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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Downtown Reno has a new casino for the first time since 1995 when the Silver Legacy opened.

Siri's Casino opened its doors Friday at the site of the old Primadonna Club across from Harrah's Reno.

Owner Jeff Siri, who also is president of downtown Reno's Club Cal Neva, says the new casino's theme is based after Miami's South Beach neighborhood.

It features some 140 slot machines, a mermaid fountain, a full bar and a wide range of daiquiri drinks.

Siri says he hopes the casino will help draw more visitors to the downtown and prompt other casinos to open.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon drew hundreds of people to the casino.

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