Ocean Resort Casino online promises “the biggest welcome bonus in New Jersey,” with a massive $10,000 potential deposit-match bonus spread over 10 days, and a no-deposit bonus option of $125.
Ocean Resort has a relatively small game selection for the industry and no jackpot titles, but its NJ online gambling operation is still in its early days. The casino does offer a selection of slots and table games, including some exclusive titles.
- Graphics and Soundtrack
- Play Value
- Jackpot Potential
- Repeat Play
Ocean Resort has a relatively small game selection, which is hardly surprising considering the casino’s young age. The lack of a decent progressive jackpot slot selection is particularly noticeable. However, its welcome bonuses are the largest in New Jersey and a number of exclusive games add to the casino’s value.
Bottom line: One to look out for in the future. With some truly massive bonus offers, and a good slots collection to build on, they should be able to pull in players to start expanding their online operation.
Ocean Resort Casino NJ software
Ocean Resort has partnered with award-winning online casino software developer GAN for its NJ online casino. This English developer has won two eGaming Review North America (EGR) awards in the past five years and has also developed a platform for Betfair Casino NJ.
Navigating between titles is intuitive, with a striking photo of Ocean Resort’s high-rise casino building serving as the backdrop to your gaming search. Each type of game has its own category, although roulette and blackjack are bundled into “table games.”
Switching between the different categories requires no loading screen. Instead, the square box for each game animates across the background.
The games are provided by a range of successful and lesser-known developers, including International Gaming Technology (IGT), Game King, Spielo, and Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT).
There are a couple of different traditional ways to access NJ online casino platforms. Ocean Resort will need to include both:
Ocean Resort online casino is compatible with every modern-day browser we tried it on, including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.
As long as you have the latest (free) Flash players installed and updated, your chosen browser should work with Ocean Online Casino.
The online casino also ran smoothly and quickly on the variety of mobile device browsers we tested it on, including the latest Android smartphones, tablets, and older iOS devices.
Ocean Resort Android / iOS NJ casino app
Ocean Resort does not feature a dedicated app for iOS or Android, and instead may only be accessed through those devices’ mobile browsers.
The desktop website lost some of its aesthetics when translated to mobile, with the animations and photo background replaced with loading screens and a plain backdrop. However, it continued to work efficiently, with the well-designed menu system moving over to the mobile platform.
Out of Ocean Resort’s 61 slots collection, 36 were accessible on mobile, or around 59 percent translation. This rate of transfer to mobile isn’t unheard of among NJ gambling sites, which sometimes move 25 percent or fewer slots titles over.
As well as slots, a blackjack table and six video poker games are also available.
There is an extra roulette table available on mobile that isn’t found on the desktop site. However, the solitary baccarat table is nowhere to be found on mobile, so this may have been the trade-off.
Games at Ocean Resort Casino online
There is only one blackjack title currently available, although many NJ online casinos host 10 or more tables of this classic card game.
We would be surprised if they weren’t looking to expand this collection fairly soon.
Ocean Resort Casino hosts seven video poker titles:
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Game King Jacks or Better
- Double Bonus Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Deuces Wild
Ocean Resort features 61 slot games from a range of top developers, including some exclusive titles. Developers include IGT, Spielo, and AGT.
AGT provides nine exclusive games for Ocean Online Casino:
- Roaring Reels
- Big Prize Bubblegum
- Winning Wolf
- Eagle Bucks
- Mustang Money
- Sheer Magic
- Grand Dragon
- Money Heat
- Safari Sprint
While there are 60-plus titles (and exclusives), many NJ online casinos will host several hundred slots or more. Slots are one of the games casinos are constantly adding more of, so you’ll likely see an expanded collection at Ocean Resort in the future.
At the moment, they are also lacking any big-money progressive jackpot slots; however, they do have a section of the site already dedicated to hosting them. It is likely they will arrive here at some point in the near future.
Other games at Ocean Resort online casino in NJ
On its desktop site, the only other game Ocean provides at the moment is EZ Baccarat, which is the most popular variant of this high-rolling card game. This title is not available on mobile, where it is replaced by another roulette game.
