facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

TV's Jethro Bodine pursues casino deal

May 28, 2007 at 9:29 AM   |   Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev., May 28 (UPI) -- Max Baer Jr., better known as Jethro Bodine from "The Beverly Hillbillies," has bought a 2.5-acre parcel of land in Nevada for a proposed casino and resort.

Baer bought the property in northern Douglas County with the proceeds from a recent sale of an old Wal-Mart building in Carson City, The Gardnerville (Nev.) Record-Courier reported. The actor said he won't seek the remaining 20.78 acres until he has the needed zoning change and height variances.

"I'm putting my money where my mouth is and buying the property," Baer said of his $1.2 million land deal. "This purchase demonstrates a commitment to Douglas County. It shows the people here that the process is moving forward."

The Beverly Hillbillies Casino & Mansion, part of a proposed 600,000-square-foot commercial complex, would include a 40,000-square-foot gaming area flanked by a number of restaurants. Plans for phase one include a 2,100-seat cinema complex, and a 240-room, five-story hotel. Two 12-story, 240-room hotel towers and convention space would be built later.

The casino is part of a larger development of entertainment and retail businesses, developers said.

Topics: Max Baer
© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit
2
Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split Ricki Lake, husband Christian Evans reportedly split
3
Kate Middleton resumes royal duties after pregnancy announcement Kate Middleton resumes royal duties after pregnancy announcement
4
Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event
5
Britney Spears' manager dishes on infamous VMAs kiss with Madonna Britney Spears' manager dishes on infamous VMAs kiss with Madonna
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback