Ocean Casino Resort formerly known as Ocean Resort Casino, Revel Casino Hotel Atlantic City and TEN never was associated with the concept of a successful gambling business or any business whatsoever. Their history goes from sad to sadder and it starts in 2012 with the opening of the $2.4 billion casino that never turned a profit in their first two years of operation. This and the growing financial problems led to their bankruptcy, followed by several changes of owners and names. Finally, in June 2018 the bookie manages to rise from ashes just like a Phoenix. They team up with the legendary William Hill and launches the William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort, this way becoming the second sportsbook in AC.
Sports Betting Lines
Ocean Casino Resort’s betting options are surprisingly good. Considering that the bookmaker lacks experience in sports betting and their casino activity wasn’t so fortunate, it is very good news. Here you can find great seasonal and future sport events to bet on. The sports include baseball, football, basketball, hockey, tennis, boxing, golf, NASCAR and there are special events as well. For avid baseball fans there’s a whole range of side bets. In addition to regular dime line, 20-cent line, run line there are alternate run line, reverse run line, whether or not a team will score in the first inning, money line and run line for the first five innings, total runs, hits, and errors. Parlay, teasers and future bets can be also made on player to win the Heisman trophy. And as if this wasn’t enough there are also lots of prop bets available.
Ocean Casino Resort doesn’t offer many bonuses. You can try your luck with temporary bonuses. Currently a bet $50 and get $50 in cash bonus is available. All you have to do to participate is use promo code OCEAN when you download and sign up for the William Hill NJ App and get $50 deposited directly into your account when you place a bet of $50 or more!
Deposit & Payout
Ocean Casino Resort is expected to offer many deposit and withdrawal options. It’s too early to speak about it though. It is only logical to assume that they will include the most popular ones like: Visa and Mastercard, PayNearMe, PayPal, Neteller, e-check, bank transfer. Customer service is not always at its best. Time will show if it’s because of lack of sportsbook experience or lack of professionalism. There’s a great “How to bet” guide though that even includes a glossary of sport betting terms. A helpful feature for newbies. However, that’s where helpful tips end. There’s no proper FAQ sportsbook section yet.
Mobile Betting & Site Usability
The William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resorts is available for download in Apple and Android app stores. Just like the land-based sportsbook the online version offers a wide variety of sports to make your bets on, as well as various types of bets like parlays, teasers, props and InPlay. It’s quite easy to register and create a secure account, also there’s no problem funding and withdrawing money from your account.
Ocean Casino Resort still has got a lot of work ahead and a long way to go until it can be truly considered a competitor for others on the gambling market. For now it’s just doing a good job being among the first in NJ to offer sports betting. However, in this business bookies have to be constantly improving themselves to be ahead of the pack and without an online sportsbook yet, lack of bonuses and promos and other interesting features there’s just no chance for Ocean Casino Resort in this industry. It’s obvious though that for this bookie sport betting is a big step and they sure did prepare for it. Otherwise, how would you explain the fact that the company dared to parened with William Hill whilst still without a license. The land-based sportsbook opened pretty fast when many others were still processing the sport betting legalization in NJ, so it’s fair to say that Ocean Casino Resort might actually surprise us when the online sportsbook is released.
Pros & Cons
- Land-based sportsbook
- Great side bets for baseball
- The app occasionally crashes
- No online sportsbook platform
- No sportsbook FAQ section
- Customer service needs to be improved