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Ocean Resort Casino Online Overview

Due to open in June 2018, Ocean Resort Casino will be the latest addition to New Jersey’s growing catalog of online casinos.

In partnership with the land-based Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, its opening will bring to an end the unfulfilling tenure of Glenn Straub, who left his casino property unlicensed and unopened for many years. It was formerly known as the Revel, which closed in 2014 after just a couple of years of operation.

In a welcome burst of decisive action, casino software developer GAN announced they would be powering Ocean Resort’s online operations. Hardly a newcomer to the scene, GAN is also the framework behind the Betfair Casino in NJ. Betfair is an internationally known quality outfit, so hopefully this gives you some idea of what to expect from Ocean Resort when it launches.

That day could still be some way away, but for now you can read our expert & educated speculation on what an Ocean Resort online casino might look like.

Ocean Resort online casino platform

As previously mentioned, Ocean Resort’s online casino will be powered by GAN’s software. This award-winning developer has been in business for 15-plus years and has worked with some of the betting world’s biggest names.

To find out how they operate, you need search no further than Betfair’s NJ online casino. With GAN’s demonstrable experience in the sector, players can be certain that Ocean Resort will look, play and feel like a top-tier casino site.

When it comes to on-the-go play, almost every NJ online casino has a full-fledged mobile platform for both iOS and Android devices. Players can rest assured that Ocean Resort will undoubtedly have them covered there too.

Ocean Resort online casino promotions

It’s almost a certainty that Ocean Resort will offer a welcome bonus.

A traditional first deposit bonus is most likely. With other NJ casinos offering anywhere between 50 to 100 percent on $100 to $2,500 deposits, a ballpark figure would be somewhere in this range. Other options may include loss rebates, free spins or a smaller no deposit cash bonus.

Most online casinos additionally offer ongoing promotions, competitions or jackpots on top of their welcome offers. This helps keep new customers engaged and distinguishes them from the rest of the market. We look forward to seeing what Ocean Resort comes up with on this front.

Ocean Resort online casino games

No online casino wants to lag behind its competitors — so a quick look at other NJ gambling sites should tell us what kind of games will be on offer at Ocean Resort. We conclude that the following kinds of games will probably be available:

  • Slots
  • Video poker
  • Table games such as roulette and blackjack

Some other candidates include live-dealer casino games,lottery-type games and bingo.

Slots will probably constitute the largest part of their selection, covering many titles including big progressive jackpots and themed games.

Several types of video poker will no doubt be available also, with the Jacks or Better variant almost guaranteed inclusion as it is found at every other New Jersey casino. The table games will probably include blackjack, roulette and a few other casino classics such as three-card poker.

Lastly, at least some form of bingo title is a distinct possibility for Ocean Resort’s collection, as similar games have been seen at over half of the NJ online casinos currently on the market.

Ocean Resort online casino customer service

NJ online casinos typically offer three types of customer service: live chat, phone support and email.

A top-tier online casino will provide live and phone support 24 hours a day and aim for an instant response time. Email may take a little longer, but will be the required method for some interactions.

Because they are partnered with their land-based Atlantic City casino, players may also be able to get help there, too.

Ocean Resort online casino banking

The New Jersey online casino market has been around for a few years now, so the range of banking options available to players has increased a lot in that time. Standard payment options at other NJ online casinos, and therefore likely to be at Ocean Resort too, include:

  • MasterCard, Visa or other credit/debit cards
  • Online bank transfers
  • E-wallets such as Neteller or Skrill
  • Cash, at the Ocean Resort land casino

Ocean Resort could end up being a PayPal betting site. And prepaid cards (such as PaySafe) are also a possibility, but less likely than the above list.

Ocean Resort online casino expected performance

As Ocean Resort shares its branding with a land-based casino in Atlantic City, expect them to have an advantage over international or brand-new providers. While it may not have the mega reputation of a city mainstay such as Caesars or Borgata, there’s no reason Ocean Resort can’t carve out a nice little spot for itself in the New Jersey casino landscape.

Recently, newer online casinos to set up shop in NJ have still found success. For example, sites such as Golden Nugget partner casino SugarHouse, which only opened in 2016, have helped bring Golden Nugget to the top of the revenue charts. So, if Ocean Resort can host the right games, keep their customer service tight and offer top-tier promotions and bonuses, they should have every opportunity to do well.

We’re excited to see what Ocean Resort NJ ends up coming up with.