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.
Hal Holder Jr., director of real estate for the Silver Club’s current owner Holder Hospitality Group, told the Sparks Tribune, “I have not entered into talks with Max Baer. We don’t have any information regarding that (potential purchase).”