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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

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Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson City, 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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I was able to play $3 blackjack for the evening and it only cost me $20. (not including the entrance fee) It was fun to watch the show and gamble. A blast from the past.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Oriillia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was able to play $3 blackjack for the evening and it only cost me $20. (not including the entrance fee) It was fun to watch the show and gamble. A blast from the past.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Twelve dollars gets you in for your entire stay with three shows each evening and each show being different. Great entertainment and very good quality performers!

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been wanting to go here for years. I was not disappointed. Something you must do once!! Good service. A treat after 420 mile boat trek.

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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For an entrance fee of $12 you get a ticket that is good for the entire season. We went to just one show, which lasted about 50 minutes, but it was well worth the price. It's fun, high-energy, and just what you'd expect from the oldest such establishment in Canada.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This show was the icing on the cake for our Dawson City VIsit - the 10:00 show was authentic 1898 Dawson City - the singer and her "waiter" did an excellent job of allowing us to relive 1898 Dawson - her voice was above fantastic, the dance girls and routines were to my mind authentic - a truly authentic Dawson... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just one of those things you have to experience. Diamond Tooth Gerties is a casino, bar, restaurant and they have 3 shows each night (8:30, 10:00 and midnight). You buy a $12 ticket but it's good to use for your whole time in Dawson (so you can enter the casino and see multiple shows on the same $12).... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took in this show three times, all at various time slots. The show is different for each time slot. Very enjoyable and what makes this unique is they get audience participation. Some of our group landed up on the stage along with the performers as well. What made this special for my wife and I was that the next... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have 2 shows a day, first was full, we could not get in, cost $12, it is worth it. Like the old days, girls dancing cancan. If like history you have to go. After the late show drive up the mountain Dome, must go up in end of June 21 people go up and party because sun does not... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the show which was the best we've seen on our journey through the Yukon and Alaska. We don't gamble but this is a not-for-profit enterprise which supports Dawson's library and other City places/events. Be aware that it's strictly cash, no plastic accepted.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't gamble per se so we were there for the shows. They were great. 8:30 show gets busy, so get there early, later shows are less busy. They have 1, 5 and 25 cent slot machines so you can idle away quite inexpensively. Beer is reasonably priced.

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