Surprise! Hard Rock Atlantic City, Ocean Resort Casino Open A Day Early

Ocean Resort Casino

The buildup toward June 28 grand openings for two new Atlantic City casinos was quickly revised Wednesday.

Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino both opened their doors a day before their scheduled debuts along the Boardwalk.

The two properties were slated to open within two hours of each other Thursday, but each received permission Wednesday afternoon from the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement to go full-bore that day.

New Jersey has long anticipated the openings of these two casinos, which are expected to breathe new life into Atlantic City with booming tourism.

Hard Rock AC (formerly the Trump Taj Mahal) and Ocean Resort (formerly Revel) both still intend to stage extravagant grand openings Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

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Grant Lucas


Grant Lucas is a longtime sportswriter who has covered high school, collegiate, and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant now focuses his attention on the growing NJ online gambling and sports betting scene.