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Ocean Casino Resort first opened its doors in June 2018 at the site of the old Revel Casino Hotel on the famed Atlantic City boardwalk. A month later, the Ocean online casino launched, joining an already crowded market of sites in New Jersey. In 2021, Ocean Casino Resort additionally plans to launch an online casino in Pennsylvania where there are also many other up-and-running sites.
In New Jersey, Ocean’s online casino is licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Its own Atlantic City resort serves as the land-based partner, and also hosts three other skins: Parx Online Casino, Tipico Online Casino and PlayStar Online Casino.
Ocean Casino Resort has yet to name a land-based partner in Pennsylvania, although it may not have to if the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board designates it as a qualified gaming entity.
The software provider is the well-regarded London-based platform GAN. The site features a pleasing, intuitive design with a variety of slots along with a selection of table games and live dealer games.
A number of welcome bonuses and ongoing promotions are available, and players at Ocean’s online casino can earn points toward the general VIP rewards program as well as participating in a separate online-only rewards program when they play.
Read on for a review of all Ocean Casino Resort has to offer at its online casino, including a look at those bonuses, promotions and loyalty programs, information about how to sign up for an account and download the app, an overview of the site’s features and game selection, and details regarding banking and customer support.
Like the many other online casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ocean Casino Resort offers incentives to new customers in the form of welcome bonuses. At Ocean, these are a matching bonus and a no deposit bonus. In fact, the no deposit bonus is a series of bonuses spread over the first few days after you have signed up.
|Ocean Casino promo code||PLAYBONUS|
|Welcome bonus||$500 match deposit bonus|
|Regulatory authority||New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement|
|Land-based casino partner||Ocean Resort Casino|
|Last verified:||July 2021|
First up, Ocean offers a 100% matching deposit bonus on your first deposit, good for up to $500. After logging in, you need to opt in to receive this promotion, then make a first deposit of at least $50 and enter the code PLAYBONUS. Any deposit up to $500 will be matched at 100%, and the bonus money will be ready to wager with right away.
The bonus does come with a 30x playthrough requirement that you have to satisfy before you can withdraw it. That means you will have to wager 30 times the bonus amount to receive the bonus.
Different games count more or less toward the requirement. Slots wagers equal 100% of the wagering requirement, while roulette counts for only 50% and other table games 10%. That means to withdraw winnings from a $100 bonus, players would need to wager $3,000 on slots (30 x $100), but they’d need to wager $6,000 on roulette. The bonus is time-bound as well, as players must satisfy the wagering requirement within seven days to clear it.
Ocean Casino Resort also offers a no deposit bonus to new customers that is in fact a series of bonuses collected under the name “Welcome Week Bonus.” After registering a new account, you’ll receive six bonuses over six days totaling $25 and 50 free spins. The bonuses are scheduled as follows:
The free spins on different, popular slots are self-explanatory. Winnings from those spins are subject to a 20x playthrough requirement before you can withdraw them.
You must wager the cash bonuses, and cannot withdraw them right away. Once you’ve wagered them, you then have an additional playthrough requirement to wager 30x the bonus before withdrawing any winnings. These playthrough requirements follow the same percentages as above (100% slots, 50% roulette, 10% other table games).
While it does require a bit of extra work to collect winnings from the free spins and cash, the Welcome Week Bonus does at least allow players to start playing on the site right away, even before making a deposit.
Ocean Casino Resort also offers a number of ongoing promotions to regular players. For example, in order to promote a new slot game, the site will sometimes offer a “Bet $60, get 60 free spins” promotion. Often you can use these once per day, meaning you can accumulate even more free spins on the game.
Players can win free spins on the Fortuna Wheel three times a day, with each spin offering a chance to win $1,000 in site credit. Players qualify for spins by depositing at least $50 within the previous seven days.
There is a daily $2,000 table game leaderboard as well. Players opt in to participate, then earn points whenever they wager on table games. Those who finish in the top 50 each day win a share of $2,000, with $500 going to the top scorer. There are other bonuses as well, such as a $10 bonus for referring friends to Ocean. Players should keep an eye out for these as new ones are added.
You’ll actually be eligible for two rewards programs when you wager at Ocean’s online casino. Here are details on both:
Ocean has its own loyalty program for patrons of the Atlantic City casino, called the Ocean Rewards Club. Online casino players can participate in the program as well and earn Ocean Rewards Club points whenever they play on the site.
This is a standard multi-tiered program most casinos offer to patrons. Players accumulate “tier points” and move up in levels (Blue, Gold, Platinum, Black, Chairman). Each level offers more comps, discounts, complimentary rooms, upgrades, valet parking, exclusive service and support. Players who play at the online casino earn tier points that increase their Ocean Rewards Club total, just like when they play in the retail casino.
