Diamond Tooth Gerties

Opened in 1971, Diamond Tooth Gerties is a non-profit organization, reinvesting money in our community through grant programs, fundraising opportunities, sponsorship, contracts, wages, and marketing Dawson City as a tourist destination. Gerties prides itself on being Canada’s oldest casino, and the only casino in the Yukon!

Gerties offers a variety of tables from blackjack to roulette, boasts 64 slot machines, and host various poker games and tournaments! With a bar fully equipped with quality beers and fine crafted cocktails, Al’s Concession stand, and nightly exhilarating cancan shows throughout the summer season, Gerties provides a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone!

For more information about Gerties, please visit www.diamondtoothgerties.com

Rich & Dynamic History

The building that is home to Diamond Tooth Gerties was originally built in 1901 by the Arctic Brotherhood a popular fraternal organization at the time.  Over the years the hall hosted many community events including balls, dinners, and even activities like indoor baseball!  Ownership changed hands many times, but it always functioned as a community gathering place.  Now a Municipal Heritage Site, the building still stays true to its original function of being a place where people gather and have a good time.

The
Infamous
Diamond
Tooth
Gertie

For a more detailed history of our namesake, read Kathy and Michael Gates article 

From left:⁠ A man called Jack, Gertie Lovejoy, Cad Wilson, Tommy Dolan⁠ Photo by Eric A. Hegg

Gertie Lovejoy (what a name!) is one of the more elusive names to come out of the Klondike Goldrush.  The legend of Diamond Tooth Gertie remains quite a mystery.  She was a dancehall girl, who later married Dawson City’s most prominent lawyer and did in fact have a diamond between her teeth.

Laura Berton writes of Gertie in her memoir “I Married the Klondike”: “…a demure little woman, quite pretty and very self-effacing. She had little to say, but when she did speak, the famous diamond could be seen glittering between the two front teeth.”

Diamond Tooth Gerties

Opened in 1971, Diamond Tooth Gerties is a non-profit organization, reinvesting money in our community through grant programs, fundraising opportunities, sponsorship, contracts, wages, and marketing Dawson City as a tourist destination. Gerties prides itself on being Canada’s oldest casino, and the only casino in the Yukon!

Gerties offers a variety of tables from blackjack to roulette, boasts 64 slot machines, and host various poker games and tournaments! With a bar fully equipped with quality beers and fine crafted cocktails, Al’s Concession stand, and nightly exhilarating cancan shows throughout the summer season, Gerties provides a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone!

For more information about Gerties, please visit www.diamondtoothgerties.com

Rich & Dynamic History

The building that is home to Diamond Tooth Gerties was originally built in 1901 by the Arctic Brotherhood a popular fraternal organization at the time.  Over the years the hall hosted many community events including balls, dinners, and even activities like indoor baseball!  Ownership changed hands many times, but it always functioned as a community gathering place.  Now a Municipal Heritage Site, the building still stays true to its original function of being a place where people gather and have a good time.

The
Infamous
Diamond
Tooth
Gertie

For a more detailed history of our namesake, read Kathy and Michael Gates article 

From left:⁠ A man called Jack, Gertie Lovejoy, Cad Wilson, Tommy Dolan⁠ Photo by Eric A. Hegg

Gertie Lovejoy (what a name!) is one of the more elusive names to come out of the Klondike Goldrush.  The legend of Diamond Tooth Gertie remains quite a mystery.  She was a dancehall girl, who later married Dawson City’s most prominent lawyer and did in fact have a diamond between her teeth.

Laura Berton writes of Gertie in her memoir “I Married the Klondike”: “…a demure little woman, quite pretty and very self-effacing. She had little to say, but when she did speak, the famous diamond could be seen glittering between the two front teeth.”