey just in time for the holiday weekend. NBC10’s Matt DeLucia takes a look at the safety measures.
Terry Glebocki, CEO of Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City re-opens the property to the public.
It was beginning to feel a lot like an Atlantic City summer again — a sit-down meal and drinks at the bar as the sounds of slot machines and screams of gamblers provided part of the soundtrack.
Atlantic City has been given the greenlight to reopen its venue doors with Governor Phil Murphy allowing New Jersey casinos to operate again with a 25 per cent capacity.
If you haven’t taken advantage yet of Atlantic City Restaurant Week’s appetizing menus at amazing prices, you still have time.
Restaurant Week is scheduled to end tomorrow, Friday, March 13, so get your friends together quickly and decide on a place to eat before it’s too late.
Wrap up the culinary celebration at Amada at Ocean Casino Resort with Food Network’s Iron Chef Jose Garces. Chef Garces will present the inspiration behind the restaurant’s Spanish cuisine from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 13. Reservations are required. Ocean Casino Resort is located at 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to TheOceanAC.com/Venues/Amada.
Mike Tyson showed up unannounced to the Notorious B.I.G. tribute at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City Friday.
It’s clear that there is an expectation in Atlantic City casinos to offer fine dining on an unparalleled level. One need only gaze at the myriad of celebrity chef-owned restaurants and other fancy-pants eateries, each offering the most exquisitely prepared (and highly priced) dishes to get that message loud and clear. But in some ways, it seems that message may have been broadcast a bit too loud. While Atlantic City is certainly a place to splurge on a fancy dinner, sometimes you just need to grab a quick, low-cost meal and be on your way. And that is where the District Bars + Restaurants at Ocean Casino Resort come in.
We’re only one month into 2020, but we’re already thinking we could use a little winding down. Or maybe — even better — some wining down. Take a break from the world and all those resolutions you already forgot about and head to Ocean Casino Resort from Sunday through Friday for their first ever Wine Down Week, with half off glasses of wine throughout the property.
Head to the Boardwalk for some Super Bowl betting fun at Ocean’s William Hill Sportsbook. The property features one of the best books on the East Coast…
It’s called Ocean Casino-Resort, but “Phoenix” might be a better name for what opened in 2012 as Revel. That’s because from the ashes of that disaster (Revel closed in 2014) has risen a great Atlantic City success story.
Terry Glebocki is the new CEO of Ocean Casino Resort. It’s a role she has been serving on an interim basis since August.
Her title became permanent on Dec. 3.
Glebocki has 30-plus years of experience in the Atlantic City casino industry. Those roles include vice president of finance for Trump Entertainment, CFO of Revel (now Ocean), as well as corporate CFO for Tropicana Entertainment.
With college football preparing for its bowl season and college basketball starting to warm up a bit, I decided to take a ride down this past Saturday to Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort (formerly Revel) and visit its William Hill Sportsbook, located right in the heart of its casino gaming floor.
Halle Berry is back in action!
On Tuesday, the actress revealed she was back on the set of her upcoming movie Bruised, one week after an executive producer for the film confirmed they had to postpone filming because Berry was “slightly injured” during a fight scene.
Noodle & Sushi at the Ocean Casino Resort
Zhen Bang Noodle & Sushi in Atlantic City, located in Ocean Casino Resort between the parking garage and the walkway to the casino is a solid dining option. My mother was in the mood for noodles, so we gave it a try. It’s a bit overpriced, like all restaurants in Atlantic City Casinos, but we thought it was tasty.
Another great show coming through town in 2020!
Ocean will be in Atlantic City for a ‘long time’: At this time last year, Ocean Casino Resort was struggling financially and many industry watchers wondered whether it could survive. “We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing and build on the success that we’ve had this year,” said Ocean Casino Resort’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Atlantic City is now considered one of the premier destinations in the United States. For years, Ocean Casino has been considered one of the worst gambling venues in the city. Recently, however, this hotel-casino has been posting some impressive revenue figures.
ATLANTIC CITY — At this time last year, Ocean Casino Resort was struggling financially and many industry watchers wondered whether it could survive the brutal winter months along the Jersey shore when visitation to the city’s gambling parlors drops off.
At some resorts you get a comfortable stay, luxurious amenities and delicious culinary offerings, it’s expected. You certainly get all of that at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, but you also get something more — an experience.
At 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, the William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort will host a UFC 224 viewing party inside the 7,500 square foot sportsbook. Sports fans will be able to watch the world-class event free of charge from plush comfortable seating on their state-of the-art video wall. The main event of the evening is a matchup between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal.
I had the honor of being able to talk shop with the Executive Chef for Ocean Resort Casino. I happened to catch him out talking with some guests and we were able to get a few minutes of his time. Shout to Leon for holding the camera steady while I conducted the interview!
Atlantic City gambling revenue was off 3% last month and we’ll be generous, chalking it up to one less weekend day than last year. The Boardwalk grossed $224.5 million, led by Borgata with $57.5 million (a 5% slippage). Table win was down 1.5% on 3.5% less wagering, while slot win decline 6.5% on 12% less coin-in. The Caesars Entertainment trio fell 9.5% led by a 17% plummet at the tables (10% less betting) and a 6% slide at the slots, where coin-in dropped 9%. Eldorado Resorts, however, ought to look at putting its own house—the Tropicana Atlantic City—in order, as gaming revenue plunged 15% to $25.5 million, receding into fourth place. Hard Rock Atlantic City was second with $29.5 million (+14%), followed by Harrah’s Resort($26.5 million, -2%).
