ATLANTIC CITY — Ocean Resort Casino has been granted a special meeting just days before it is set to open for the approval of a state casino license that would allow the casino to offer gaming.

The Casino Control Commission will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider the issuance of a casino license to Ocean Resort and for rulings in connection to the license, according to a release from the CCC.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the first floor of the commission building at Tennessee Avenue and the Boardwalk.

The casino is set to open eight days later, the same day as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s planned opening.

Jordan Deifik, principal of Ocean Resort, said the casino doesn’t expect any issues when it goes before the commission.

“It’s been a whirlwind of a year from the transaction to purchase from Glenn Straub, and this is the final capstone. It’s been a long journey, but we’re very excited to see the finish line and open the property and bring a great venue back to Atlantic City,” Deifik said.

If Ocean Resort is approved for its license, the casino will hold operation tests, allowing guests to test different areas of the casino floor in front of the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

The casino has a temporary certificate of occupancy that is in place for the next year, Deifik said.

The casino’s 130,000-square-foot gaming floor will have nearly 100 table games and more than 2,000 slot machines.

Ocean Resort has partnered with international sports book operator William Hill U.S. to run its sports book when doors open, pending approval for the license.

Frank Leone, CEO of Ocean Resort, said the casino plans a 7,500-square-foot sports book “dead center” on the casino floor.

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