Ocean Casino Resort, formerly known as Ocean Resort Casino, launched its gambling site in July 2018, becoming the 18th NJ online casino. NJ gambling websites now number almost two dozen.
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Ocean Casino is the new name of the mega-resort in Atlantic City that used to be Revel, and then was TEN.
Set at the end of the Boardwalk, the casino is the tallest building in AC and one of the largest. In early 2018, AC Oceanwalk bought the property and renamed it. It was immediately given a new name and a scheduled opening date of summer 2018.
Ocean also quickly announced a partnership with software developer GAN in January 2018 in preparation to launch its online casino.
Finally, on June 28, the property that came to symbolize the AC casino decline officially re-opened its doors.
Ocean Casino Resort online promotions
Ocean Resort describes their online welcome offer as “the biggest welcome bonus in New Jersey,” with a welcome bonus of a 100% Deposit Match Bonus up to $500, and a huge $10,000 offered for first-time depositors.
The wagering requirement for this is 30x.
The second bonus is the bigger one, weighing in at a possible $10,000 over 10 days. Deposit $10 or more each day to trigger each bonus and unlock the next day’s deposit bonus. These deposit match offers increase in scale each day, as follows:
- Bonus 1: 100% deposit match up to $100
- Bonus 2: 100% up to $200
- Bonus 3: 100% up to $350
- Bonus 4: 100% up to $500
- Bonus 5: 100% up to $750
- Bonus 6: 100% up to $1,000
- Bonus 7: 100% up to $1,250
- Bonus 8: 100% up to $1,500
- Bonus 9: 100% up to $1,850
- Bonus 10: 100% up to $2,500
This bonus also has a 30x playthrough requirement, which means you must wager as much as $75,000 if you take advantage of the full offer. However, if you only deposit the $10 minimum each day, your bonus will be worth $200 and have a $6,000 requirement.
Both bonuses have three other conditions attached. Low or no-risk bets, such as odd-even on roulette, and bets of more than $3 do not count toward the wagering requirement.
Secondly, like many NJ online casinos, different Ocean Online Casino games contribute a different percentage to your wagering requirements:
- Slots: 100 percent
- Roulette: 50 percent
- All other table games: 10 percent
Ocean Casino Resort software
Ocean Casino online is powered by an award-winning, London-based developer, GAN.
In 2015 and 2016, GAN won eGaming Review North America’s Casino Platform of the Year award. This certifies the company as a top developer. In New Jersey, it is known as the power behind the Betfair online casino.
Ocean’s gambling website is easy to navigate and simple to use, with effective presentation. Transferring between game sections while browsing is seamless, with simple but clean animations.
It does not yet provide a dedicated mobile application for iOS or Android devices, but its mobile site can still be accessed in the browser. While it is perfectly functional, it loses a lot of the aesthetic appeal of the main site, as well as 50 percent of the slots titles on offer.
Ocean Online Casino partners with a range of software developers for its games, including:
- International Gaming Technology (IGT)
- Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT)
- Game King
Games at Ocean Online Casino
At the moment, Ocean Casino only offers one blackjack table, compared to the 10-plus tables available at some other NJ online casinos. Since Ocean Resort online casino is still in the early stages, we foresee this changing soon.
Ocean Online’s slots collection encompasses 61 titles, including nine exclusive AGT games:
- Roaring Reels
- Big Prize Bubblegum
- Winning Wolf
- Eagle Bucks
- Mustang Money
- Sheer Magic
- Grand Dragon
- Money Heat
- Safari Sprint
While 60-plus titles is not a weak collection for the industry, you can expect Ocean Casino to keep adding to it over the coming months as they aim to rival the hundreds-strong repertoires of some other NJ online casinos.
One thing conspicuously absent is progressive jackpot slots. Ocean does, however, have a ‘jackpot’ section where they can be listed, so you can be certain this popular type of game will be coming soon.
Ocean Casino online offers seven video poker titles:
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Bonus Poker
- Game King Jacks or Better
- Double Bonus Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Deuces Wild
Most are developed by Game King, and this is an average amount for NJ online casinos.
Lastly, the casino hosts one roulette table and one baccarat table. It should be working on expanding this collection, as roulette is extremely popular at online casinos.
It also features an ‘in-casino’ section for games that are available at the Boardwalk location. The casino also intends to launch live dealer games through a partnership with Evolution Gaming sometime in summer 2018.
Ocean Online Casino mobile app
Unfortunately, Ocean’s online casino does not, as of yet, offer a dedicated casino application for smartphones or tablets.
It still has an optimized mobile site that can be accessed from your device’s browser. Often, these browser-based solutions can be more forgiving to owners of older devices. This is because applications often require a modern version of a given operating system to download them.
This is rarely a problem with mobile browser-based casinos, and it isn’t an issue with Ocean Casino.
Its mobile offering worked well on both the Android and iOS devices we tested it on.
The menus were still easy to navigate on a touchscreen, and all the features worked smoothly and quickly. However, the visually pleasing photo background of the main casino site was replaced with a monotone backdrop, and some of the impressively animated menu transitions have also been dropped.
About 50 percent of Ocean Casino’s slots games are not available on the mobile site. All its other table games and video poker titles are present — except the baccarat table, which is dropped in favor of an extra roulette table.
Banking options at Ocean Online Casino
There are five different deposit options ($10 min) at Ocean Online Casino:
- ECheck (ACH)
- The casino cage
- Bank wire
Visa, Mastercard, and ACH are the most straightforward methods, but you may run into problems with your particular bank if they do not accept online gambling transactions. PayNearMe offers an extra level of security, using a trusted third-party provider. However, it can be inconvenient to use when you have to visit a store to pay or top up.
If you have access to it, the Ocean land-based casino cage might be your quickest option. Its address is 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
There are no fees for deposits. Ocean Casino does not state a maximum daily deposit limit, although the minimum per deposit is $10.
We asked customer service to provide this information, but we did not receive a clear response. Through our own independent research, we found that PayNearMe cards do come with a $500 daily limit for gambling transactions.
The same five deposit options are also available for withdrawal at Ocean Casino. We could not find any information on withdrawal limits, except the $10 minimum, even after asking customer service.
We did find the casino aims to process all withdrawal requests within 24 hours. This does not include time spent verifying your information for know your customer (KYC) purposes. This may require you to submit photographs of your proof-of-address or identity documents before you make your first withdrawal, which may take some time.
Once the money is on your prepaid card or in your PayNearMe account, you can withdraw it instantly from participating retailers. Visa or Mastercard customers may have to wait for an extra one to three days.
If you can get there, withdrawing from the physical casino cage may be the fastest method. This goes for first-time withdrawals especially, since you can bring your identity documents with you and avoid the back-and-forth emails and photo uploading. You will still have to request your withdrawal online first before collecting your cash 24 hours later.
Ocean Casino customer service
Ocean Casino Resort’s customer service can be contacted in the following four ways:
- Live chat
- The casino cage
- Phone: 1-866-850-1186
- Email: [email protected]
Ocean Casino does not specify the live chat or phone line operating times. Email help is available 24/7. Its live chat agents were helpful and efficient. This is especially so compared to the email response team, who did not satisfactorily respond to our queries — even after several attempts.
It also has a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section, but it is far from comprehensive and often redirects you to pages missing key information. For the best customer support, we recommend visiting the physical casino, as senior management will be easier to contact there.