36 Hours in Atlantic City

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.

Ocean Casino Resort Turning It Around After One Year In Atlantic City

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.

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’: Where can you see the cast members in Jersey?

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.

Chris Tucker comes to Ocean Casino Resort

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.

GALLERY: Ocean Casino Resort celebrates its year anniversary

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.

Much has changed in one year at Hard Rock, Ocean casinos

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.

GALLERY: Mark Wahlberg joins F45 fitness class at Ocean’s anniversary celebration

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.

Charlie Wilson makes an appearance 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.

George Lopez heads to Ocean Casino

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.

2 Reopened Atlantic City Casinos Reshape Market in 1st Year

“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.”

Boxing comes to Ocean Casino

WHAT TO EXPECT: What better way to kick off the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame weekend than with a 10-round middleweight fight? On Thursday night D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) will take on Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas (18-4, 13 KOs) in the main event of Golden Boy Boxing at the Ocean Casino Resort. The co-main event is a 10-round welterweight bout between Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (22-3, 12 KOs) and Saul “Navajo” Corral (29-13, 19 KOs). Also on the card is Atlantic City’s own Rishard Muhammad who will make his professional debut in a four-round featherweight fight.

Mark Wahlberg to meet with fans at grand opening of A.C. Wahlburgers

Mark Wahlberg will make an appearance at Ocean Casino Resort for the official grand opening ceremony of Wahlburgers Atlantic City. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, guests will have a chance to meet co-owner Mark Wahlberg as he celebrates the official grand opening of the popular casual dining burger destination.

Atlantic City Casinos Join Forces to Promote North Beach

While the competition in Atlantic City is increasing by the day, the city’s casinos have recently found a common cause to work towards. This week, Hard Rock, Ocean Casino Resort, and Resorts, which are arguably three of the top gambling establishments in the city and the state as a whole, launched a coordinated effort in conjunction with local businesses and this is meant to attract more visitors to the northern end of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. The goal is to ensure that the region is seen as a diverse entertainment hub and this will be done through a new marketing and entertainment push to the area that is being referred to as North Beach.

Contemporary Hotels

Ocean Casino Resort is unlike any other casino hotel, in part due to its spectacular views and modernization…

Under New Management, Ocean Casino Resort is poised for comeback!

With another new owner – the $5 billion hedge fund Luxor Capital – plus a rebuilt management team and plans to invest $70 million on additions and modifications, the Ocean Casino Resort is determined to succeed in the competitive Atlantic City gaming market consisting mostly of well-established gaming brands.

Boxing card scheduled for June 20 at Ocean Casino Resort

Boxing will return to Atlantic City on June 20 when Golden Boy Promotions stages a card at Ocean Casino Resort.

The main event, to be televised on ESPN, will feature middleweight prospect D’Mitrius Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) of Temple Hills, Maryland against Mexico’s Elias Espadas (18-4, 13 KOs) at Ovation Hall.

Things heat up at Boardwalk and Marina casinos

“…Ocean Casino Resort is taking full advantage of the holiday weekend by adding two new elevators to give guests easier access between the hotel lobby and casino floor, plus 200 new slot machines, more retail options and a new casino lounge featuring live music and DJs.”

6 Places to check out while hanging at Ocean Casino Resort

“There are so many incredible venues at Ocean Casino Resort that we’re honestly having a hard time picking just six must-try hot spots. The gorgeous property has something for everyone, from the casino floor to restaurants like Wahlburgers and Distrito, to Ovation Hall, known far and wide as the best concert venue in all of South Jersey. Here, we’ve got a few other things to round out your list.” – AC Weekly

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino is Finally Making Money

The Ocean Casino Resort, which until a few weeks ago was known as the Ocean Resort Casino, has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May, according to Eric Matejevich, the interim CEO managing the oceanfront property while an ownership transfer takes place.

American Cut is a cut above the rest

Ocean Resort Casino certainly has no shortage of great restaurants, and Atlantic City has no shortage of amazing steakhouses, but American Cut ranks among the best in both categories.

A haymaker for a new casino

The Professional Fighters League will expose Ocean Casino to millions of MMA fight fans around the world.