Arizona Charlie's Boulder

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Arizona Charlie's Boulder
Arizona Charlie's Boulder.svg
Location Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Address 4575 Boulder Highway
Opening date 2001; 17 years ago (2001)
No. of rooms 301
Total gaming space 35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2)
Notable restaurants Yukon Grille
Casino type Land-based
Owner Golden Entertainment
Website Arizona Charlie's Boulder

Arizona Charlie's Boulder is a 301-room hotel and a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) locals casino located in the Paradise, Nevada, United States.[1] Owned by Golden Entertainment, it is on Boulder Highway between the Boulder Station and the Sam's Town.

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Arizona Charlie’s Boulder (and Arizona Charlie's Decatur) are the result of original efforts by the Becker family, long established developers in Las Vegas. In January 2000, American Casino & Entertainment Properties purchased Sunrise Suites on Las Vegas’ Boulder Highway for $43.3 million. The property was renamed Arizona Charlie's Boulder, as a companion name to Arizona Charlie's Decatur. The two properties are 10.4 miles apart, with a third ACEP property, Stratosphere Las Vegas, located approximately midway between the two. The casino's namesake was "Arizona" Charlie Meadows, a legendary sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill's Show and a distant relative of the original owners of Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, the Becker family.

In November 1997 investor Carl Icahn bought a majority of Arizona Charlie's mortgage notes, making him the resort's largest creditor. Icahn fought for control of Arizona Charlie's throughout a bankruptcy process. In July 1998 Bruce Becker's $92-million loan from United Healthcare collapsed and ownership of the property passed to Carl Icahn and American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP). Two years later they added the Boulder property, naming it Arizona Charlie’s Boulder.

In October 2017, Golden Entertainment closed its $850 million purchase of American Casino & Entertainment Properties which expanded the company's casino portfolio by four: the Stratosphere Las Vegas, Arizona Charlie's Boulder, Arizona Charlie's Decatur, and the Aquarius Casino Resort.[2]


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Coordinates: 36°07′27″N 115°04′32″W / 36.124227°N 115.075441°W / 36.124227; -115.075441