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“You have to do it if you are in town”

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Dawson City
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Lincolnshire
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“You have to do it if you are in town”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

It was like something out of a western movie. A cliché but in its own way entertaining. The reasonable entry fee ensured I went in, though I was fearing the worse, it was better than expected.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place is good and entertaining but for a really good show then you need to come to Squirrel Tooth Alice's dance hall. It is a legend.

Visited July 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good way to unwind after being on a tour bus all day”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

There was a fee for entrance, however it's good for future visits. We were in Dawson two nights so we went twice to the show. There is a an independent fast food restaurant inside that serves good food that is reasonably priced.
Fun interaction with the singers, dancers and audience.

Visited September 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Fun place to hang out”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Go with your friends, grab a beer and enjoy the performances of the can-can dancers. There are three shows a day and the shows get more and more risque as the night progresses. But Gerties ensures you have a great time. When I went there there was a CAD10 fee bu that was good for the entire season. Also, try the pizzas. They are quite good.

Visited June 2013
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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Old time fun”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

What a fantastic place. This worthwhile casino uses money won from patrons to re-invest back into their community. The show the ladies put on is great. Good music, singing, and dancing. The staff are friendly, and the beer is cold!

They charge you 10.00 admission fee, but it's good for 2 nights. It's a great place to enjoy a drink, a show and if you wish to gamble or not.

Visited August 2013
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