Nevada mansion once owned by Circus Circus co-owner sold

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A San Diego-based real estate magnate has purchased the 19,500-square-foot Reno mansion once owned by a Nevada casino industry pioneer who helped build the Circus Circus empire.

Don Roger Norman closed escrow Friday on the mansion built in 2005 by William Pennington, who died in 2011.

The sales price wasn't immediately disclosed.

Bennett and his partner, William Bennett, owned Circus Circus hotel-casinos in Las Vegas and Reno and later built the Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ( ) the mansion sits on a 20-acre property overlooking the valley around Reno.

In addition to four bedrooms and eight bathrooms, it also features a gym, in-house theater, private helipad and a pool deck with a view.

Norman has holdings across the United States.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal,

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