Ocean Resort Online Casino Review

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Ocean Resort Casino opened on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on June 28, 2018. A couple weeks later, it joined the NJ online gambling market with its Ocean Online Casino.

As one of nearly two dozen gambling sites in New Jersey, Ocean Resort online casino hopes to make a big splash (pun intended).

Ocean Resort Online Casino Welcome Week Bonus

Ocean Resort Online Promo CodeNone needed
Free Play Bonus (no deposit required)$125
Bonus On First Deposits100% match up to $10,000
Land-Based Casino PartnerOcean Resort Casino
Last verified:December 1, 2018

New users who sign up at Ocean Resort online casino can claim one of two separate welcome bonuses. Its no-deposit offer goes up to $125, and the first-deposit offer reaches $10,000. This seems to validate its claim of having the “biggest welcome bonus in New Jersey.”

Both bonuses are split over several days. The no-deposit offer consists of five days of $10 bonuses, two days of $25 bonuses, and a final day that gives a $25 credit for the land-based Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City. Online casino players, therefore, get a $100 bonus and not the full $125.

Players must wager the previous day’s bonus once to unlock the next day’s offer. Each segment has a wagering requirement of 30x, totaling $3,000 if the whole bonus is unlocked. Avoid wagering for one day after claiming a bonus, or bet less than the $10 or $25 required, to end the promotion prematurely.

The next offer is a promotion for first-time depositors, totaling $10,000. It is split over 10 days:

  • Day 1: $10 Free Slot Play
  • Day 2: $10 Free Table Games
  • Day 3: $10 Free on all games
  • Day 4: $10 Free Video Poker
  • Day 5: $10 Free Roulette
  • Day 6: $25 Free on all games
  • Day 7: $25 Free on all games
  • Day 8: $25 Free Play at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City

This bonus also has a 30x playthrough requirement, which can go up to $75,000 if the full offer is claimed. Each bonus is automatically triggered by depositing $10 or more each successive day.

Both bonuses have a no-risk betting stipulation, which means low or zero-risk bets such as an odd-even bet on roulette do not count towards the wagering conditions. This means some popular strategies, including the martingale for roulette, cannot be played towards the bonus at Ocean Resort.

There is also a $3 maximum bet, meaning 25,000 individual bets would have to be placed to complete the full bonus to take the full amount.

Lastly, Ocean Resort is like most NJ online casinos in that it has a contribution table for its games. Wagers on different titles account for different amounts toward the playthrough requirement:

  • Slots: 100 percent
  • Roulette: 50 percent
  • All other table games: 10 percent

For example, a player exclusively playing roulette at Ocean Resort would have to bet twice as much to finish the bonus requirements as a slots player.

Ocean Resort online casino software

Ocean Resort is partnered with award-winning online casino platform developer GAN, based in London, England. GAN has developed a strong reputation in New Jersey already, having powered Betfair Casino New Jersey’s online platform, among others.

Game partnerships

Ocean Resort’s online casino software creates an intuitive and smooth browsing experience. GAN is an experienced developer that won the eGaming Review of North America’s Casino Platform of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016, so this is no surprise.

The menu and category systems are easy to use, with animations marking the transitions between each category — and no loading screen in sight. The background also shows a clear, blue-sky photo of Ocean Resort’s glittering casino and hotel tower complex in Atlantic City.

The only user-experience glitch we found was when using the customer support live chat. Players can’t minimize or close the chat and continue to browse or play games, and it covers half the screen. To get rid of it, users have to refresh the page – which also ends the chat session.

When it comes to the games offered, it has acquired the services of a range of developers, including:

  • International Gaming Technology (IGT)
  • Spielo
  • AGT
  • Game King

Games available at Ocean Resort online casino

There are 73 titles available here. They cover:

  • Slots: 61 games
  • Blackjack, roulette, and baccarat: 1 game each
  • Video poker: 8 games

The table games are Roulette Royale (a European-style table), Blackjack Pro, and EZ Baccarat.

