ATLANTIC CITY — The Ocean Casino Resort is spending $15 million on renovations, following a year in which it was the only Atlantic City casino to raise its operating profit during the coronavirus pandemic.
The casino floor, as well as outdoor facilities like pools, cabanas, and the beach, will be upgraded.
For loyalty card holders, the property will open a new high-limit table games section, an Asian gambling space, and two new guest lounges. Most casinos have Asian games, which include casino games popular with Asian or Asian American customers, as well as games with Asian themes or origins, such as pai gow, a domino-like gambling game.
Terry Glebocki, Ocean’s CEO, said in a statement on Monday that “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’s unique to the market.”
Throughout the casino, new paths will be installed to make it easier for guests to navigate between games, which has been a problem since the facility first opened as Revel in 2012. A total of 250 new slot machines will be added to the casino.
This year, the casino plans to spend more than $1 million on raises and bonuses for its workers.
Ocean’s gross operating profit more than tripled in 2020, making it the only one of Atlantic City’s nine casinos to make a profit for the year despite the pandemic. Its operating profit was $21.8 million, up from $6.7 million in 2019.
Last year, the operating profits of Atlantic City as a whole fell by more than 80%.
Ocean’s owner, the New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group, will fund the renovations.