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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: 867-993-5575
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Dawson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Gambling
Owner description: Dawson City’s world famous non-profit gambling hall is named after bona fide dance hall queen...
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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 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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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

i was there in the winter. Went there with several artists .. I was amazed how cool it is.. I didn't expected there is a casino in such north.. People there were so cool.. I remember two drunk men play piano at same time.. I had a great time there and experienced things like gold rush time .. Go there... More 

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Cat Ba, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

every tourist coming to dawson comes here at least once. still, it has a vibe and its awesome... key to a good night in dawson.

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Hobart, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A visit to Dawson is not complete without a visit to Diamond tooth Gerties. This is a popular attration so there can be a wait to get in. I would recommend that you arrive eary and do the first show. Food can be purchased and offer reasonable choice and good value. Get you seat eary for the review as this... More 

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

Great to hear you enjoyed the show. Thank you for your comments. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The entertainment on stage was great. I enjoyed it. Talented ladies! I would suggest getting there 30 minutes before the show begins.

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Glad to hear that you enjoyed the show and thank you for your comments More 

Creston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Relax, kick back, get in the spirit...anyway you want to say it, it comes down to this; Diamond Tooth Gerties is a fun place to spend some time. There are locals and tourists side by side. Don't expect Las Vegas, its the Klondike and that is more earthy. The shows are quite good, the food is fine and out the... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed your time in Dawson City and Diamond Tooth Gerties. Thank you for your comments. Hope you do make it back to Dawson City. More 

Fort St. John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Liked the costumes, the singing and dancing. Part of he money from Diamond Tooth Gerties goes to charity. What I didn't like was the service.

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Happy to hear you enjoyed the show and thank you for your comments More 

pitt meadows
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Back to the Gold Rush daze. Loved Dawson City. The show was really good with Gertie and the four can-can dancers but very professional. There is a small casino and lots waiting to play cards. We did not stay long but am so glad I got to see this place. Had one drink and then headed back to the only... More 

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Glad to hear you came to Diamond Tooth Gerties and enjoyed the entertainment. Thank you for your comments. More 

L4r4k3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Must stop and take part in this throwback type dance/gambling hall. The people are fun and so are the stage performances

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

Thank you for your comments and so happy you enjoyed the entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gerties. More 

Stonewall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The performers were exceptional and their interactions with those sitting in the front floor seats was hilarious. We aren't big gamblers so the few slot machines and the few tables were enough for us.

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

Thank you for your comments and so happy you enjoyed the show. More 

Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well, you're in the Yukon and it just oozes Gold Rush, so go to Gerties for the atmosphere. The show is fairly short (about 40 minutes), but you can stay for as many shows as you like. As a performer myself, I must say that the Gertie and her four can-can dancers worked very hard. There is also a casino... More 

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So happy you enjoyed the shows and the atmosphere of Diamond Tooth Gerties. Thank you for taking the time to voice your comments. More 

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