The High Seas VIP Club is a separate loyalty program for online casino players at Ocean Casino Resort. It’s also a tier-based program. Players earn tier points as they play and move up levels as they reach certain totals each month. The aquatic-themed tiers are as follows (low to high):
You accumulate tier points as follows:
You must accumulate the requisite number of points in a month to move up a level. To maintain your status, you then need to have earned that same minimum in two out of three months from the point you enter that tier.
You also accumulate bonus points as you play. These are different from tier points, but you earn them at the same rate as above for slots and other games. You can redeem the bonus points for site credit. Site credit bonuses come with a 1x wagering requirement. As you move up in levels, the exchange rate improves as follows:
All in all, the High Seas VIP Club is a bit complicated and arduous, though it does offer some rewards to high volume players.
To sign up for an online account at Ocean Casino Resort, click the orange sign-up button in the upper right area of the homepage. You will need to provide personal information per state regulations. Doing so enables the site to verify players’ identities as well as to ensure security on the site. Whether you are in NJ or PA, you must be 21 or older to play at Ocean’s online casino.
Registration involves providing the following:
You’ll also create a username and password and set up a couple of security questions. This is the time as well to enter the code PLAYBONUS to claim Ocean’s welcome offer.
The Ocean online casino is playable via a web browser on a desktop or laptop. You can also play on a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device by downloading the app.
The app is available for Android and Apple devices, and you can download either version directly from the website. Click on “Promotions,” then click the “Play on the Go” banner. Follow the instructions from there to download the app. Android users might need to adjust their security settings. Users of iOS devices will need to download and install an additional app, GeoGuard, to enable geolocation while they play.
The app contains all the same features as the web-based version of the site, including the same banking options and access to customer support. However, not all of the games on the browser version are accessible on the app.
The site employs a white, black and turquoise color scheme, the latter evoking the casino’s oceanic theme. The look is somewhat cluttered, although the design is uncomplicated and navigation mostly intuitive.
The left column includes a scrolling list of recent big winners and the daily $2,000 table game leaderboard. Along the top row are quick links to newly added games, slots, table games, video poker and live dealer games. There are links as well to “in casino” games (i.e., games also featured in the retail casino) and “jackpots” where all the progressive jackpot slots are collected. Finally, a “promotions” link takes you to a page linking to current bonuses and promotions.
Large game icons fill the main window. Clicking these opens up individual games. On all pages, a search box enables players to type in favorite titles rather than scroll around to find them.
The site runs smoothly and is compatible on all browsers, including Chrome, Safari and Firefox. The slots feature high-quality animation and graphics that equal what you find at other online casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The Ocean online casino offers a decent variety of games, although taken as a whole the quantity falls a bit shy of other NJ and PA online casinos. Fans of table games might well turn to other sites, but online slots players and those who enjoy live dealer games will likely find all they need at the Ocean Casino Resort site.
Slots are the primary focus at Ocean Casino Resort, and the online casino offers a decent variety of progressive jackpot titles. Developers include IGT and Spielo, with Ainsworth Gaming Technology also providing a few exclusive titles to the site.
After launching with a small slots selection, Ocean is now up to more than 300 slots in its online casino library. Players will find most of their favorites, including the following popular titles:
Progressive slots fans have a lot to enjoy at Ocean, with nearly 20 titles, including the following:
Fans of the popular slots-bingo hybrid Slingo have plenty to choose from as well, with more than 15 titles, including the following:
There isn’t as much to choose from when it comes to the table games at the Ocean online casino. There are only six games available: three blackjack games, two roulette games, and the poker variant Let It Ride.
The pickings are slim when it comes to video poker, as well. While in the past the site had a half-dozen video poker games, currently just a single game is available:
Obviously such a selection compares unfavorably to the majority of New Jersey and Pennsylvania online casinos.
By contrast, the selection of live dealer games at the Ocean online casino is quite generous. These have been introduced at the New Jersey site, and will likely come soon to Pennsylvania as well.
Working with Evolution Gaming, the site offers four roulette variants, three blackjack games, a spinning wheel game, a baccarat game, and three card poker:
There are a number of ways players can fund their Ocean Casino Resort accounts to play games in the online casino. The minimum deposit is $10. Deposit methods are as follows:
Here are the available withdrawal methods:
Withdrawal times vary according to the method you choose, with a check in the mail taking the longest (seven to 10 days).
Ocean Casino Resort offers several ways to get in touch if you have questions or issues while playing games in the online casino.
At the bottom of the homepage is a link to a fairly sparse FAQ section covering a few common questions. That page also includes a link to the contact page, where you can find information about other support options.
Live chat is available each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phone support is available as well during those same hours. You can also email with your queries. Emails also are answered during that same 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. window.