Revel Resort playing for keeps

Revel Resort playing for keeps

Do you ever find yourself wishing for a stylish and luxurious beach resort within a reasonable drive from home?

Meet the new Revel Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

Atlantic City? Seriously.

Ditch the image of a traditional casino packed with cigar-puffing high-rollers and day-trippers wielding free buffet coupons. Atlantic City's 12th casino opened its oceanfront doors to the public April 2, pioneering an innovative concept: a health-minded resort that also happens to have a glamorous casino targeted to the "beautiful crowd."

What's different about this place? Rather than a ceremonial grand opening with ribbon-cutting and champagne, guests were served...