Ocean Resort Casino — Atlantic City, NJ

The Ocean Resort Casino is an award-winning establishment on New Jersey’s Atlantic City Boardwalk. While people may come to gamble on one of the 1,700+ slot machines or one of the 130 gaming tables, there is more to this destination.

There is something for music and food lovers, shopaholics, or anyone looking to relax with a day at the spa, the pool, or the beautiful beaches and the Boardwalk.

Gambling Options

Visitors will not have trouble finding a fun way to gamble at the Ocean Casino Resort, one of the top casino destinations in the U.S. At over 130,000 square feet, it contains 1,700+ slot machines (including popular titles like Buffalo Ultimate Stampede, Tarzan, and City of Gold), 122 gaming tables (i.e., baccarat, craps, roulette, Blackjack), and eight poker tables.

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VIPs looking for a more upscale casino experience may want to explore The Cove, a 7,450-square-foot space with 140+ high-limit slots and gaming tables. For an even more exclusive audience, there is The Loft, a private area with several gaming tables on the 44th floor.

The Ocean Resort Casino shows it appreciates loyal customers via the Atlantic City Rewards program. It’s a four-tiered loyalty card program that allows members to earn things like complimentary rooms, show tickets, and so much more.

TiersPoints RequiredKey Benefits
Signature0 – 2,999 Tier PointsFree play, gifts, exclusive events
Preferred3,000 – 19,999 Tier Points  Free/Discounted rooms, free self-parking, other discounts
Prime20,000+ Tier PointsPriority service, reserved parking spots, complimentary show tickets
ReserveBy Invitation OnlyFree Transportation to/from the resort, complimentary access to all lounges

Location and Amenities

The Ocean Casino Resort is in a great location at the northern end of the Boardwalk. It offers easy access to the beach, and visitors are not far from the Steel Pier Amusement Park, Central Pier Arcade, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, the Absecon Lighthouse, and so much more.

It’s not far from other well-known establishments such as the Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, and Tropicana, which are all within a comfortable two-mile radius.

When bettors are ready to sit down for a meal, they can enjoy fine dining at Amada, Ocean Steak, or Linguini By The Sea. There’s Distrito, Harper’s, the District Food Court, and more for casual dining. They can wind down the day or celebrate their winnings with a drink at the 1927 Lounge, Lobby Bar, Nola’s Bar & Lounge, or the Gallery Bar.

TransportationDistance from the Hotel
Airport (distances approx..)Atlantic City Int’l Airport — 12.1 miles; LaGuardia — 136 miles; JFK — 136 miles; Newark — 118 miles; Phil. Int’l — 65 miles
Freeway AccessLess than 10 minutes from the Atlantic City Expressway
BusApprox. 23 minutes from the Atlantic City Bus Terminal
Train2 miles from the Atlantic City Rail Terminal

Other Entertainment

As fun as playing slots and trying one’s hand at the gaming tables may be, there is more to the Ocean Resort Casino than gambling. Ovation Hall has hosted comedy shows, MMA fights, and some of the biggest names in music, including Beyonce, Maroon 5, Poison, and Def Leppard.

Upcoming EventsLocationDate
DJ DahveNola’s Bar & Lounge4/20/20244/25/2024
Dueling Pianos w/ Kevin Story & Dominick MartinoNola’s Bar & Lounge4/21/20244/28/2024
2024 NFL Draft CelebrationTopGolf Swing Suite4/25/2024
GodsmackOvation Hall5/3/2024
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Mixology EventBottled5/3/2024
Black CrowesOvation Hall5/4/2024
Tim Dillon: American RoyaltyOvation Hall5/25/2024

Those who enjoy dancing the night away will want to go to the HQ2 Nightclub and, when the weather warms up, the HQ2 Beachclub. For those just looking to relax and be pampered, there is the Exhale Spa and Bathhouse. Golfers will undoubtedly enjoy the largest TopGolf Swing Suite in the country.

Customer Reviews

Overall, the customer reviews were positive: Yelp (2.9 stars, 1,008 reviews), Trip Advisor (4/5 bubbles, 3,144 reviews), and Google (avg. 4.4 stars, 22,197 reviews). Several reviews raved about the location, the views from their room, the nightlife, the spa, and the dining. Many called it the best hotel in Atlantic City. However, there were mixed reviews regarding cleanliness and customer service.


Destinations such as this often have a hard time appealing to more than just gamblers, but that is not the case with the Ocean Resort Casino. Whether it’s the nightlife, bars, restaurants, live music, the beach, shopping, or exclusive entertainment, there is something for everyone.

What makes it even better is that it is not necessary to break the bank to enjoy it. Those looking for a luxurious experience will have plenty of options, but the affordable rooms make it a destination for everyone.