Arizona Charlies- Boulder Hwy Day Trip
My wife and I visited AZ. Charlies on Boulder Hwy. during our last trip to Henderson/Vegas. We made it part of a "day trip" and also visited many of the other casinos along Boulder.
The gaming atmosphere is nice and we found a few full pay video poker machines mixed in. Table games have a solid selection with some nice low minimums during the daytime. The dealers were very friendly and the staff made us feel welcome.
We didn't eat at Arizona Charlies, but have heard they have a decent buffet and selection. If we ever stay on The Boulder Strip, this will be on our list of choices.
Straight Forward Review
Straight Forward Review based on my 2 week trip last month:
Arizona Charlie’s on Boulder Hwy. (Las Vegas)
Cheap Table Games
None to speak of, I didn’t spend a lot of time in Arizona Charlie’s
None. This is a decent option on Boulder Hwy. however.
Arizona Charlies Boulder
We eat at the buffet at Arizona Charlies Boulder using 2 for 1 coupons in the ACG. The casino itself has two floors of slot machines where you can always find your favorite one.
I Like This Place
I'm staying there again this weekend. The rooms are what you might expect, plain and clean. Right now you can get a two bedroom suite (sort of) for the price of a regular room. $46 bucks for a two bedroom room/suite on a Saturday night!
The gambling is good with high payback Video Poker.
Table games are $5 and $10 with good rules, sometimes $3. BlackjJack pays 3-to-2, Craps is $5 line 10X odds and there's always a game going. I heard tell of $3 Craps, but I was there on a Saturday night and it was $5.
The bartenders are friendly and will pour you a good drink, free if you're playing of course.
The pool and jacuzzi are rarely crowded and close to the rooms, you can get a standard room right above the pool. Some yahoo put bubble bath in the jacuzzi so they actually drained it and cleaned and refilled it just for us!
You need a car if you stay there, there's no shuttle but the bus stop is right out front.
There's a 7-11 right next door for cheap snacks and beer.
The sourdough cafe restaurant has the well known breakfast and steak and eggs specials -? cheap, but good.
There's entertainment on weekend evenings, usually a cover band playing R&B or Classic Rock.
Nowhere else I know of has nickel 9/6 VP, but the quarters hit well downstairs as well.
Check it out, from the Strip take any main street East to the Boulder Highway. I go over Flamingo Ave or Sahara. You can see it from Flamingo and the Boulder Highway, to your left.
It's close to a lot of other good locals casinos along the Boulder Highway as well.
Slots where pretty loose, they played well and blackjack was very liberal. Well worth playing there.
Good Value and Gambling
For the price the rooms are fine. The Video Poker is good, five cent 9/6 JOB. Good Blackjack. I won there. Need I say more?
We have dined at the Sourdough Café, Wild West buffet and Yukon Grill.
The Sourdough café’s ham or steak with eggs breakfast has been a long running “best breakfast special”. Hours are Monday - Friday, 6am - 12am, Saturday - Sunday, 24 Hours. I rated our one breakfast of bacon & eggs as 2 Forks on a scale 0-5 Forks.
The one and only time we dined at the buffet was during breakfast and it was comparable to Terrible’s and that is not a compliment. The breakfast buffet is now only offered Fri + Sat.
A better choice is the Yukon Grill where we have dined a ½ dozen times. Though our experiences have been generally good, the filet mignon on our last visit was not very good and I rated our meal 1 Fork out of a possible 5. The restaurant serves typical American fare and is currently only open Thur-Sun for dinner 5-10PM. Prices are reasonable and on Thur and Sundays a prix fixe meal is offered for $17.72.
Other dining options include a Sbarro’s and a deli which we have not visited.
Slot club (ACE) members receive 25% off the buffet and 10% off the other company owned dining outlets.
The 2012 ACG has a 2 for 1 coupon for the buffet.
Only if on a budget
We used to frequent this casino years ago before the video poker pay schedules were slashed and slot club benefits diminished. Located on the Boulder Highway, Arizona Charlies’ (AC) nearest competitors are Sams Town, Eastside Cannery and Boulder Station. American Casino Entertainment, an investment vehicle of Carl Ichan, owns this property along with the Stratosphere and sister property AC (Decatur).
We stayed a two nights at AC a few years ago and did not like the rooms. There are 3 buildings which were constructed as a long-term stay complex that I believe went into bankruptcy before ever opening. No resort fee was charged.
Our room was classified as a suite, but was probably of average size, just broken into a small sitting room and an equally small bedroom. There may have been a renovation since our stay, but at the time the furniture and carpeting were worn. Our room faced the parking lot nearest the casino and was quite noisy on the weekend. People staying here are on a budget. Amenities include a small pool.