Ocean Casino Resort posted an unbelievably strong performance, just shy of $21 million, surging 38.5% (!). All other casinos were revenue-negative. Bally’s fell 12.55 to $14.5 million, Caesars Atlantic City tumbled 16% to $19 million and Resorts Atlantic City made $14.5 million and change, leaving Bally’s in last place, despite a 7% slippage. The Golden Nugget grossed $16 million, an 11.5% falloff.
Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort (l.) has revamped its player’s club in a marketing drive that’s already won the casino awards—and is turning the profit picture around. Ocean operates inside the soaring oceanfront tower once inhabited by the Revel, which operated just two years before closing.
If you’re over this still warm, not-quite-fall weather and are ready to get your pumpkin on, you’re in luck. This Saturday marks the inaugural North Beach Pumpkin Patch at the Absecon Lighthouse, a three-hour, fun-filled day full of all-things autumn. Here’s what you can expect.
Beginning Oct. 10, A.C. Weekly’s annual culinary adventure known as 50+ Bites will officially return. Here’s how it works — you buy a pass which entitles you to one Bite from each participating restaurant in Atlantic County throughout the next 50 days (Thanksgiving excluded). Once again this year there will be more than 50 Bites (60 in total) and each will offer you a delicious culinary experience.
This is likely going to be the immediate response when Ocean Casino Resort customers glance over the new perks and privileges of the property’s loyalty program.
Ocean Casino-Resort Arguably Best Sports book In NJ
Ocean Casino Resort has added to its inventory of casual-dining outlets with today’s official opening of its District Bars + Restaurants food court.
ATLANTIC CITY — July’s casino revenue figures provided the first glimpse of how the two new kids on the Boardwalk are faring after one year, and the results paint an encouraging picture for their respective futures.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort’s gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever.
Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos took in $323 million, an increase of 7.8% from July 2018.
That’s when the city’s two newest casinos, Hard Rock and Ocean, were in their first full month of operation. July’s figures were the first true apples-to-apples comparison in a year of how the Atlantic City casino market had been
It’s not every day you get to see fighter planes take to the skies of Atlantic City, so when you do, you’d better believe it’s a cause for celebration. Head to the 17th Annual Atlantic City Airshow, “A Tribute to Those That Serve,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, to see the amazing feats of U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and more. Here are 15 places to catch the show.
With preseason games kicking off in full this weekend, the start of the NFL season is so close, we can almost taste it.
There are, in fact, 11 preseason games on Thursday, and it’s a sure bet that all of the New Jersey sports betting sites — retail and online — will be taking action on them. But where are you going to watch the game? Perhaps at a nearby sports book, but which one? There are 10 of them after all.
Eight of those 10 are in Atlantic City. And the AC sports books are prepping for their first full season of gridiron action.
I will be reviewing each of the books layouts, features, and amenities. Today’s focus is the William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Casino Resort.
Rockabilly revivalists Stray Cats strutted into Atlantic City for the first time in 12 years Saturday night and raised the roof of Ocean Casino Resort’s Ovation Hall.
Celebrating four decades as the world’s most-popular exponent of the 1950s genre that blended R&B and country (then considered “hillbilly music” in some precincts) that is one of the DNA building blocks of rock ’n’ roll, the trio came out firing on all cylinders and pretty much stayed in fifth gear throughout the 22-song rave-up.
The sports book inside the Ocean Casino-Resort located at the far end of the boardwalk (500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401) is easily the best in town, and one would argue, probably the most attractive across the entire state of New Jersey.
For a woman to have a deep knowledge of sports, let alone a desire to place bets, is met with a bit of skepticism. Last year, during a trip to the William Hill Sports book at Ocean Casino Resort for some Week Two NFL action, my husband high-fived the group next to him to celebrate a win….
Christmas may be five months out, but that’s no reason we can’t get the party started early. Head to Ocean Casino Resort on Thursday, July 25 (exactly five months from Christmas Day) for a Christmas in July celebration — complete with all the magic of the holidays — smack in the middle of summer.
The saga of the Revel/Ocean property in Atlantic City took a major upturn earlier this year when Mike Donovan, a former marketing executive at the Tropicana, was hired by the new owners, Luxor Capital, to lead the Ocean marketing team. Donovan has wide experience in Atlantic City and other jurisdictions and has delivered some dependable formulas to turn around the fortunes of that struggling casino. And it seems to be working, with the property posting the highest gross gaming revenue ever in June. Donovan explains what the property has to offer his customers and how he positions it, He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at Ocean in July.
Atlantic City’s boom-and-bust cycle has been in motion for decades now, with new casinos and restaurants sowing high hopes for revitalization, followed by mass closings, and then the whole thing happening on repeat. The key to enjoying this seaside New Jersey city, where the beach is often a secondary consideration, is to revisit old favorites interspersed with whichever new places have opened their doors, whether that’s the newly legal sports books in the casinos or hip beer gardens. The longtime pleasures of Atlantic City — the gambling, the funnel cake and the amusements — never change and should be enjoyed to the fullest. And, if you can squeeze in a whiskey from an innovative local distillery, an oyster happy hour and a stimulating museum on African-American history at the same time, consider it a bonus.
The recent celebration at Ocean Casino Resort wasn’t just about the property turning one. The property located on the North Beach section of the boardwalk is fresh off its best month to date.