We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Queen and Fourth Ave, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-993-5575
Website
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 332 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Lots of fun - fantastic shows

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Marcella A
,
Unity
Add Photo Write a Review

332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 311: English reviews
Unity
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Marcella A
Whitehorse, Canada
Level Contributor
126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Helpful?
Thank AvalonFlyBird
Level Contributor
69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Katrina C
Cape Town
Level Contributor
219 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Palmwoods, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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!

Helpful?
Thank jill f
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went there on recommendation from our tour leader and had a super time. It took a while to get served but the place was packed and we didn't mind. The entertainers were very good, the dancers did a great job and to get some people (hubby ) on the stage made for a fun time. Lots of locals there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monismith2014
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The final show of the season is always a bit special, and this was no exception. The artists put all their souls into it, and the place was rammed; I believe they stopped people coming in. There is a good bar and eaterie here too, to ease any financial losses from the tables or slot machines. This is a working... More 

Helpful?
Thank TormodMM
KlondikeVisitorsAssc, Marketing and Events at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed that last show and your overall experience at Diamond Tooth Gerties! It is a very special show, and the performers do put a lot of energy into making it a great night for all. We hope to see you again next year! More 

Diamond Bar, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fun tourist attraction made for you to feel like it's the 'old days'. It's large and loud, with drinks and a nice little cancan show.

Helpful?
Thank Sosabear
Hinxworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Diamond Tooth Gerties as always a good,place to spend the evening watching a show, snacks etc available.

Helpful?
Thank djabja
Custer, Washington
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Good show, fun entertainment. Arrive early for a good seat. We'd heard there was a restaurant...not so much...more of a snack bar.

Helpful?
Thank CarolynD53

Travellers who viewed Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall also viewed

 
Dawson City, Yukon
 

Been to Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Lynge, Frederiksborg, Denmark
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?