Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City Hits Back after Pandemic Woes
The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world in 2020 caused disruption in every single country. Businesses were forced to close their doors, people were told to work from home and stay there whenever possible, and economies slowed dramatically. Casinos were also affected by these decisions, with the New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announcing the immediate shut-down of all establishments in Atlantic City.
That decision saw casino losses of $112 million incurred in Q2 of 2020, thanks to the establishments remaining closed for a three-month period. Yet, it wasn’t all doom and gloom, as one of the area’s casinos remained ever hopeful, looking towards a brighter future.
The Ocean Casino Resort, with CEO Terry Glebocki, opted to sit back and assess the situation they were in. In doing so, it gave the establishment a chance to focus its efforts on perfecting various areas – namely, its gaming product. Following a large $15 million investment as well as quite the comprehensive redesigning of the casino across a 10-month period, the casino now boasts a more inviting setup than ever before.
New features of the casino include its 7,450-square-foot high limit slot zone, which has been given the name of The Cove, as well as a private luxury gaming area on the 44th floor entitled The Loft. Two new lounge areas have also been incorporated into the resort, which are available exclusively for the Ocean Rewards cardmembers. In total, 250 new slot machines have also been installed in the casino.
The establishment also boasts the tallest tower in the city, giving visitors wonderful views, while the accommodation provided is of the highest quality, too.
Ocean Casino Resort is unique, not only to Atlantic City but to the East Coast. We have exciting plans for later this year and into 2022. So, this is just the beginning.