7 Awesome Casino Songs to Play During Your Next Games Night

What would games night be without a little music playing in the background? If you are tired of the same currently trendy pop songs, it just might be time to get innovative. Maybe it is time to unearth those classic casino songs that have been buried for far too long now. Since some of them may have been recorded before your time, let’s look at these seven awesome songs that inspired many gamers over the years.

1. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Anyone who has ever step foot in a casino has probably immediately thought of this Kenny Rogers classic. Recorded in 1987, The Gambler will probably be on the top 100 country songs of all time. Not only does it impart the wisdom of age to youth, but it also forms a metaphor for life in that you can’t live without gambling on what lies ahead. This is often a song played in land-based casinos but if you prefer to frequent Online Casinos, then you’ll have to do your own music mix. In fact, if you’re looking for an online site for games night that deals a cool hand of poker, check out the comparisons and mini reviews on the OnlineCasinos website. Here is where you’ll find those that offer Texas Hold’em, inspired by the song. With Kenny in the background and an online casino you’ve found, remember, it’s all about knowing when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.

2. Queen of Hearts – Juice Newton

While the entire song so skilfully sung by Juice Newton is actually a metaphor for the game of love, even though it’s not really a casino song, it does call your favourite casinos to mind. Perhaps the intent is to focus on another metaphor. In some card games the Queen of Hearts is the most powerful card in the deck and this is why messing with her could be more trouble than it’s worth.

3. Big Casino – Jimmy Eat World

With the music video having been shot in Las Vegas, here is another song to get the heart pumping on games night. Big Casino really is about casinos and if just the mere mention of a casino doesn’t put you in the wagering mood, what will? As for the genre of the song and the type of music Jimmy Eat World falls within, it’s sometimes referred to as post-grunge, alternative or emo. In any case, it will be hard to resist tapping that food to such a powerful beat.

4. Luck Be a Lady – Frank Sinatra

Speaking of Las Vegas, what celeb can hold a candle to Mr. Sin City himself, Frank Sinatra? No matter what game you are playing and whether or not you will be wagering anything of value, you always want lady luck on your side. That’s what this Sinatra classic is all about. Need a little help calling that lucky lady to your side? Let Sinatra do it for you with Luck Be a Lady.

5. Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Where do you think that expression ever came from? In live poker games you need to keep all emotion from your face if you want to bluff your way through the hand you’ve been dealt. Not only is Lady Gaga quite popular today, but her songs will also certainly get the adrenaline up, the foot tapping and leave you ready to bluff your way to the winner’s circle on any game you choose. Isn’t it time to be a Poker Face like the song tells you to be? When playing a hand or two at a local casino, bring along the stoic expression you’ve worked so hard to perfect. Of course, if you are playing online, no one will see your face, but Lady Gaga will inspire you to expertly play the hand you’ve been dealt.

6. Casino Boogie – Rolling Stones

Then there’s the all-time classic rock band that ever came close to rivalling the Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Even if you haven’t seen the video released of Casino Boogie and Mick Jagger boogying across the stage, you will find your own hips swaying and your heart pumping on the ready to do a bit of wagering yourself! Bear in mind that it’s games night and those songs blasting in the background are an important element in going for a winning mindset. 

7. That Was a Crazy Game of Poker – O.A.R.

What else can we say about That Was a Crazy Game of Poker when it comes to setting the mood for a couple hands of Texas Hold’em or 7-Card Stud? If you are looking for a casino that offers these games, why not choose to play online? This way you can choose all the songs that put you in the mood for landing in the winner’s circle and you don’t need to listen to meaningless banter in the background. Formed in 1997, O.A.R. is an alternative rock band still playing today. With more than two-and-a-half decades in the music business, they sure know how to set the stage for a crazy game of poker. Add this to your games night playlist and you will most definitely be ready hit the jackpot in a very big way.

There’s nothing like games night with a group of friends, even if it’s taking place at home and not in a club or casino. With many of the games you play being developed for game systems, you can each get settled in a gaming chair, with gaming headsets and music playing throughout the night. With a little bit of rhythm in the background and modern warfare on the monitor to get you pumping, it will be the music you most remember that led you to a much-needed win. Whether gaming or gambling, music can put you in the mood faster than any known catalyst and this is why that games night playlist can be even more important that the beer. Well, maybe not, but it is important nonetheless.

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