The craze of gambling is everywhere. There are numerous books written on anti-hero type protagonists worming their way through casinos and gambling dens as they make money left and right and save the ubiquitous damsel in distress, and countless movies filled to the brim with action sequences of security guards trying to catch casino thieves. It is, therefore, no surprise that this topic has made its way to the music industry. Singers and poets have long been fascinated with the thrill and danger of the Las Vegas back rooms and club nights. From songs about bingo to poker, and even a slight hat tip to slots, there is plenty of blood warming music out there that could make the perfect soundtrack for your mobile casino.
Some gamblers now choose to spice their online casino sprees in sites like bet365 and William Hill with appropriate accompanying tunes that create a full-blooded virtual experience, complete with the right ambiance and feel. Along with spinning tracks that make ripples in the club world, some DJs are now creating their own tunes and soundtracks, picking up on what makes casino games like roulette (for the best online roulette casinos, try looking at onlineroulettecasino.co or blackjack so entertaining.
If you are looking for the right tunes to play for your next online jaunt, here are some of the best casino songs that you might choose from:
Poker Face by Lady Gaga
After the instant popularity of Just Dance, it was no wonder when this eccentric pop star exploded onto the scenes with her next hit, “Poker Face”. And though the song goes beyond just the wonders of poker and gambling, Lady Gaga was successful in hitting just the right level of excitement and edge, making such an irresistible tune that to not tap your feet to the hypnotic beat is only for the strongest of wills—and maybe not for them either. Her love for poker shows through in her lyrics, with her mention of Texas Hold’em Poker, and the song positively thrums with energy and power.
“I wanna hold’em like they do in Texas, please
Fold’em, let em’ hit me
Raise it, baby, stay with me”
Luck be a Lady by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was ever a man of the table at the Sin City, keeping many an audience enthralled with his voice and presence. Frank’s beautiful vocals make this song far more than the lyrics of gambler Sky Masterson hoping to win a bet that might or might not save his relationship. This song speaks to the environment of romance and tragedy that surrounds gambling tables and draws more people ever toward it.
“A lady never leaves her escort
It isn’t fair, it isn’t nice
A lady doesn’t wander all over the room
And blow on some other guy’s dice”
The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
The song has got ‘the gambler’ in the title! If there is ever a song that speaks to the heartstrings of a gambler and gets him/her to hold onto the edge of their seats, it is this beautiful piece by Kenny Rogers. About a man who meets a gambler and, for the price of his whiskey and a cigarette, gets offered some advice. Kenny’s 1987 classic is all about knowing your place at the table and, most importantly, to know when the time is right to cut and run. This song has got to be on any self-respecting casino songs playlist.
“Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his face lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right”
You spin me round (like a record) by Dead or Alive
Songs have never been only about the direct and literal meaning of the lyrics. They are a language of emotions and feelings, meaning different for every person. It all depends upon the situation and what the first image is that assaults your head on hearing the tune. And in this vein, Dead or Alive might seem to be singing about a wonderful ‘baby’ and how he/she spins them around like a ‘record’, but we are sitting at mobile slots will only be seeing the reels spin.
“You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round”
Bingo Bango by Basement Jaxx
Obviously, we are not going to talk about the singular lyrical genius of this song (er…), but if Bingo is your bag-o, then this song is sure to make it onto your casino song playlist, if only for aesthetic reasons and because it is the perfect thing to put on loop in a thrilling game (come to think of it, the whole thing is already a big fat loop in itself). If you love a quiet game of mobile bingo and wish to spice it up with something that is not too overly distracting but still adds something funky to the mood, then this song is the perfect choice for you.