New "Beverly Hillbillies" Casino Location Disclosed

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GARDNERVILLE (AP) - Entrepreneur and former actor Max Baer Junior is bringing his plans for a casino to north Douglas County - this time without the flaming oil derrick that was part of a 2003 Carson City proposal.

Baer is the man who played Jethro in the 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies."

His proposed casino, Jethro Bodine's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino, would be located near U.S. 395 on about 23 acre, opposite Carson Valley Plaza.

The first phase of Baer's project includes a casino, showroom, cinema complex, a five-story, 240-room hotel, arcade and bar.

Variances will be required for a proposed 200-foot oil derrick - without flames. A state gambling license also is required.

This isn't the first time Baer has tried to build his casino. Other proposed locations included Stateline, Reno and Carson City.

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