LAS VEGAS -- The recently opened Arizona Charlie's East Hotel &
Casino claims to lose $300,000 a month on meals that are so cheap,
the locals can't afford not to drop by for dinner.
But, not to worry. New York billionaire financier Carl Icahn can
Icahn, who also owns Charlie Brown's on Decatur Boulevard,
acquired the property for $43 million from its bankrupt owners and
spent $12 million putting the final touches on the property's
Arizona Charlie's East, on Boulder Highway between the Desert
Inn and Flamingo Road, has 300 guest rooms starting at $45 per
night, per person.
A flower-landscaped area on the property provides spaces for 240
recreational vehicles that rent for $18 per night.
In the gambling hall, the action is lively at 826 slot machines
and 13 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette and pai
Players who earn points using the casino's affinity card can
redeem them at the other Arizona Charlie's in Las Vegas.
A sports book will open by football season, and a bingo parlor
The 24-hour Sourdough Cafe has a breakfast menu with the works
for only 77 cents. A ham-steak and eggs breakfast is available for
Steaks, chops, chicken and seafood dinners starting at $7.95 are
served in the Yukon Grill Steakhouse.
The Fish House features a broiled salmon dinner for $12.95, and
for gamblers on the go, there are deli sandwiches and fast food at
the food court.
The Palace Grand Lounge hosts country and rock performers.
The Fortunes and John Earl and the Boogey Man Band have been
Although Arizona Charlie's draws most of its crowd from the
local scene, management is considering promotions to attract
out-of-town tourists in the future, according to a spokeswoman.
The real Arizona Charlie was a legendary rodeo star with Buffalo
Bill's traveling show. He later established the Palace Grand Opera
House in Dawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory during the
Klondike gold rush.
Arizona Charlie's East
Phone: (702) 951-5900