The former Revel Casino Hotel’s new online gambling operation is being called Ocean Online Casino.
The site began a five-day soft launch on Tuesday, July 10 that a spokesperson called a “scaled down” version of what the online gambling operation will eventually become.
There are currently less than 50 online slots available, although many of the titles appear to be exclusive to Ocean Online Casino. There are also six versions of video poker and table games such as blackjack and roulette available.
Hard Rock Atlantic City, the other recently re-branded and reopened Atlantic City casino, launched Hard Rock online casino less than a week after opening its doors.
More Ocean Online Casino content coming
An Ocean Resort online casino spokesperson said the soft launch is not the “full offering” and there is still “a lot more content to come.”
The soft launch started with Ocean Online Casino opening up for just eight hours on Tuesday. The rest of the soft launch schedule includes opening for:
- 8 hours on Wednesday, July 11: 12 to 8 p.m
- 14 hours on Thursday, July 12: 12 to 2 a.m.
- 24 hours on Friday, July 13: 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.
- 24 hours on Saturday, July 14: 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.
A few steps beyond what Revel/TEN did
Ocean Resort Casino is the re-branding of the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel. Revel opened in 2012, but filed for bankruptcy and shut its doors in late 2014, less than three years later.
Florida developer Glenn Straub purchased the property out of bankruptcy for only $82 million in 2015. However, Straub battled with local authorities over his need for a casino license and never reopened.
Only a social casino for Straub’s planned property TEN AC ever launched.
Eventually, he flipped the property to Colorado developer Bruce Deifik in January 2018 for more than $200 million. And unlike his predecessor’s, Deifik got the ball rolling quickly.
Deifik immediately re-branded the property Ocean Resort Casino. He procured a casino license and online gambling license and re-opened the property on June 28, less than six months after purchasing it.
Ocean Resort Casino and GAN
Deifik also struck a deal with international online gambling software company GAN with plans to launch an internet casino and NJ sports betting site directly connected to the Ocean Resort Casino player loyalty rewards program.
GAN is the current software supplier for Betfair NJ online casino.
Ocean Resort online casino is the result of that deal, although the site’s online sports betting component and full-scale online casino operations have yet to launch.
Ocean Resort Casino is also promising to launch a series of promotions and bonuses during its first few weeks in operation. Throughout the soft launch, the following promotions are available:
- $125 Welcome Week Bonus: Get up to $125 in bonuses every day for seven days.
- $10,000 First Deposit Bonus: A 100 percent match on a player’s first 10 deposits
- Refer a Forever Friend: A referral bonus paying $10 once the referred player makes a deposit, and monthly residuals based on their gambling habits
- Suite Sounds of The Ocean: A leaderboard promotion for slots and table games running monthly and offering a week’s stay at Ocean Resort Casino or $1,000 in credit on the site.
Ocean Resort online casino player loyalty program
Ocean Resort Casino promised to integrate the property’s player loyalty rewards program on the NJ gambling site when it launches.
As a result, Ocean Online Casino will allow points earned through online to be used at Ocean Resort Casino. The points are also redeemable online for Free Play or cash.
Online players can redeem points at the Ocean Resort Casino property for things like:
- Free parking
- Suite upgrades