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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

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Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada
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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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Great place for a drink or a quick meal.

It is a Pub or Casino as they call it.Lots of poker machines and card tables.You can sit and have a drink or a hamburger and play the pokies or tables if you want..They have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a Pub or Casino as they call it.Lots of poker machines and card tables.You can sit and have a drink or a hamburger and play the pokies or tables if you want..They have entertainment on some nights.

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Ontario
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We just finished competing I the Yukon River Quest, and Gerties was a great place to have some fun and relax. Bar, Gambling Hall, and a stage show reminiscent of the dance hall shows of the gold rush era with a little audience participation. Defiantly a fun stop in Dawson. A few beers and I tried the lasagna, all was... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Gerties is the oldest gambling casino in Canada! It is certainly value for the money paid at the door, the stage entertainment is well done and inclusive with audience. Such a nice atmosphere to be in for an evening activity

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a must do venue in Dawson City. Not like going to Las Vegas. It has a small town feel to it. The shows are excellent!

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Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We saw Diamond Gerties and it looked like fun. The place was buzzing and everybody enjoyed themselves. The drinks were reasonable priced and we also saw and talked to lots of locals . The dancing girls were very good and had the crowd (one of them was my hubby @74) participating . It was all done with great humour. It... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The shows were fantastic - highly recommend people make an evening of it. The performances were excellent with humor, great singing and dancing; very entertaining. Tons of fun (even if you aren't a gambler - go for the shows!); so glad we stayed up late to watch all the evening's shows.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Gerties is the oldest casino in Canada and was the first to have gambling, entertainment and liquor on the floor at the same time. The casino was established via an act of the Canadian Government and to carry on the history of the Yukon Gold Rush. Season tickets may be purchased if you are visiting Dawson a few times in... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were told by locals that this is a must see! We went early to buy our passes and then walked around until the first show. There were three shows, 8:30, 10 and midnight. Each one getting progressively more risqué. There are tables for black jack and poker, there is also slots and roulette. There is an upper ring for... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

we felt that we had stepped back in time as we watched Gertie and her girls. They put on three shows a night which become raunchier as the night wears on.

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Palmwoods, Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This was a great night. Tickets cost can13 and that was unlimited entry for the year!! The show was great as was the atmosphere. Was disappointed in my meal - overpriced and more an entree size but other than that - great fun!

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