Despite the construction, signs on the former Revel building state that “something beautiful is coming.” And yes, that’s what the new Ocean Resort Casino aims to bring.
Let’s face it; the former Revel was a big mess. Although it cost $2.4 billion to build, its construction was filled with problems and controversial labor disputes. In the end, the resort went bankrupt and shut its doors less than three years after opening.
It’s not surprising that the new owners want to do things differently.
Ocean Resort bringing in a clean vibe
Bruce Deifik, the Colorado developer behind AC Ocean Walk, bought the former Revel for $200 million. He recently told the Associated Press: “The first thing we did is pay very close attention to what people said about this place, positive and negative. We will listen … treat people with respect. Be glad they’re here, and treat them as family members.” Deifik continued: “The main difference is a completely different attitude concerning service to our customer. I think there was a huge disconnect there.”
What’s more, the new casino promises to be more accommodating than the last. There will be no more two-night minimums. The front doors will be more welcoming and visible directly from the Boardwalk. Meanwhile, more staff and signage will help direct guests. What’s more, families will also get special attention, as will smokers. Yes, smokers. AC casinos can allow smoking on 25 percent of their floors in designated areas.
Fun for the whole family
In addition to all this, Ocean Resort will boast a lot of non-gaming facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, a nightclub, and the world’s largest Topgolf Swing Suite. There will also be many family-friendly dining options. This includes a Cereal Town, a kid-focused eatery “where you can go and have cereal for dinner, and every kind of cereal from around the globe.” Now, that’s what we call high rolling!