Today, mobile and browser games are extremely popular. More and more players are turning to casino games because they have the same quality, as those available in desktop version at new online casino sites. Whether you like slots, poker or roulette, check out our selection of casino and gambling-themed songs, and make yourself a lively and rhythmic playlist!
1. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry (2009)
In this 2009 pop hit called "Waking Up In Vegas", Katy Perry sings about the hypnotic scale of Las Vegas and the thrill of hitting the jackpot. It can only end one way according to the song's lyrics, "You got me into this/information overload, situation lost control/Send out an S.O.S."
2. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers (1978)
"The Gambler" is a country music classic released in 1978. In it, Kenny Rogers tells of a beautiful encounter with a gambler on a train with no destination. After asking the narrator for a sip of his whiskey, the gambler shares his wise experience gained after countless games, then singing these now iconic lyrics, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."
3. Poker Face - Lady Gaga (2008)
The career of the extravagant pop superstar Lady Gaga exploded in 2008 with the release of "Poker Face". The famous song draws parallels between love and poker. Some lyrics say that a mysterious person can fan the flames of love. In this song, Lady Gaga does not only refer to poker, but also to many other games such as roulette, blackjack or spades.
4. Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley (1962)
The King of Rock 'n Roll Elvis Presley sings an ode to Las Vegas in this classic, "Viva Las Vegas", which can be heard in the movie of the same name. With lyrics like "Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn so get those stakes up higher", it represents the life of a gambler trapped like a fly in the city that never sleeps.
5. Ace of Spades - Motorhead (1980)
If heavy metal is your style of choice, then "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead is the perfect song for you. You'll hear references to poker, like "Pushing up the ante, I know you got to see me", this song is about living a dangerous life with no regrets.
6. Countin' - 2 Chainz (2016)
As for 2 Chainz' song "Countin'", it's about money, but there are a few lines about gambling. In his song, the rapper says that even though he bets 100,000 with the Falcons only to lose it right after ("Bet a hundred thousand with the Falcons, lost a hundred with the Falcons"), he doesn't care because he's a gambler first.
7. Desperado - The Eagles (1973)
This song composed by The Eagles tells the story of a man lost in his nostalgia for the past. "Desperado" has its share of gambling references, such as "Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy, she'll beat you if she's able" and "You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet." Referring to a man who has to put up with his bad choices, these words reveal his self-destructive nature that only makes things worse.
8. When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed (1971)
In 1971, Jerry Reed's cowboy hit "When You're Hot, You're Hot" tells a story about a winning streak in a craps game involving an attentive cop and a manipulator. The word "hot" refers to the vocabulary of the game, as it is used to define a winning streak. In the song, Jerry Reed recounts his craps wins with his friends, until the police officer arrests him and takes him to court, the judge being a long-time friend.