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News Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock will both open June 28 May 7, 2018 - June 28th is the date for two casino grand openings in Atlantic City. The new Ocean Resort Casino and the Hard Rock have announced the same opening date. ... Read more News Ocean Resort Casino is opening this summer as Hyatt brand
April 2, 2018 - The former Revel Hotel and Casino was sold in January 2018. After a major renovation it will reopen this summer as the Hyatt Ocean Resort Casino. ... Read more
News Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City opens in Summer 2018 March 31, 2018 - The former Taj Mahal casino will reopen this summer as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. It is part-owned by the Seminole Tribe of South Florida. ... Read more Headlines continued...
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05.31.2017Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City celebrates grand opening


12.01.2016  New Jersey Sued by Owner of Former Revel Casino
09.22.2016   Harrah's Resort Atlantic City undergoes $30M Renovation
09.19.2016   Revel Casino is to be Named TEN
08.25.2016   Delays in Revel Casino may keep casino from opening
08.09.2016   Job Fair Planned for MGM National Harbor
07.14.2016   Another Decline Reported for Atlantic City Casinos
06.20.2016   Revel Casino Postpones Opening
06.09.2016   Revel Casino to Reopen June 15
06.02.2016   New Jersey Voters Conflicted Over Expanded Gaming
04.22.2016   2,400 Job Openings For Atlantic City Casinos
03.15.2016   NJ Voters to Vote on Expanded Gaming in November
02.08.2016   Northern NJ Casino Bill Moves Forward
02.08.2016   Expanded NJ Casino Bill Progresses
01.27.2016   Atlantic City Casino Plan Approved
01.20.2016   Revel Casino to Repen with Water Park
01.13.2016   Bill Introduced to Add Northern NJ Casinos; AC Casinos Decline


12.28.2015   Public Hearing to Be Held for Two New Jersey Casino Measure
12.03.2015   Interest In North New Jersey Casino Renewed
12.02.2015   More Competition for Atlantic City Casinos
07.21.2015   NJ and Gov Christie Sued by Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation
06.03.2015   Hard Rock and Meadowlands Plan $1 billion East Rutherford Casino
05.27.2015   Hard Rock and Meadowlands Propose Casino
02.26.2015   Atlantic City Hard Rock To Remain Open
02.16.2015   Multiple Buyers Interested in Revel Casino
02.12.2015   Atlantic City Casinos Report Higher Revenue
01.28.2015   2015 Tax Break Given to Revel Casino
01.04.2015   Judge Approves Revel Casino New Winner but Not New Price


12.25.2014   Developer Offers Discounted Price for Revel Casino
12.18.2014   Proposed Liberty Rising to be Developed in Jersey City
12.15.2014   Lawsuit Over Taxes dropped by Golden Nugget Casino
12.11.2014   Atlantic City May Allow for Smaller Casinos
12.08.2014   Interest in Newark Casino Project
12.04.2014   Planned Expansion of Convention Space at Resorts Casino Hotel
12.02.2014   Atlantic City Introduces Proposed Bill to Help Casinos
12.01.2014   Trump Taj Mahal Set to Close Dec 12
11.20.2014   Revel New Owner No Longer Purchasing Casino
10.22.2014   What Happened to Atlantic City Casinos could Happen to NY
10.07.2014   Revel Casino Sold To Toronto Company
09.29.2014   Auction to Continue for Revel Casino
09.25.2014   Reebok Founder Proposes New Jersey Mega Casino
09.16.2014   More Casinos Shut Down in Atlantic City
09.08.2014   Sports Betting Allowed at NJ Casinos and Race Tacks
09.04.2014   Atlantic City Strives to be More Than Casinos
09.01.2014   Revel Casino Closes
08.19.2014   Proposed Casinos in Meadowlands
08.14.2014   No Pain No Gain Plan To Help AC Casino Workers
08.06.2014   Trump Wants His Name Off Atlantic City Casinos
08.04.2014   Opposition to Casinos Built Outside Atlantic City
07.29.2014   Atlantic City Only Casinos Supported by Republicans
07.14.2014   Atlantic City Casino Revenues Up
07.11.2014   Possible Closure for Trump Plaza Casino
07.03.2014   Casino Gaming Could Expand to Northern New Jersey
06.29.2014   25 Percent of Atlantic City Casinos Could Be Closing
01.31.2014   Super Bowl Bonus at Virgin Casino
02.05.2014   Study Shows New Jersey Casinos Frequently Most Visite


12.19.2013   Union Wants Atlantic City Hilton Sale Blocked
08.09.2013   Revel Casino Hotel increased Revenues with Gamblers Wanted Campaign
06.28.2013   $200,000 Promotion at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
05.28.2013   Smoking now allowed at Revel Casino
05.13.2013   Chapter 11 Plan Approved for Revel Casino
02.19.2013   Revel Casino Plans for Bankruptcy


12.28.2012   Revel Resort Casino obtains $150M loan
11.16.2012   Casinos Reopen in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy Forced Closers
11.02.2012   Atlantic City Casinos plan to reopen
10.22.2012   Caesars Atlantic City gives away Over $750,000
10.12.2012   Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Names New COO
10.05.2012   Study finds AC casino comps do not lead to profits
08.07.2012   Resorts Casino Hotel to Change to Mohegan Management
03.19.2012   The Atlantic Club Promotes Value for Budget Gamblers
02.08.2012   The ACH Casino Resort is now the Atlantic Club.
01.04.2012   Revel Casino Prepares to Open
01.02.2012   Harrah's Resort Casino Atlantic City Opens Blackjack Tables at The Loft


