Ocean Atlantic City Announces Opening Date For The Gallery Bar Book & Games

Written By Derek Helling on May 23, 2022
Atlantic City Gallery bar Book And Games Will Open June 1

An $85 million renovation of Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City is nearly complete. While the refit includes new amenities, the focus of the makeover for gamblers is the new Gallery Bar Book & Games.

The casino has set an official opening date for the refreshed space. It promises everything the name implies and more.

The Gallery Bar Book & Games set for grand opening

According to a Monday press release, Ocean plans to unveil the result of the update to the public on July 1. The casino first revealed its intent to spend $5 million on the gaming floor’s center in March.

“Ocean is committed to providing the best guest experience in Atlantic City,” said Ocean General Manager Bill Callahan in the release.

“Between our new hotel product, the addition of The Gallery Bar, Book & Games, and various new food and beverage outlets, there will be more reasons than ever to come to Ocean this summer.”

The Gallery’s bar sits 100 feet above the gaming floor and at the gaming floor’s center. In addition to the lounge space, it offers 140 feet of LED video walls.

While enjoying the lounge, visitors can play video poker or claim a spot at blackjack and roulette tables. Furthermore, an open-air staircase connects the Gallery Bar to Balcony Bar, a VIP sportsbook.

While this area will be the latest and greatest at Ocean for gamblers this summer, it’s far from the only new attraction. In fact, most of the renovation capital was spent elsewhere.

New accommodations and dining at Ocean Atlantic City in NJ

Also opening July 1 is the new Contemporary Blu hotel at Ocean. Ocean spent $72 million to offer fresh accommodations to its patrons.

The last bit of the $85 million budget went to update the NJ casino‘s dining options. These include a new Starbucks, the expansion of Serendipity3 into Atlantic City, and a renovation of the casino’s Asian restaurant Zhen Bang.

The release does not mention an opening date for the new Starbucks but says the renovation of Zhen Bang is complete. Serendipity3 will open on June 1.

After July 1, patrons should get a taste of the $85 million renovations at Ocean. If the Gallery Bar lives up to its promise, then it could be worth every penny for the casino.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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