While it’s clearly a big ask to starting reeling off slots specific songs, you’d perhaps be surprised to learn of how many well known casino songs there are. It stands to reason really, as good fortune (or lack of) and winning and losing are themes returned to again and again in music. On top of that there is of course a certain style and aesthetic that comes along with high end gambling. It’s a world you want to be in, but at the same time one that comes with its risks.
Top Five Casino Themed Songs
5 – Big Casino by Jimmy Eat World
The video for this track was filmed in Sin City, and although Big Casino isn’t one of their best known trackers, they’ve had some classics in their time. Wlecome to the list, lads!
4 – Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra
I’m pretty sure Old Blue Eyes had a lot of Luck with the Ladies. Althought this isn’t a casino specific song, it certainly has that feel to it, and who doesn’t want lady luck on their side?
3 – Poker Face by Lady Gaga
“I wanna hold’em like the do in Texas, please / fold ‘em, let em’ hit me / raise it baby, stay with me” A shout out to Texas Hold Em in this modern pop classic
2 – Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
Hopefully this one doesn’t require much explanation. Las Vegas is the Gambling Mecca, and Elvis was the face and stardust sprinkled on it
1 – The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done”
Who doesn’t love a bit of Kenny Rogers? With his trademark twang and country crooner in The Gambler, Kenny perfectly captures the mind of the gambler in a lyrical style that’s unique to him