Live dealer games are also in the cards for its collection at some point soon.
Ocean Resort online casino VIP program
At the moment, Ocean Resort’s online casino does not offer any kind of ongoing loyalty program. Throughout July, August, and September 2018, they will be offering the most loyal player of the month a free week in a VIP studio suite at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.
Two leaderboards are present on the online casino’s homepage each day. Accumulate points, at the rate of one point for every dollar wagered, and then stay at the top until the end of the month to be victorious.
The prize will first be credited to the winner as $1,000 cash in your casino account, not bonus money. This can be exchanged within seven days for the hotel suite experience.
Be careful, however – should you spend any of the cash prize before notifying the casino of your choice, the hotel prize will be void.
Bonuses and promotions at Ocean Resort
Ocean Resort offers a staggering no-deposit bonus (worth $125) and a $10,000 first deposit bonus split over 10 days. Considering most NJ online casinos offer bonuses around the $25 – $100 mark, this is a generous offer.
Both these bonuses have a wagering requirement of 30x. Each day’s bonus amount must be wagered once to unlock the next one, in increasing increments.
The contributions toward the bonus of various games is as follows:
- Slots: 100 percent
- Roulette: 50 percent
- All other table games: 10 percent
Therefore, a roulette player using $100 of the no-deposit bonus would have to wager $100 (each day’s bonus money) plus $3,000 (30x $100) at 50 percent wagering contributing – totaling $6,100 – to unlock any bonus winnings for withdrawal.
Banking options at Ocean Resort casino online
The range of banking options here includes:
- Automated Clearing House (ACH)
- Prepaid card
- The casino cage
Visa, Mastercard, and ACH are all common payment methods for U.S. customers. PayNearMe and prepaid cards are less common but may be a more expedient method as some banks take longer when processing online gambling transactions.
However, e-wallets are available at many online casinos, and Ocean Resort is lacking that option.
Ocean Resort withdrawal options
Ocean Resort Casino offers the same methods for withdrawal as deposits, with no charge on any of the methods. The withdrawal and deposit limits were not displayed in the banking information section or in the terms and conditions, and we did not receive a clear answer when asking customer support.
They do state they will endeavour to process all withdrawals within 24 hours. This timeframe does not take into account any delays in your user authentication process, which may include sending photographic evidence of your identity or proof of address documents.
In this respect, using the land-based casino cage to withdraw will be the quickest method if it is possible for you to get there.
Ocean Resort Casino customer service
There are four different ways you can contact Ocean Resort Casino:
- Live chat
- The casino cage
- Phone: 1-866-850-1186
- Email: [email protected]
Ocean Resort does not list the phone support line’s operating hours, and it was closed when we looked. You have to be signed in to use the live chat service. There is also no way of closing or minimizing the chat box without refreshing the page, which makes it impossible to browse or continue playing games while your request is open.
However, the live support agents were quick and efficient. The email support staff, however, took several attempts to understand our query and could not answer it clearly. We also had one email query answered by two staff at once, leading to confusion.
The best way to contact customer service, if possible, is to visit the casino at 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
Ocean Resort Casino September 2018 updates
When it comes to its sportsbook, Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City spared no expense. In fact, they even had the plans built into the renovations before the Supreme Court even repealed PAPSA. Now their $6 million, 7,500-square-foot William Hill sportsbook is up and running. Sit in the theater-style seating or in leather chairs with counters while you ogle the two walls covered in 45-foot LED TVs or check in on the 360-degree sports ticker. There’s also an upper and lower bar for some liquid refreshment.
Haven’t been to the new casino yet? No worries. There is a September promotion that will award two lucky players with a studio suite for a week! (And you’ll be able to check out that sportsbook.) September’s Suite Sound of the Ocean allows both table game and slots players to earn points on a leaderboard that could land them in the lap of luxury for week. You can log in and opt in to participate in the promotion and then just rack up the points. The top spot on the leaderboard for both slot players and table game players win the grand prize.
Last verified: September 1, 2018