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Beyoncé stayed hidden away in casino penthouse during Jay-Z’s big Atlantic City event to rest up for tour finale

Talk about being above it all.

At Jay-Z’s starry blackjack party in Atlantic City over the weekend, his wife, Beyoncé, was on the scene — but stayed in a luxe penthouse at the Ocean Casino Resort rather than attend the event below, we hear.

Multiple sources tell us that Queen Bey helicoptered to the event with her husband.

But instead of coming down to the charity gala via private elevator with the rest of the stars, she spent the evening holed up in the penthouse.

Sources tell us that Beyoncé took the night off for a good reason: The next day, she jetted to Kansas City to close out her 56-stop “Renaissance World Tour” with a blockbuster concert at Arrowhead Stadium.

Her rep did not immediately get back to us.

We hear Beyoncé flew in via chopper to New Jersey with Jay-Z.
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While the “Single Ladies” singer took a well-deserved night off, Jay expertly worked the room below at the fundraiser that included a high-end blackjack tournament, a dinner and an auction for Reform Alliance, founded in 2019 with Meek Mill, Michel Rubin, Robert Kraft and others.

The event took in over $24 million, shattering its goal of $20 million.

Beyoncé is known as a particularly meticulous performer, and we previously reported that her tour is being made into a concert film that will hit theaters later this year.

Queen Bey was resting up for her final tour stop in Kanas City the following day, we hear.

There was buzz before the event that Beyoncé was expected.

There was even a hint at the event that Beyoncé was in the building, we hear. When the blackjack tournament started, an announcer was explaining the rules and then mentioned Beyoncé, asking if she was “here somewhere,” a spy told Page Six.

But the singer, 42, was not seen at the star-studded event where guests included Tom Brady, Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, Matthew McConaughey, Travis Scott and many more A-listers.

The Reform Alliance event brought out big stars, including Kim Kardashian, La La Anthony and Dez Bryant.
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Kardashian bid $2 million on a George Condo painting.
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We hear that the night’s other stars — including Kardashian and Brady — also choppered into Atlantic City and landed on the hotel’s roof before they arrived via private elevator.

Kardashian came in from Paris Fashion Week for the event.

We hear that Brady stayed overnight at the New Jersey hotel.

Tiffany Haddish and Matthew McConaughey placed their bets at the black-tie charity event.
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At the event, Brady and Kardashian also both dropped $2 million on paintings by artist George Condo — with Brady winning the bid and the artist agreeing to create another work for Kardashian as a commission.

Kevin Hart emceed the bash in front of guests, joking he couldn’t afford to even bid on the luxe lots because of the Hollywood strike. “I wish the strike wasn’t happening! I would’ve bought all this s—t,” he told the crowd. “My [finances] are all wrapped up.”

Jay-Z and McConaughey played at the same table in the blackjack tournament.
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Tiffany Haddish, Dez Bryant, Jack Harlow, Alex Rodriguez, Bill Gates’ daughter Phoebe Gates, and more attended with Scott, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Quavo, Lil Durk, French Montana, Lil Baby and Meek all playing a raucous afterparty.

Jay-Z, 53, came up with the idea for the casino night as an exclusive party for Reform Alliance’s first big event rather than a typical fundraising gala.

Meek Mill made an impassioned speech at the gala dinner before he rocked the afterparty, performing on a bar, and board member Rubin also took the stage.

The night brought in more than $24 million for Reform Alliance.
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The evening was inspired, in part, by Rubin’s annual starry summer “white party” in the Hamptons, as well as Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s customary “gold party” after the Oscars.

On Monday, Beyoncé announced she is dropping a concert film, “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé,” that will hit theaters Dec. 1.  

The Reform Alliance board also includes Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, Robert Smith, Michael Novogratz and Laura Arnold. The organization aims to change probation and parole laws, and has helped pass 17 bills to date in 11 states while creating a pathway for over 700,000 people unfairly caught in the system.