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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
867-993-5575
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Dawson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Casinos
Activities: Gambling
Owner description: Dawson City’s world famous non-profit gambling hall is named after bona fide dance hall queen Diamond Tooth Gertie. During the Gold Rush of 1898, in... more » Owner description: Dawson City’s world famous non-profit gambling hall is named after bona fide dance hall queen Diamond Tooth Gertie. During the Gold Rush of 1898, in order to distinguish herself from numerous Klondike kings and queens, Gertie Lovejoy wedged a sparkling diamond between her two front teeth. Any discomfort this caused paid dividends. Instead of working the creeks for her riches, Diamond Tooth Gertie made her fortune by mining the lonely prospectors who readily opened their gold pokes in return for her affections. In Dawson City today, Gertrude Lovejoy’s moniker lives on at the town-run Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino.Replete with cancan dancers and a singing master of ceremonies named Gertie, Canada’s oldest gambling hall gives you a chance to re-live the heady days of Dawson’s Gold Rush era. With three nightly shows by Gertie and her Gertie Girls, Diamond Tooth Gertie's is today a fixture of fun-filled entertainment where patrons can enjoy a beverage while playing blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold'em poker and an array of glittering slot machines. « less
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Westfield, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went to see the show as it was highly recommended. It is like stepping back in time to observe the show. Gertie was great along with the dancing girls.

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Schertz, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Although the shows are a little short, they are cute. The staff were friendly and my husband and I thought it was a good place to go for the evening, get a little snack and enjoy ourselves. They serve hamburgers and other sandwiches and pizza slices at a reasonable price. We were spending a couple of days in Dawson City,... More

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed our evening at Diamond Tooth Gerties, we weren,t interested in the casino side but had a fun night with our friends, thoroughly enjoyed the show and the atmosphere, well worth a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I liked the energy of the singer and the dancers and those of us watching the performance. I enjoyed the old songs and was totally impressed with the excellent performances of the dancers. A real fun place to spend an evening

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KlondikeVisitorsAssc, Manager at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, responded to this review

Our dancers are quite talented. We'll pass on the feedback. Thanks for the positive review and safe travels! More

Jihlava, Vysocina, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

During our one-night stop in Dawson City we decided to visit this Gambling Hall. The entrance fee is only for one year?! but still "only" for $12. They have 3 shows every night, we missed the first one. They were not busy during weak day and in low season (May) so we had table just in front of stage. The... More

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KlondikeVisitorsAssc, Manager at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, responded to this review

We'll let the dancers and singers know you enjoyed it. It's true that all the shows are different and get racier the later it gets. Glad you had a good time and hope you'll be back one day! More

Riverside, California
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393 reviews 393 reviews
125 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the local non-profit saloon run by the community. All of the proceeds go back t the community for improvements and activities when the tourists leave. Admission is $12.00 for a year pass. They have a bar and casino complete with table games. They have three live shows at night. We saw two of the three and they were... More

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KlondikeVisitorsAssc, Manager at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the show! Love the photos and hope you can come back soon! More

whitehorse yukon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Recently four of us made the trek north to Dawson, my spouse, and my parents. Two of us are from the Yukon and two from BC. The four of us made the trek ten years ago and decided to visit again. I have to be honest and say that none of us was happy with our visit there. First of... More

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KlondikeVisitorsAssc, Public Relations Manager at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You’re correct that Gerties is operated by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), a non-profit organization. The casino itself - with a large specialized workforce, working in a very old building that needs constant repair and maintenance - is costly to run. KVA operates year-round and invests all net revenues from Gerties to support destination marketing,... More

Penticton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is what a gambling hall should be! Great show - friendly service. Well priced drinks. Didn't win but it didn't matter!

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but as - I believe - this is run by excellent Parks Canada I was expecting it to be OK. Our evening was way above my expectations. For a small fee you get a membership card that lasts the season. Once in, the only thing that breaks the spell of the Yukon is that the... More

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Vancouver
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146 reviews 146 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

you can enjoy a show, gamble, drink and talk with the great staff at this place remember your membership card if not you can buy it at the door for $12

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