12.01.2011   New Jersey Committee Votes in Favor of On-Site Sports Wagering
08.19.2011   AC Gateway applies to build new Atlantic City Casino
07.06.2011   New Hard Rock Casino Wins Support of Atlantic City Residents
05.27.2011   Bally's Atlantic City Hosts Beat the Heat
05.17.2011   Trump Marina Hotel Casino to be Renamed
04.21.2011   Empire City Casino hosts Easter Buffet
04.15.2011   Taj Mahal Casino celebrates Easter with a brunch
04.07.2011   Caesars Entertainment Celebrates Earth Day
04.01.2011   Harrah's Resort Atlantic City and Caesars Plan for New Restaurants
03.25.2011   New Slots at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
03.16.2011   Showboat Atlantic City's House of Blues Hotspot in Atlantic City
02.04.2011   Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel to become Dog Friendly
01.31.2011  Penny Slot Pays Out Nearly $5 Million
01.05.2011   Atlantic City to have 2 new casinos


02.08.2008   Assembly Passes Sports Betting Measure
01.29.2008   Penn National seeks deal for Bader Field casino project
01.28.2008   Renewed Bid for Sports Betting


12.22.2007   Connecticut Tribe May Buy Tropicana

News Articles

Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock will both open June 28

May 07, 2018

Both the new Ocean Resort Casino and the Hard Rock will be sharing the same opening date. This will take place on June 28, 2018.

The Ocean Resort is located at the site of the previous Revel casino in Atlantic City. On Monday the announcement for the official opening date was made in front of Ocean Resort Casino employees.

The times of the grand opening ceremonies at the two casinos have not been released. It is unknown if they will happen at the same time or different. Hard Rock is known for a guitar to be smashed during the ceremony for grand opening.

In September of 2014 the former Revel casino was closed. It was one of five casinos to close in Atlantic City at that time. In October of 2016 the Trump Taj Mahal also closed. That former casino is the new location of the Hard Rock.

11,000 casino jobs were lost in 2014. With the opening of the two new casinos there will be a creation of 6,500 new jobs.

Both casinos are still undergoing last minute changes in renovations. Ocean Resort has changed the casino gaming floor layout and also is having the new carpet installed. Slot machines have also been seen moving into the building. The parking garage at the Hard Rock is having gold letters installed on the side. Employees are still in the process of being hired. 3,000 people have been hired so far by Hard Rock.

On Wednesday regulators for gaming in New Jersey will hear officials for the Hard Rock in regard to obtaining the casino gaming license. Ocean Resort has not received a hearing date for the gaming regulators as of now.

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Ocean Resort Casino is opening this summer as Hyatt brand

April 02, 2018

The former Revel resort is undergoing a change with a new name and a new brand. The property will be named the Ocean Resort Casino. It will be under the Hyatt brand.

Hyatt Hotels Corp has developed a new line of hotel properties. It is called The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. This is the hotel category the Ocean Resort Casino will be placed into.

The Revel Hotel and Casino was purchased in January of this year by AC Ocean Walk group. Bruce Deifik is the lead behind the business from Colorado.

The resort casino property is located at 500 Boardwalk. It is 710 feet tall. When completed it will offer 1,339 guest rooms. There will be space for conventions and meetings. There will also be five swimming pools. This is all in addition to the casino.

The website for the resort casino is actively recruiting for employment. There are many positions available.

There will be a sport bar, day and nightclubs for entertainment options. A fitness gym and spa will be opened with the name Exhale. This a Hyatt brand and will offer 32 rooms for treatments. LDV Hospitality and the Garces Group will also contribute to the dining options at the Ocean Resort Casino.

Atlantic City is a highly visited casino resort location in the country. This will be the first time The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand will be here.

The property is scheduled to open summer 2018.

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City opens in Summer 2018

March 31, 2018

The former Taj Mahal casino was purchased nearly one year ago. The property was bought by the Seminole Tribe of South Florida and local businessmen. The former gaming hall is being transformed under the Hard Rock brand.

The property is currently under renovation.

Any remnants of the former Taj Mahal are being completely removed. Renovations consist of changes being done to both the inside and the outside of the building.

The designers are striving for a welcoming and comfortable environment for guests. It will also be done in a contemporary style. Similar to what guests find at the Tampa and Hollywood Hard Rock properties.

The Hard Rock Atlantic City will carry the brand tradition of being known for an entertainment destination. 200 shows will be scheduled annually at the casino. In addition to weekend performances, there are also plans for midweek shows.

There will be two venues for live music. The Mark G. Etess Arena will now hold 7,000 seats. Before there were 1,800 seats. Xanadu is a small venue that will cater to more casual shows. The venue will offer seats for 1,500 guests. Live performances will also take place at other areas within the Hard Rock property.

The hotel is also undergoing renovations and upgrades. There are over 2,000 guest rooms. Guests will be able to use barrowed guitars and headphones in their hotel room. The option will be given at check in. The headphones will make it so guests in the surrounding rooms will not be disturbed.

A date for the grand opening has not been released. However, it is estimated to be completed by summer 2018.

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