The video poker section consists of two Jacks or Better titles and some other tables by Game King, such as Double Poker and Bonus Poker.

Ocean Online’s slot collection, meanwhile, is the strongest part of its offering. The 60-plus games include several exclusive NJ online casino games by Ainsworth Gaming Technology (AGT). The selection covers multi-reel, multi-line, bonus round, and free spin slots on all kinds of themes from fantasy and history to soccer. Some of the exclusive slots here include:

  • Roaring Reels
  • Big Prize Bubblegum
  • Winning Wolf
  • Sheer Magic
  • Grand Dragon
  • Money Heat

Lastly, there are two empty categories listed at Ocean Resort online casino — Jackpots and In-Casino — signaling the casino intends to add to these parts of its collection sometime in the near future. Jackpot slots are an integral part of most NJ online casinos’ attractions, so they are conspicuously absent at Ocean Resort.

Live dealer games are also expected at Ocean Online Casino, though the timing of that launch is unknown.

Ocean Resort Casino on mobile

Ocean Resort does not offer a dedicated app for Android or iOS device users. Instead, players must visit the site through their mobile browser.

For players on older devices, this may work out better, as the minimum version requirements do not apply to mobile browsing. Ocean’s online operation is still in its early stages, so it may provide an app in the future.

The quality of the mobile site’s user experience is similar to the main site and has clearly been optimized for smaller touch screens. Everything moves smoothly and quickly, allowing players to jump straight into their preferred game.

The mobile site, however, lacks the visual panache of the Ocean Resort desktop site. Gone is the photographic background, replaced with a plain color. Gone too are the fancy menu animations, with functionality taking priority over fancy graphics.

Slots fans may be disappointed to find only 36 (or just over 50 percent) of the slots games are available on the mobile site. Considering some NJ online casinos only make 20 percent to 30 percent of their slots available for mobile browsing, this isn’t the worst offering out there. But there is room for improvement.

Apart from some slots, the entire game collection is available for mobile play. The solitary exception is the EZ Baccarat table, which is replaced by a second roulette table.

Ocean Resort online casino promo code

Players at Ocean Resort do not need a promo or bonus code to participate in any of the offers here. They simply have to opt-in and then fulfill the terms of their chosen offer, as detailed above.

Ocean Resort December 2018 updates

Ocean has been slow to add games since it debuted in June, but picked up the pace in November with 10 new additions. They’re still one of the smaller online casinos, with only 132 games, including 3 Blackjack variations and 129 slots.

Amongst their newest slot titles are:

  • Jumanji: A take on the popular 1995 and 2017 movies of the same name, this game is loaded with features and multiple bonus games. There’s the Sticky Vines feature, Monsoon Wilds, Monkey Mayhem and the Wild Stampede. Each feature also has a Free Spins game that comes into play when you get to the Jumanji Board Game. This game is a whole lotta fun with an RTP of 96.33%.
  • Rawhide: With a Wild West theme, this slot features Action Stacked Symbols and a Free Spins Bonus Game, where you will get 10-25 spins. All spins during this round pay double (2X) and the feature can also be retriggered.
  • Red Fortune: This Asian inspired-game features Action Stacked Wilds, a Wild Multiplier and a Free Games Bonus. The Wild, denoted by a Chinese character, turns into a 2x or 3x multiplier in the Free Games Bonus round, which can make for some big wins.

Players are in for a treat this December with Ocean’s Winter Wonderland Daily Bonus Calendar. This promotion will award daily prizes that include Free Bonuses, Free Spins, 2x Multipliers, Ocean-View Rooms and more. Just log in to your account each day between December 1st and 24th and go to the Daily Bonus Calendar. Click on the date to reveal your gift!

Editor’s review

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With the biggest no-deposit bonus offer of all NJ online casinos, Ocean Resort online casino makes a big splash as the newest NJ online casino. It is not strong yet in terms of game count and deposit/withdrawal options, but with several exclusive games and a 100 percent deposit match up to $10,000, it’s hard not to be excited about Ocean Online.