Ocean Casino Plans to Launch PlayStar Games in NJ This Year

Ocean Casino Plans to Launch PlayStar Games in NJ This Year
By Lou Monaco

One of the leading casinos in Atlantic City is now adding iGaming to its inventory.

Ocean Casino Resort has signed a multi-year agreement with PlayStar Casino and will launch its games during the fourth quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approvals and licenses from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), according to a news release.

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“We are very pleased to have secured access to the market in New Jersey, which is the world's third largest regulated gambling market. Our concept is based on the fact that our guests are ‘the star of the show’ and we will offer a unique experience to them,” Adam Noble, co-founder and executive vice president of PlayStar Casino, said in a news release. “New Jersey will be the first step for PlayStar Casino to become a favorite among players across the United States.”

Stockholm-based PlayStar Casino was founded by chairman Joel Wikell, a pioneer in the iGaming industry who established gaming supplier Boss Media in 1996 and sold the business to GTECH (now IGT) in 2008, according to the news release.

“For me, it is great to be back in the game as I founded Boss Media in the mid-nineties and brought many of the earliest online casinos to life,” Wikell said in the release. “To get back in at this time when the technology and possibilities have advanced so much, is genuinely exciting. And we’re looking forward to doing it all over again.”

Ocean Casino Renovations

The addition of PlayStar Casino is part of recent enhancements Ocean Casino, located at 500 Boardwalk, has been undergoing.

In late December 2020, Ocean Casino debuted The Cove, a 7,450-square-foot high-limit slots area which offers more than 140 slot machines from Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Everi and Ainsworth. It has a combination of classic and new games, including “Lightning Cash,” “Dragon Cash,” “Dollar Storm,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy” and other high-limit favorites.

“It is so exciting to be able to offer this high-limit slot experience for our guests,” Terry Glebocki, Ocean Casino CEO, said when the launch was announced. “We could not be happier with the results, as we welcome this latest addition to our growing property.”

Ocean Casino opened in 2012 as Revel. It is the northernmost casino on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was bought by AC Ocean Walk in January 2018. Ocean Casino is home to a William Hill Sportsbook for sports betting.



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 (NJ.com) 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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