No Breakfast Buffet
When we went (4/11) there was no breakfast buffet - they really need to update this coupon. Website says breakfast buffet only on Friday and Saturday. We do like their buffet compared to similar ones - it is better than Terribles, Palace Station, and far better than AZ Charlies Boulder, and Sam's.
Arizona Charlies - Boulder
We always stop at the Arizona Charlies - Boulder to either eat at the buffet or the coffee shop. The slot area has plenty of penny slots.
We used to frequent this casino because of the availability of 9/6 JOB video poker, generous slot club benefits and advantageous casino promotions. I won a few drawings for small amounts and my wife hit once for a $1,000. We stopped visiting the casino after the video poker schedules and slot benefits were slashed. Per VPFee2 the best games are 25 cents, 9/6 JOB at located on 4 machines with $8 coin in good for 1 point.
Breakfast Special Paradise!
Ok, here's my disclaimer right off the bat; I have never stayed in their hotel so I can't speak on it. We do however, go there every time we go to Las Vegas, mainly for their $2.99 ham & eggs or the $3.99 steak and eggs breakfast special. They're very good and available any time. AND...you can go up the covered garage to the top and final level which I believe is the 4th floor, and park on the west in right by a door the goes into the restaurant!
We have played slots there and they were ok. This is one of those places that has a substantial number of locals about any time you go, and a lot of older folks (like me?). My wife plays bingo and she played there once...it was about average.
So go there for the breakfast (any time!) and the rest, it's up to you.
Pretty good returns.
Did not stay in their rooms, only visited to play the slots. I won fairly often and left feeling I had fun and still kept my shirt.
We did not stay at AZ Charlies but did go there for breakfast several times. Steak and eggs or large ham steak and eggs are on special every day with your card and are very good. Steak is not large but tasty. Ham is very large and good. And the price is right. Service is excellent.
We are locals and go primarily for the Youkon Grill which we have found to be good food and service for a reasonable price.
The Buffet is average and the service leave a lot to be desired. The Coffee Shop is average. The slots were a bit above average but like most other places they have tightened considerably,
Arizona Charlie's Re Dux
My last review about this Hotel/Casino was good. However, things have gone way down hill now.
It's not the mountain ahead that wears you down, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
The room had fleas.( figured this out on the final day, after being bitten on the foot) Did you know this place was "Pet Friendly"? This was the second room. The first room was filthy and the AC didn't work, so we had to move.
The jacuzzi water had so much chlorine I thought I was being boiled in Sulfuric Acid. The pool was dirty.
The pit bosses are generally angry over the current state of the economy. They no longer care about customer service.
I Had played Craps for over three hours. I was winning.The craps crew was OK, except for one dealer that came on. He used to work a grind joint in Jersey. I was doing well so he kept trying to break my rhythm. Just before and while I'd shoot he'd speak to me. Try that on the golf course and you would be punched in the mouth.
So, I stopped my roll and hesitated in disgust. While standing there I was contemplating leaving the table, I switched the dice from one hand to the other in plain sight of the craps crew and over the table. The surly a****** (who had now rotated to the stick man position) actually knocked the dice from my hand with the stick. That hurt. I had a bruised middle finger from before and he banged it with the stick.
I have been to Las Vegas over 100 times over the last 35 years or so, and I have never had anything like that happen to me.
I have never been so humiliated in a casino in any state over my entire lifetime.
I walked over to the pit boss and threw my player's card at him and said" If it snows in hell, or I live to be a thousand years old, or you gave me comped RFB for life, I will never set one foot in this dump again as long as I live".
He then said, OK leave right now, or I'll have security escort you out.
I'm considering a formal complaint
I'm a business owner. I'm not some low life, but I was sure treated like one.
Don't stay or play there.
Annual visit to Vegas
Really enjoyed my stay! May try Decatur next time
Good value for the money
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights last year. We stayed her because of the rates. We didn't expect the Taj Mahal. The room was adequate and clean.
The casino is very very small. We did not play here much, but when we did we didn't hit anything.
We only ate at the 24 hour cafe. We found the breakfasts to be an exceptional value. I had a steak and eggs for around $5 or less. Our waiter was excellent. We would stay here again.
Not worth a visit anymore
We used to visit this casino each trip because of the abundance of full pay video poker machines and promotions. Over the past several years the inventory of FPVP has been devestated and promotions scaled back.
Several years ago we stayed a few nights in the hotel and checked out early because the walls were paper thin and the rugs spotted.
The casino primarily caters to the blue collar types who favor slots, a cheap buffet and bingo. The lounge occasionaly hosts some pretty decent groups though our favorites, The Checkmates, no longer appear.
The Yukon Grill is considered bargain gourmet, but on our last visit in September 2006 we were very disappointed with the quality of our meal and the service.
Overall, there is no longer reason for us to visit this casino.
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