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Posted: September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Atlantic City casino offers hotel rooms for free to hurricane evacuees

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An Atlantic City casino is opening its doors to those fleeing Hurricane Florence and will be giving them rooms for free to ride out the storm, if they have proof that they’re escaping the hurricane.

Bruce Deifik, owner of The Ocean Resort Casino, told The Associated Press that if people have identification indicating they live in an area that is in Hurricane Florence’s path, they will get a room if one is available. 

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The former Revel casino reopened as the Ocean Resort on June 28, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The owner of the resort is opening rooms to those escaping Hurricane Florence.

Deifik said that he expects most people will be honest about the evacuations.

“Ninety-five percent of people, I’m sure, will be honest about it. There’s always going to be some scammers, but if it takes letting a few of them slip by in order to help the majority of people, then so be it,” Deifik told the AP.

The resort will accept pets with the pet fee waived, according to a company press release.

The offer is limited to one room per household, and guests will be accommodated based on availability.

For more information, call 1-866-50-OCEAN. 

The hotel and casino has 1,399 rooms and was recently reopened after the Revel hotel and casino closed in 2014, NJ.com reported.


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