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Wayne Parry, Associated Press
In this March 28, 2012, photo, craps dealers handle bets for customers at Revel, the Atlantic City N.J., casino that had its first invitation-only test night on March 28. The $2.4 billion resort opens its doors to the public on Monday, April 2.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — When the sun comes up Monday morning, Atlantic City will have one more casino.

Revel, the city's 12th casino, will open with a sunrise champagne toast on a deck facing the ocean.

The $2.4 billion resort is being counted on to help revive the sagging fortunes of the nation's second-largest gambling market.

Revel had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to reach Monday's opening. Three key executives working on the project died in a plane crash, the project ran out of money during the recession, and it only got completed with the help of state tax incentives.

It is Atlantic City's only non-smoking casino resort and the only one to fully embrace the ocean, with floor-to-ceiling views of the coast that are considered a no-no in other gambling halls.