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.
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.
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.
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.