Ocean Resort Casino celebrates its grand opening

Mike DeNardo
June 28, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Ocean Resort owner Bruce Deifik at the casino's grand opening

Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — With a little less fanfare than the Hard Rock Hotel Casino, the ribbon that was cut officially marked the opening of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino.  

The Ocean Resort rises from the ashes of the failed Revel casino. Ocean Resort owner Bruce Deifik said when he bought the Revel, he studied why it failed.

"We paid very, very close attention to what the people said that came to Revel — what they did like and what they didn't like," he said.

The new casino now has amenities like a buffet, access to the boardwalk and a smoking section.  Kathy Czyzyk of Glassboro likes the changes.

"We ate in the restaurant and we stayed overnight for their soft opening," she said, "and we loved it."

And on the first day of operation, there was a long line of patrons waiting for their new Ocean Resort Casino player cards.