Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- Just a few short weeks ago, Atlantic City welcomed two new casinos, the Hard Rock Casino and Ocean Resort Casino. Ocean Resort has opened up shop inside of the former Revel, which had been closed due to poor economic activity in 2014. However, with AC sports betting and internet gambling steadily on the rise, it was clear that the Ocean Resort Casino wanted a piece of the internet gambling pie.
Effective June 27th, 2018 the Ocean Resort Casino launched its own internet gambling site, www.oceanonlinecasino.com, and it is New Jersey's 27th legal gambling platform. The new gambling site approval comes after the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement testing and evaluating the casino's systems.
Chief Executive Officer of The Ocean Resort's internet platform partner, GAN, Dermot Smurfit goes on to say, "The availability of an online casino at The Ocean Resort will bring in an additional 10 to 15 percent of revenue, while also leveraging a potential younger customer base."
Neva Pryor, Executive Director of the CCGNJ, would like to add, "Although the opening of two brand new casinos is a very exciting time for Atlantic City and the state, myself and The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey encourages residents to gamble responsibly and reach out for help if needed."
Last year, internet gambling in Atlantic City casinos brought in almost a quarter of a million dollars in revenue. If this year is anything like last year, New Jersey can expect to bring in a substantial amount of revenue due to the revival of Atlantic City and the increase in internet gambling.
To learn more about how the CCGNJ can help New Jersey residents and Meadowlands visitors with their sports gambling or internet gambling problem, please visit https://800gambler.org. There, visitors will find a wide range of services and resources available to assist the disordered gambling community.
About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.
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