Celebrating five years of Hard Rock, Ocean in Atlantic City may be last hoorah

Celebrating five years of Hard Rock, Ocean in Atlantic City may be last hoorah

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  • David Danzis, PlayNJ
July 8, 2023 12:47 PM

A lot has changed in the five years since Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Casino Resort opened their doors on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Apologies for stating the obvious, but it’s a necessary evil for the purposes of this analysis.

Since opening on June 27, 2018, the two new kids on the block are outperforming nearly every other casino in town, only looking up at perennial market-leader Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Unsurprisingly, executives at both properties believe they have the ingredients — notably a handful of former Borgata employees and more than a few of its whales — to take on the Marina District casino for the top spot in AC.