Atlantic City's biggest and most luxurious casino yet, the $2.4 billion Revel at the northern end of the Boardwalk, is to begin an eight-week-long preview for guests April 2.
The giant casino-resort will open its doors to the public with a lavish grand opening May 25 to kick off Memorial Day weekend. Revel announced Monday that Beyoncé will be the opening act in the casino's state-of-the-art, 5,000-seat entertainment venue, Ovation Hall.
On Tuesday, members of the news media were given their first tour of the inside of a casino that has been highly anticipated by the city.
"This is our Super Bowl," Edward J. Cettina, chief operating officer of Tishman Construction Corp., the project's construction manager, said of the impending grand opening as he led the nearly three-hour tour.