My wife and I stayed there for a week, during my birthday and NASCAR weekend. Loved it, and will stay there again. It is a "locals" casino, but we always felt welcome. Not glitzy at all, but we were comfortable the entire time. I'm not a slot player, so I didn't play them. They do have a mix of old and new machines, so it should be easy to find something a slot player would like. My wife was able to have some fun on the machines. I am a blackjack player and AZ Charlies has some decent games, with low limits. Dealers are friendly and welcoming. Pit people really want you to have a players card, or else you get an odd look. So, just get a card, plus you get great deals on food as a perk, even without building up points. When we checked in, the desk clerk gave us a free upgrade to a Suite. We loved that, and the extra space. Did I mentioned we love this place? We were made to feel like we were special, and that is worth a lot. The rooms are basic, even with a suite. Nothing to really say about it. It does what you need to sleep and shower. Free coffee and a small fridge, limited basic cable. No frills, but feels like home, nice and cozy. Comfort food abounds, and at great value. Especially on Tues, you get 2 for 1 buffet. Which would mean breakfast for 2 is $7.99, or $3.49 per person. All you expect for the traditional offerings, biscuits gravy, chicken fried steak, bacon, ham sausage, eggs, omelet bar. Really tasty stuff. That, or you can do the 24 hr Cafe, which has revolving deals going. When we were there, you could get a Farmhouse Breakfast for $3.99, or Burger and Fries for $4.99. While also offering many of the traditional choices you would expect from a local cafe. They also have a philly cheesesteak shop downstairs which had a variety of hot cheesesteaks, which are delicious. The food is just plain great there. Just stay here.
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.
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.