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No question about it—the boy can cipher!


Jethro might buy Nev. casino for Hillbillies plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Max Baer Jr. is considering buying a closed hotel-casino in Sparks and turning it into Jethro’s Beverly Hillbillies Hotel and Casino based on the television sitcom he co-starred on during the 1960s.

Sparks Mayor Geno Martini confirmed Baer has met with city officials about the possible purchase of the Silver Club.

The former actor and director who has a home at Lake Tahoe already has approval to build his casino next to a retail complex being built in northern Douglas County about 30 miles south of Reno.

But his spokesman Don Smit says he’s exploring other options because the construction of that retail complex has stalled.

I wonder if this casino has a cee-ment pond…

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