Revel

Revel is a new casino resort on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. (Revel Resorts Photo, Baltimore Sun / June 14, 2011)

With its grand opening set for Memorial Day weekend, the $2.4 billion Revel is Atlantic City's shiniest new toy, offering games, rooms, 10 pools, retail shops, nightclubs, theaters and more. It is also entirely smoke-free, a fresh alternative to other casinos.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Games to play: Across Revel's 130,000 square-foot casino floor, you'll find close 97 table games, 16 electronic tables, 2,439 slot machines and a poker room with 37 tables.

Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from the country pop act Sugarland (June 15) to R&B veteran Seal (July 20). Buy tickets at revelresorts.com/entertainment.

Where to eat: "Iron Chef" Marc Forgione has American Cut while chef Robert Wiedmaier oversees the Mussel Bar.

Where to stay: There are 1,898 guest rooms and suites, all with views of the ocean.

Getting there: Take 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Take the N/S Freeway (Route 42), then merge onto the Atlantic City Expressway east into Atlantic City. Follow signs to "Revel Beach" via Connecticut Avenue.

Information: Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Revel Beach, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 855-348-0500 or go to revelresorts.com.