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.
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.
Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised will bring the Oscar-winning actress to Atlantic City for filming this week.
Announced last year, the project stars Berry as a disgraced MMA fighter named Jackie Justice, according to a report from Deadline. In the film, Berry’s character reconnects with her estranged son Manny, 6, and faces off against a rising MMA star while finding her identity as a mother and regaining her place in the world of professional fighting. Production was initially supposed to begin in March.
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
ATLANTIC CITY — The double-digit percentage increases for monthly casino gaming revenue stopped in July, but the market was still up compared to the prior year.
Total gaming revenue for Atlantic City’s nine casino properties was $323.3 million in July, an increase of 7.8% over last summer, according to figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. Year-to-date gaming revenue for Atlantic City casinos is $1.85 billion, an increase of 18.4% over the first seven months of 2018.
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.
ATLANTIC CITY — State gaming regulators advanced a New York-based hedge fund’s controlling interest of Ocean Casino Resort and approved a veteran of the resort’s industry as trustee.
Luxor Capital Group was granted interim casino authorization Wednesday by the state Casino Control Commission following a lengthy public hearing. The authorization was granted with several financial conditions, as recommended by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, to ensure the casino hotel’s stability.
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.
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.
ATLANTIC CITY — Ocean Casino Resort is the go-to overnight destination in the city for Greg and Joanne Murphy.
The couple from Gloucester Township, Camden County, said they love the casino hotel, which celebrated its one-year anniversary Thursday with ribbon cuttings, a guided tour of new amenities, a Mummers parade and a champagne toast.
The dice keep rolling for economic prospects, jobs and the future of the city as new casinos thrive and other opportunities take shape beyond gaming.
At Tri-State casinos, summer means splashy pools, delectable dining, a Woodstock celebration and Jerry Seinfeld. We’re there.
These are exciting times in Atlantic City, especially for a long-neglected oceanfront district where new businesses are opening, old ones are rebounding, and reaching its potential seems only a matter of time.
You’ve seen them on “Jersey Shore” and “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” now see them in person — in Jersey.
Cast members have several public appearances scheduled in the state in July. Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick are scheduled to appear together Sunday, July 7 in what’s billed as the “The Biggest Jersey Shore Beachclub Party” at the HQ2 Beach Club at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
Known for his high-pitched voice and fast talking delivery, comedian Chris Tucker first started to get noticed in the early 1990s after an appearance on “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy All-Star Jam.” Roles in “House Party 3,” “Friday” and “The Fifth Element” were soon to follow. Tucker is perhaps best known for his role in the 1998 action/comedy “Rush Hour” with Jackie Chan and the sequel that followed in 2001. The comic whose childhood classmates would sometimes refer to as “Little Eddie Murphy,” has developed his own style and persona and will have the audience at the Ocean Casino Resort in hysterics on Saturday.
Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Casino and Ocean Casino Resort both celebrated one year since their grand openings. NBC10’s Drew Smith takes a look at how both casinos are bringing life back to the boardwalk and beating the odds.
Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City celebrating its one-year anniversary in Atlantic City Thursday June 27, 2019. Ocean executives tour the new amenities on the property, including a new wine store, new elevators, 1927 Speakeasy Lounge, etc.
The Hard Rock and the Ocean Resort Casino restored more than 6,000 of the 11,000 casino jobs that had been lost in the most brutal stretch Atlantic City’s casino industry had ever endured
ATLANTIC CITY — From ownership changes and restaurant closings to added gaming amenities and capital improvements, neither Hard Rock Hotel & Casino nor Ocean Casino Resort is the same today as when they opened June 27, 2018.
ATLANTIC CITY — Mark Wahlberg joined in a 300-person workout at Ocean Casino Resort’s HQ2 Beachclub Saturday, June 22 as part of the casino’s one-year anniversary celebration. Ocean opened at the former Revel casino property on the northern end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk in June 2018. The track workout was led by F45 Athletic Director Cory George, who serves as the face of the growing fitness franchise that began in 2012 in Australia.
ATLANTIC CITY — Christine Sava sat on an orange-cushioned couch at HQ2 Beachclub with her daughter and cousins Saturday morning and waited for the workout with Mark Wahlberg to begin.
ATLANTIC CITY — Hundreds of fans greeted actor and producer Mark Wahlberg as he arrived Friday for the grand opening of his family’s Wahlburgers restaurant at Ocean Casino Resort.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Charlie Wilson, former lead singer of the legendary R&B group The Gap Band will make an appearance at the Ocean Casino Resort on Saturday night. The Gap Band scored number one R&B hits with “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me),” “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding” and “Addicted to Your Love” while Wilson’s solo album “Uncle Charlie” was a smash, debuting at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200. He’ll be performing both solo songs as well as Gap Band favorites.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Comedy legend George Lopez has done it all during his career. His extensive television work includes the sitcom “George Lopez,” host of the talk show “Lopez Tonight” and several HBO comedy specials. He’s also proven to be a great voiceover actor on numerous animated films. Despite all of this success, it is on stage in front of a live audience telling jokes where Lopez got his start and where he still continues to perform at the top of his game. His comedy revolves around his life growing up as a Mexican American, his family, race relations, politics and modern society.
“While some rumors still remain about the financial stability of Ocean, the noise has understandably died down lately,” the company said in a statement. “Obviously we are not investing millions of dollars into these capital improvements to close the property. We’re investing because we believe in Ocean. We believe it has the potential to be the premier guest experience in Atlantic City and for us, a highly profitable investment.”