Hard Rock Online Casino & Ocean Online Casino Bring New Life to Atlantic City’s Gambling Industry

Hard Rock Online Casino & Ocean Online Casino Bring New Life to Atlantic City’s Gambling Industry

Find out everything you need to know about these relaunches

2014 truly seemed as if it was the beginning of the end for storied Atlantic City. In that year alone, 4 of 12 casinos closed up shop with 1 more following suit 2 years later. It seemed as if the East Coast’s answer to Las Vegas had failed the test.

However, in the years since 2014, things have been looking up. A lot of the improvement has been accredited to a single factor  - less competition, but all of that is about to change. Today, 2 of the 5 casinos that closed their doors in 2014 will begin life anew, complete with new owners and names.

What was previously known as Trump Taj Mahal is now The Hard Rock, while the former Revel is now the Ocean Resort Casino. Hard Rock online casino will open on June 28th whilst Ocean online casino is slated for a July 2018 launch. 


Hard Rock Casino AC


  • Former Trump Taj Mahal
  • Closed Oct. 10, 2016
  • Now owned by Florida’s Seminole Indian tribe, for $50 million in March 2017
  • Hard Rock plans to spend at least $500 million on the upgrading the casino


  • Property was stripped to its foundation, eliminating the
  • Indian-themed domes and minarets of the Taj Mahal era are no longer
  • Guests will see a giant electric guitar as they approach rather the garish palaces


  • The Scores Gentlemen’s Club
  • Robert’s Steakhouse
  • The Mark G.Etess Arena remains, now expanded to hold 7,700 spectators


  • Hotel guests can play Fender Stratocaster electric guitars to play in their rooms
  • The “365 Live” program promises live entertainment every single day of the year 


  • Hard Rock will host a mass guitar-smashing ceremony on the Boardwalk at 11 a.m.




  • Ocean Resort is the second incarnation of Revel,
  • It is a $2.4 billion pleasure palace at the northern end of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk.
  • Aimed to on upscale entertainment — to upscale customers, who never really arrived.
  • The Casino declared bankruptcy twice


  • The casino floor has been reconfigured to make it easier to get around
  • New carpeting covers the casino floor and hotel rooms
  • A hamburger restaurant owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his family is coming
  • New attractions will include a virtual golf simulator, a giant fish tank and a sports betting facility
  • Ocean Resort is affiliated with the Hyatt hotel chain


  • Royal Jelly burlesque club
  • Spa
  • Several Jose Garces eateries
  • Ovation Hall, its 5,500-seat concert hall, is back, too.


Cereal Town, an eatery that serves cereal 24 hours a day

Mark Wahlberg brought a Roman Catholic priest to bless the casino a few weeks before launch


  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m., shortly after Hard Rock's debut


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