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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

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Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: 867-993-5575
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Description: 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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Great place to go back in time. It's like walking back in time. Great entertainment. A must do in Dawson city!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to go back in time. It's like walking back in time. Great entertainment. A must do in Dawson city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Diamond Tooth Gerties offers three cabaret shows during the evening which are quite entertaining. We were positively surprised by the quality! It is possible to gamble between and during each show. Note that all profits go the community of Dawson as the gambling hall is operated by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) ! It makes loosing money a good deed!... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The show was excellent; far more entertaining and varied than I had expected. The pizza was delicious, although they had much more on the small menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a fun place. Even if you are not into gambling, visiting Diamond Tooth Gerties is a must. The night show is very entertaining and fun. Audience participation is required, especially if you sit up front. Only issue was with the wait staff. It was difficult to get drinks ordered and it wasn't due to being overcrowded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I thought the show was a little hokey . Gertie had a great voice but I wasn't impressed by the 4 dancers. The cheeseburgers were pretty good though and all the proceeds from the gambling go for city improvements which makes loosing money there a little easier to take.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You can go to gamble, have a drink or just to see the stage show. Three shows a night, each one getting a little looser and we were told the dancers 'showed it all' at the midnight show. We went for the 10:00 stage show which was high energy with great voices, beautiful costumes and performers, and a little humor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fun, good show, enjoyed, didn't want to sit near front row and be dragged up on stage so sat in balcony and enjoyed show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What a gem. We went to both the earlier show and the later show. Great fun, the show is very entertaining with Gertie having a wonderful voice and having the audience in the palm of her hand the whole time. That team really know how to work a crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did not gamble. We went for the stage show. They have three shows an evening. The later the show, the less the dancers wear. The dancers were good and the musicians and singers were excellent. They included a few audience members in one of their dances. It was a fun time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A must see in Dawson. Great show put on and a cool atmosphere that almost takes you back to the Gold rush

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