What are the greatest gambling songs of all time?

Music -we all need a soundtrack to our lives, and not just the noises of the slots! Music is a constant throughout history and has been a part of some of the most memorable moments through time, whether in real life or in movies. Freddie Mercury and Queen at Live Aid. Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. And who can forget Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries during the most epic scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now?

So, what is the soundtrack for all us online gamblers and virtual gamers. PlayLive Casino has picked ten of our most memorable music tracks that should speak to every gambler.

Top ten gambling songs:

10. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

An ode to Sin City, its games, its people and its enduring title as the ultimate gaming capital of the world.

9. All I Wanna Do Is Play Cards ­– Corb Lund

Why haven’t more people heard this Canadian country classic? Maybe because all our singer wants to do is play cards. Stuff music or hockey or hot, single ladies ­ just give him his deck and he’s happy.

8. The Card Cheat – The Clash

The original punk rockers tell us exactly what happens when you try to slip an extra card into the game.

7. Shape Of My Heart ­– Sting

An unusual choice but when you hear how the poker player doesn’t play to winn or lose but rather for knowledge, you’ll look at your deck of cards in a whole new light. Very unusual but very cool.

6. Gambler’s Blues – B.B. King

Find a live version if you can – the guitar maestro should be experienced in all his improv glory. We all know that biggest gamble is the gamble on love and \’he King of the Blues’ sure knows a thing or two about throwing the dice and following his heart.

5. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra

Ol’ Blue Eyes was the ultimate Vegas man, rubbing shoulders with mobsters and giving Sin City a soundtrack that still lives today. How often do we send up a plea to Lady Luck?

4. Black Queen – Stephen Stills

“This is a song about a card game.” With that opening, what else do you need to know except that this blues/rock number should be blasted at every casino on the hour.

3. On the Nickel – Tom Waits

A reference to Fifth Street, Los Angeles (and a term for the river card in poker) this Tom Waits classic reminds us that most games have a winner and a loser.

2. The Ace of Spades – Motörhead

A heavy metal classic tribute to that venerable card, growled out by Lemmy in his own incomparable style, heavy on the bass and a tune guaranteed to get your blood pounding.

1. The Gambler – 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.” The ultimate gamblin’ song from the ultimate gamblin’ man. RIP Kenny, you may have folded in 2020 but this song will keep you winning forever.

If you’re looking for some greatest casino songs of all time to get your virtual gaming in tune, join us at PlayLive Casino and take a tour through South Africa’s biggest online casino. You may just find that game that really sings to you.

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