Actor Max Baer Jr., former star of the 1960s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies” where he played Jethro Bodine, has acquired a 2.5-acre tract of land in north Douglas County with the intention to build a casino there. Baer bought the parcel from the Metcalf family trust and paid $1.2 million for it.
“I'm putting my money where my mouth is and buying the property,” Baer told the press. “This purchase demonstrates a commitment to Douglas County. It shows the people here that the process is moving forward.” Some months ago, Baer proposed the construction of the Jethro Bodine Beverly Hillbillies Casino & Mansion.
If the casino proposal is approved, a 40,000-square-foot gambling venue will be built as part of the Riverwood Commercial Development. The casino complex will have 800 slot machines and 16 tables, including blackjack, roulette and possibly baccarat. Several buffets, like Jethro’s All You Ken Et Buffet, will surround the games and the complex will also feature a showroom, cinema complex and a five-story hotel.
This is the third attempt by Baer to build his Beverly Hills casino in Nevada.