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Casino executives say the residency will feature top hits and more recent material, and could be extended if it's a success.
Wearing a black cocktail dress with a rhinestone top, Spears, who turned 32 on Monday, signed autographs for a few of the more than 1,000 fans who came to see her arrival.
"I'm so happy to be here right now. This is my city. I can't wait to see you guys opening night," she said.
She left after a few minutes to catch a plane to her home in Los Angeles. She is expected to start theater rehearsals next week.
Spears has released seven platinum-plus albums since she debuted on the music scene in 1999. She has more than a dozen Top 10 hits, including "Toxic," "Gimme More" and "Oops! ... I Did It Again."
Her eighth album, "Britney Jean," was released this week to tepid reviews.
On Tuesday, Planet Hollywood officials handed out faux handwritten signs to a crowd of 20- and 30-somethings with messages like "I'm a slave for you, Britney" and "You better work, Britney."
Oscar Pena, 26, said he drove from his home in Victorville, Calif., to see the singer. He held a sign wishing her a happy birthday in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other. He's never seen a Vegas show but was planning to buy a ticket to see Spears.
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"It's exciting. I've just been into Britney since I was a kid," he said.
Tickets will range from $59 to $229.
Casino executives are hoping more people like Pena, a young customer by Vegas standards, come to see Spears, and then stay for the weekend.
David Hoenemeyer, president of Planet Hollywood, said the pop star has a bigger following than any other musician playing on the Strip.
"She really cuts across all demographics. She has a remarkable following, and the ticket sales reflect that," he said. "It's a really big deal to have a star of her caliber performing for us."