Casino Floor Transformation Highlights Major Project at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City

Casino Floor Transformation Highlights Major Project at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Revival and renovations are occurring all over the New Jersey sports betting and casino scene in Atlantic City. Now, Ocean Casino Resort has entered the mix with a new, innovative integration.

Ocean Casino announced Monday a new, 12,000-square-foot-venue called The Galley Bar, Book & Games, which will debut sometime this summer and will be the highlight of Ocean’s $25 million casino floor transformation.

The Gallery will feature a 100-foot elevated bar and lounge with 59 seats and 12 built-in slot machines with blackjack and roulette tables surrounding the perimeter of the bar. There also will be 140 feet of three LED walls (55, 43, 42) lining the venue.

A 17-foot staircase will connect to Balcony Bar, a mezzanine bar and lounge for customers looking to receive a VIP sportsbook experience.

“Ocean is dedicated to being the premier gaming destination in the Atlantic City market,” said Bill Callahan, general manager for Ocean Casino Resort, in a news release. “This new venue will enhance the guest experience by providing an unbeatable atmosphere right in the heart of the casino floor.”

A partnership with USBookmaking, a subsidiary of Elys Game Technology Corp., will provide sports betting services for The Gallery.

Last October, Ocean announced approximately $75 million in resort investment, including the addition of more than 460 guest rooms and suites. Last April, Ocean completed more than $15 million in property improvement, highlighted by a redesigned casino floor and the addition of three new high-limit venues.


If you plan on visiting Ocean Casino Resort this week, you can watch all the games at several venues on the property, including Topgolf Swing Suite, Nola’s Bar & Lounge, Villain & Saint and 1927 Lounge. Limited seating is available, so reservations are required. Fans can place sports wagers at two betting windows while the new construction continues at the casino’s new venue.

At Topgolf Swing Suite, you can drink, eat, play and enjoy the games on 26 screens with floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. You also can reserve your own bay to watch the games, complete with a 16-foot screen. A food and beverage minimum per seat might be required in designated areas.

In addition to Ocean, our story from late last week notes all the possibilities if you want to watch the NCAA games anywhere in Atlantic City. Check out what is going on at Bally’s, Borgata Hotel & Casino, Caesars Sportsbook at Wild West City, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock, Harrah’s Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel and Tropicana Caesars Sportsbook.

You also can check out the latest reviews for the top New Jersey college basketball betting sites at

You can bet on March Madness in New Jersey, as long as there is no team from the state participating in the game. Rutgers, Seton Hall and St. Peter’s are Garden State universities that qualified for the 68-team field.

Must be 21+ and present in NJ to participate. T&Cs apply.


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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