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“great show, unique experience, staff could be better” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall
Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
867-993-5575
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Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Dawson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Gambling
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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.
Yellowknife, Canada
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“great show, unique experience, staff could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I stopped here on my visit to dawson city and must say that diamond tooth gerties is good fun. it truly is a one of a kind casino and the atmosphere is truly unique. the nightly show with the can can girls and whatnot is great. the only beef I had was an issue with the casino floor staff where they were in the wrong (wont go into all the gory details) and would not admit it or address the situation. found it to be very unprofessional. just recognize that while it is a "real" casino, the staff is not as trained up as what you would find in most southern casinos.

Visited June 2013
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“An evening back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Although a rather short show (30 minutes), we enjoyed the singing and dancing. And you can stay for as many shows as you want for the same entry price of 10$ for an entire year :-)
When you are in Dawson, it's absolutely a visit to consider!

Visited July 2013
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“Must do in Dawson City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you are spending the night in Dawson City, I recommend going to Diamond Tooth Gerties for the show and gambling (if you enjoy that). The is show is very well done. They do a nice job of giving you the feel of the Gold Rush days.

Visited July 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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“EPIC FUNTIMES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

No seriously. I had a blast. We wanted to see the midnight show, because we heard it was the best, but instead we went to the 10:30 show, which was just as fun. Actually had good drink specials. So i was surprised by that. We paid 10 dollars expecting to only see one show, but found out not only could we see all three, but it was a season pass. I am three hours away, so I might try to do this a few more times this summer. The Gambling was fun as well. Great show!

Visited July 2013
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“Reminiscent of what it must have been like.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Although they say the late show is good, it's more modern. The early show has all the costumes and the traditional cancan skirts. Was a great show.

Visited June 2013
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