The highly anticipated opening of Ocean Resort AC and Hard Rock AC this summer has just become a whole lot more intriguing! Speculation is rife that Ocean Resort intends opening on the very same day as HardRock - being 28 June 2018. This would be a tremendous boon for the city.
Let’s look at how their approach toward their launches differ.
To begin with, Ocean Resort is opening the world’s largest Topgolf Swing Suite right on The Boardwalk. So what is Topgolf NJ, you’re asking? How many are there locally? And how does it work?
Topgolf Swing Suite is an exciting, immersive, simulation lounge which offers a novel and unique social experience to golfers and non-golfers alike. The comfortable lounge with a huge screen and virtual games make this an extraordinary experience complete with fantastic food and beverages.
The very first Topgolf Swing Suite was opened in Houston, Texas in January of this year. They currently have only two suites in operation. Ocean Resort Casino plans on having a whopping 11 suites on completion in AC, covering over 26 000 feet, which will be available for hire for both corporate and private events. This is a phenomenal undertaking and will be entirely unique according to TopGolf Swing Suite president, Ron Powers.
Meanwhile, Bruce Deifik, chairman of AC Ocean Walk, said that Topgolf is one of the best as a cutting-edge entertainment option and unmatched for its memorable social aspects, which capture the spirit of competition and fun in a way that other simulation gaming products fail to do.
As regards other information about the Ocean Resort launch and their offerings, the management and executives are releasing very little information at this time, with Frank Leone, company CEO only stating that they “look forward to announcing the opening date soon”.
According to prospective employees of the resort, the date of 11 June has been indicated as the first day of employment with a proposed launch date of 28 June. How viable is this? We are not certain as HardRock is already announcing entertainment programs and taking future bookings while Ocean Resort is not. On the other hand, HardRock has had the unenviable task of having to remodel the old Trump Taj Mahal property to represent the HardRock brand – which has been no simple task - so what is happening behind the scenes could still deliver some surprises.
It’s going to be an exciting few weeks to see how these two newcomers position themselves in the robust NJ casino market, and what further differences Ocean Resort online casino bring.