Gambling as an inspiration of famous songs

Gambling as an inspiration of famous songs

Gambling is much older than Internet. It has a long history that dates far in the past. Usually when punter go to a land-based casino to play their favourite casino games live bands play the hit songs there.


There are a range of nice songs that have been inspired by gambling and online casinos.


These songs are a perfect background when you play an online slot or at a table game. The following hits songs can be great additions to you playlist.


"Ace of Spades" - Motörhead

Released: October 1980

This list of songs by  Motörhead was inspired by their favourite online slot by NetEnt. Life must be reckless waiting the Ace of Spades to be dealt.

Relevant Lyrics

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,

Going with the flow, it's all a game to me,

Seven or eleven, snake eyes watching you,

Double up or quit, double stake or split,

The Ace of Spades

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,

But that's the way I like it baby,

I don't wanna live for ever,

And don't forget the joker!


"Blackjack" - Ray Charles

Released: October 1955

We don't always have lucky days. We all have moments of being on the losing end of a bad hand. With this song the voice of Ray Charles brings back the life to an unlucky gambler.   .

Relevant Lyrics

I sat there with two tens

I thought I'd have some fun

The dealer hit sixteen with a five

Just enough to make twenty one

Hey hey hey yeah yeah

How unlucky can one man be

Well every quarter I get

Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me


"Easy Money" - Billy Joel

Released:  August 1983

This song was for Easy Money, a comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Billy Joel succeeded to turn a story into a song.

Relevant Lyrics

You don't have to try too hard

I don't need a song and dance

I don't need an invitation

If you've got a game of chance

Take me to the tables

Take me to the fights

Run me like the numbers

Roll me like the dice


"The Gambler" - Kenny Rogers

Released: November 1978

This song is in the country style. The story of this song takes place on a train and records a conversation with a man known only as "the gambler".

Relevant Lyrics

You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

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


"Tumbling Dice" - Rolling Stones

Released: May 1972

Tumbling Diceis is a song about "gambling and love, an old blues track." Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones was chatting to the house keeper who loved to play dice when he decided to write this song.

Relevant Lyrics

Cause all you women is low down gamblers

Cheatin' like I don't know how

But baby, I go crazy, there's fever in the funk house now

This low down bitchin' got my poor feet a itchin'

You know you know the deuce is still wild

Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me

And call me the tumbling dice


"Viva Las Vegas" - Elvis Presley

Released: April 1964

This song featured Elvis Presley as the main character. It was written for the Viva Las Vegas film. It became a hit and has been sung by numerous artists and has made an appearance in many different movies including Looney Tunes: Back in Action!

Relevant Lyrics

How I wish that there were more

Than the twenty-four hours in the day

Cause even if there were forty more

I wouldn't sleep a minute away

Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel

A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal

All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel

Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Maybe you have your own favourite song from this list. You can play slots for free at our Free Slots Section. 

Edward Griffin


Edward Griffin

Hey I'm Edward Griffin, one of the people behind I have been living, playing and working in the online casino world for the past 15 years. I am here to help you make the most informed decisions for your online casino experience.

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