Ocean Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 2.7/5

The Ocean Casino Resort opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in mid-2018 alongside the Hard Rock Atlantic City. The casino then opened their online version in 2019. The site is still very barebones and does not yet have a mobile app. Ocean Online Casino is available to all New Jersey users through their web browser version on Mac, PC, iPhone, and Android devices.

Pros:
  • Good looking site
  • Great welcome bonus
Cons:
  • No mobile app
  • Extremely limited game variety
  • No rewards program

FAQs

Are my winnings taxable?

All New Jersey online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

Signup is very simple for new users. Players will have to enter some personal information (including the last four digits of their Social Security number) and create a username/password. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that they are in New Jersey. The no-deposit bonus is discussed in-depth in the “Rewards” section.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit, players can choose Visa/Mastercard, ACH, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, bank wire, or in-person at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

Ocean Online does not have a first-time deposit bonus.

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw, players can choose a bank transfer, in-person at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, or a check in the mail. Bank transfers take five to seven business days, and a check can take up to three weeks.

Pros

This review is going to have a lot more cons than pros, but one of the positive things to say about this site is that it looks great. That might sound like an obvious statement for a website in the third decade of the 2000s, but amazingly some of these other sites still look like they are stuck in 2005. Ocean Online is smooth and and easy to navigate, and the visuals appeals are top of the line. The site also offers a great bonus program for first-time users. The best part about the bonus is that it applies to both the online casino and the brick-and-mortar. This should be incentive enough to at least sign up for the site and reap some of the rewards of the free bonus before moving on to a different online casino.

Cons

The worst thing about Ocean Online is that it does not have a mobile app. This is borderline inexcusable at this point in time. Even though you can still use the site on a phone with their web browser, it just isn’t the same as having an app. Ocean Online hasn’t even made any statements that they are trending in the direction of getting a mobile app which is somewhat puzzling. It doesn’t help Ocean Online that their site doesn’t have enough games on it to persuade someone to just use their mobile browser. Currently, the site has just 72 games – 61 slots, eight video poker games, and one table each of blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. It is nice to have a variety of games to play, but such limited options are incredibly frustrating for long time gamblers. Furthermore, the mobile version of the website has just half of the amount of games on the desktop version of the site. They’ve even swapped out baccarat for an extra roulette table. Ocean Online does not have a rewards program to entice people to continue playing on the site. Bonus deposit incentives are nice, but not having any kind of rewards program simply doesn’t make any sense.

Rewards

There is not currently a rewards program for Ocean Online Casino. They do, however, have an extensive welcome bonus which will be broken down here. All first-time users are given a $100 no-deposit welcome bonus and a $25 brick-and-mortar casino voucher. Both bonuses are split over eight days. The site pays out the bonus in the following way:

Day 1 – $10 free slot play Day 2 – $10 free table games Day 3 – $10 free on all games Day 4 – $10 free video poker Day 5 – $10 free roulette Day 6 – $25 free on all games Day 7 – $25 free on all games Day 8 – $25 free play at Ocean Casino in Atlantic City

There is a 30x wagering requirement for each bonus section, so a player will have to wager $3,000 over an eight day span to receive the full bonus.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

Signup is very simple for new users. Players will have to enter some personal information (including the last four digits of their Social Security number) and create a username/password. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that they are in New Jersey. The no-deposit bonus is discussed in-depth in the “Rewards” section.

To deposit, players can choose Visa/Mastercard, ACH, PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven, bank wire, or in-person at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. Ocean Online does not have a first-time deposit bonus. To withdraw, players can choose a bank transfer, in-person at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, or a check in the mail. Bank transfers take five to seven business days, and a check can take up to three weeks.

Conclusion

The positives of a good looking site and a good bonus for new users simply do not outweigh the negatives for Ocean Online. With no mobile app, no rewards program, and not even 75 games available, this is one of the worst online casinos currently in New Jersey.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 4.5/5
  • Game Variety: 1/5
  • Game Quality: 3/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 2/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 1.5/5
Overall Rating: 2.7/5