Visiting Dawson is a musical adventure
Klondike by night
True, bawdy Klondike hospitality in Dawson City can be found
at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall. Built in 1910 by the
Arctic Brotherhood, the building became the centre of Dawson's
social scene. It was taken over by the Klondike Visitors Association
in 1971 and was converted into Canada's first casino.
The casino was named for Gertie Lovejoy, a dance-hall queen who
had a diamond inserted between her two front teeth. It continues
to follow the traditions of her lifestyle with nightly live can-can
shows. It is still equipped as a fully functional casino with
blackjack and poker tables, roulette wheels and slot machines.
All of the revenue generated by the casino is reinvested back
into the community and used to promote the Klondike area and preserve
its history and culture.
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