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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

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Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 18679935575
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Dawson City’s world famous non-profit gambling hall is named after bona...

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.

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Fun Night in Canada's most Northernly Casino

Certainly not a stop to be missed on the old stretch in Dawson City. Now, I am NOT a casino person by any means whatsoever, but this is not your average neon-glazed oxygen-pumped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aaron T
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly not a stop to be missed on the old stretch in Dawson City. Now, I am NOT a casino person by any means whatsoever, but this is not your average neon-glazed oxygen-pumped depressive mega gambling centre. In fitting with the preserved gold-rush era theme of Dawson City, Diamond Tooth Gertie's pulls out all stops. I would have felt more... More 

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

Hello Aaron, thank you kindly for your review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall and liked our Cancan shows. We have to note there is an admission $12 for entry-pass valid for one year. Thank you again for your thorough comment and hope to see you again! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a very reasonable price of $12CAD (as of summer 2016) you can become a seasonal member of this gambling and Cancan hall and come and go as you please. This is the oldest still operational casino in Alaska so it gets points for history. The talent of the cancan dancers is surprisingly great considering the location- how do they... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

i always go here for the early show each time I visit Dawson City. It is an entertaining show with talented cast and 'audience involvement'. Great fun for everyone.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Great shows, great gambling, takes you back in time. We had a wonderful time enjoying the revue, costumes, live music and doing some gambling here. Enjoy!!!

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

Happy to hear that you had a good time at Diamond Tooth Gerties and enjoyed the show. Thank you for your comments! More 

Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Lots of moving around room; comfortable. This is a real ghost town that still lives. There's not much night life but this place packs in anything you want in a night; good entertainment, friendly atmosphere, slot machines, food and drink. It was where everyone goes.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a good time in Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall. More 

Baltimore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Good way to spend an evening. This is a gambling hall with an excellent show. All the proceeds stay in Dawson to support things like the arena etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

They put on three great stage shows each night. The first is a lovely (mild) tourist attraction - with requisite 'help from the crowd' numbers. The second is a tad more raunchy comedy, think Ann Corio burlesque. The late night show is wild and unpredictable. If your stay in Dawson allows it - see all three shows in an evening.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, its can-can shows and entertainment. Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), owner of Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, as not-for-profit organization does not fund the local school system, however KVA uses the profit to support the local community through other various channels. Thank you again for... More 

Wodonga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

its a fun and enjoyable Gambling Hall with 3 shows starting at 8pm for 30 minutes and going through until 12am

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you liked the Diamond Tooth Gerties gambling hall. The can-can shows are 30 minutes long, three times in the evening in the season, 8.30pm, 10pm and midnight and all three are different. Hope to see you in Dawson City again! More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

a truly entertaining evening! great show! and a fun environment to hang out in. Staff are very friendly - lots to do here in between performances.

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

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you did enjoy your evening and you liked the atmosphere we try to create there. We hope to see you in the next season! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is obviously the spot to hang out in the evenings. They recreate a saloon setting from the gold rush days. Cover charge includes "casino" money that goes to local school funding. Can-Can dancing girls and a star singer. Barbeque food that is so-so at best but does fit the atmosphere. A must see if you are in Dawson City... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, its can-can shows and entertainment. Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), owner of Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, as not-for-profit organization does not fund the local school system, however KVA uses the profit to support the local community through other various channels. Also the casino chips... More 

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