Top 10 Songs To Gamble To On The Go
Source: Pixabay Over the years there have been dozens of songs that have been written about gambling. Just about every genre of musician, from pop to country, has sung about rolling the dice or winning big, and what better songs to listen to when you’re doing the same? You can enhance your mobile casino sessions with these great gambling themed tunes, as they are sure to really out you in the mood!
#1: Motorhead – The Ace of Spades
[embed]https://youtu.be/1iwC2QljLn4[/embed] Still popular among listeners of all tastes to this day, The Ace of Spades was Motörhead's cornerstone track – and it isn’t hard to see that it’s all about the wonderful game of Poker. Lyrics like “Seven or eleven, snake eyes watching you; double up or quit, double stake or split, the Ace of Spades” make this song the perfect accompaniment to any card game of your choice.
#2: Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
[embed]https://youtu.be/Jj4nJ1YEAp4[/embed] This is another iconic track in general, not to mention one of the world’s most well known songs about wagering. Many folks have even learned the basics of playing Poker from Kenny Rogers’ gentle crooning thanks to lyrics like “You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table, there'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done”!
#3: Leonard Cohen – The Stranger
[embed]https://youtu.be/ZqlR5D0y23s[/embed] Cohen is famous for his slow, soulful tracks and insightful lyrics, and mobile players will love The Stranger, one of his lesser-known numbers with a gambling theme. First hitting charts in the 1960s, the song includes lines like “Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another” which are certainly reminiscent of Cohen’s favourite card game of Poker.
#4: Corb Lund – All I Wanna Do is Play Cards
[embed]https://youtu.be/xg1pfGVLwjc[/embed] This jazzy Western-themed song is upbeat, uplifting, and just a little bit tongue-in-cheek. It’s based on the iconic game of Blackjack, which would perfectly suit your European Blackjack sessions at Ruby Fortune! If you are like rockabilly fiend Lund in that “all you want to do is play cards”, this is the ideal country rock addition to your playlist.
#5: Ray Charles – Blackjack
[embed]https://youtu.be/uVDleSuD-MQ[/embed] Rhythm ‘n blues fans will find their perfect gambling-themed song in this soulful track by none other than Ray Charles himself. Charles was a well known advocate of Blackjack; a pastime that he pursued with great passion in his spare time. Of course, he wasn’t always lucky in the game, hence lyrics like “How unlucky can one man be? Well every quarter I get, Lord, blackjack takes it away from me...”
#6: The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
https://youtu.be/XAWjSTwvroY The Stones are nothing short of classic in the rock world, and their song Tumbling Dice is familiar to punters all over the planet as one of the top 10 songs to play games to. Released in 1972, lyrics like “Honey, got no money, I'm all sixes and sevens and nines” in this cheery number make it a fine addition to a gaming playlist!
#7: The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
https://youtu.be/5A-4VGfx5lU There are very few people today who wouldn’t recognize the guitar intro or the words to this rock classic. Based on the game of Poker, House of the Rising Sun is all about the ups and downs of playing to win in the old-school parlours of New Orleans. As Eric Burdon sings “My father was a gambling man, down in New Orleans” you will undoubtedly find yourself singing along.
#8: Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
https://youtu.be/ui0EgRsFVN8 Elvis’s Viva Las Vegas has appeared in virtually every Vegas-themed film and series since it first hit radios many decades back. This feel-good track describes the glitz, glamour and thrill of the City of Sin, and its clear in lines like “Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire. Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn, so get those stakes up higher!” that the Great Presley was a fan of wagering big too!
#9: The Pogues – Bottle of Smoke
[embed]https://youtu.be/MhOfxCnXG98[/embed] Even Irish punk band The Pogues have seemingly enjoyed a few action-packed days at the races. Bottle of Smoke is the name of the horse that frontman Shane McGowan bet on in the punchy Celtic rock song, and in those infamous lines, “I bet on a horse called the Bottle of Smoke and my horse won” it’s evident that he managed to get his stake back and then some.
#10: Frank Sinatra – Luck Be a Lady
https://youtu.be/X69P_Vce9vw Frank Sinatra hit the nail on the head in his description of Lady Luck when he sang, “You might forget your manners, you might refuse to stay - and so the best that I can do is pray, luck be lady tonight!” If you’re hoping that luck will be on your side in your next gaming session, add this classic song to your playlist to entice her to stick around!