Las Vegas Sun,
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 11:47:36 PM
Max Baer Jr. and his development team will have to go back to the drawing board after Douglas County commissioners rejected his proposed signature oil derrick to advertise his Beverly Hillbillies hotel-casino.
The proposed 143-foot oil derrick was pared down from its original 200-foot height and the readerboard decreased to 2,364 from 2,600 square feet. County code allows a maximum sign height of 30 feet and sign area of 115 square feet.
Commissioners last week said the structure didn't meet criteria for a variance to allow the larger sign.
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Gambling Factoid #6: While playing cards are believed to have originated in China, the present-day 52-card deck of four suits—spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs—with 13 cards per suit comes from 15th century France.
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