One of the most aggressive casinos in constructing and renovating in Atlantic City is at it again.
Ocean Casino Resort in New Jersey announced on Monday a reinvestment of $15 million into the resort, team members and surrounding North Beach community.
“Ocean’s interest in our people, product, and community is a testament to the progressive direction our property is moving toward as we enter into the summer months,” Terry Glebocki, chief executive officer of Ocean Casino Resort, said in a news release. “As restrictions are lifted and we begin reopening additional areas of our business, I am thrilled at the opportunity to present our guests with an evolving gaming experience that is unique to the market.”
After the debut of The Cove high-limit slot experience and The Loft private luxury gaming suite, Ocean will make several additions to the casino floor.
Ocean will create an all-new high-limit table games venue, a unique Asian gaming space, as well as two new guest lounges for Ocean Rewards cardmembers, the release said.
New pathways will be installed throughout the casino for better access and navigation to casino games and the casino will have more than 250 new slot machines.
The resort will also expand several of its non-gaming amenities, including pools and cabanas, beach, culinary hospitality, and entertainment experiences.
On top of more than $1 million in annual wage increases and bonuses to eligible team members, Ocean and Luxor Capital Group will donate $50,000 to several local charities, the release said.
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“With success comes responsibility, and there is no greater responsibility than doing what’s right,” Glebocki said in the release. “Thanks to the hard work, determination, and commitment of our team, Ocean had a successful 2020, allowing us to issue wage increases, as well as give back to our local North Beach community.”
Through the AtlantiCare Foundation’s Growing Green Initiative, Ocean will provide community gardens located at the Absecon Lighthouse and Uptown School Complex, helping to improve nutrition practices, promote empowerment among residents and beautify open spaces, the release said.
In partnership with South Jersey Boardriders, Ocean will organize two summer beach cleanups, as well as provide water awareness, safety education and surf lessons for local youths.