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The Best Casino Songs of All Time

03 June 2020

Casino Songs Toplist

Music plays an important role in every aspect of life and for gambling it’s no different. Gambling has inspired artist to write casino themed songs and we have listed our top 20 best casino songs of all time. Below is the full list (in no specific order) but keep reading to see which song we rank as number one.

SongArtistYear
Poker FaceLady Gaga2008
Big CasinoJimmy Eat World2007
Ace of SpadesMotorhead1980
The JackAC/DC1975
Casino BoogieThe Rolling Stones1972
Tumbling DiceThe Rolling Stones1972
A little less conversationElvis Presley1970
The GamblerKenny Rogers1978
Luck Be A LadyFrank Sinatra1950
Waking Up In VegasKaty Perry 2009
Deuces Are WildAerosmith1994
Snake EyesMumford & Sons2015
Viva Las VegasElvis Presley1963
Spanish TrainChris De Burgh1975
Russian RouletteRhianna2009
You Spin Me RoundDead or Alive1984
Bingo BangoBasement Jaxx1999
Shape of My HeartSting1993
That Was a Crazy Game of PokerO.A.R.1997
Queen of HeartsJuice Newton1981

20 – Big Casino by Jimmy Eat World (2007)

This song from 2007 was recorded in Las Vegas and with the Casino term in the song title it’s enough to make it into our top 20 best casino songs of all time.

19 – Poker Face by Lady Gaga (2008)

Lady Gaga’s mega hit Poker Face from 2008 was released a few months before most online poker rooms including Bwin (who was the main sponsor of the video). Few other gambling songs have topped music lists as this song.

18 – Russian Roulette by Rhianna (2009)

One of Rhianna’s lesser known singles releases. Russian Roulette is gambling at level of risk we strongly advise to avoid. The more classical version of Roulette offers enough thrill.

17 – Waking Up In Vegas by Katie Perry (2009)

If you’ve ever been to Vegas you probably remember on how most awakenings in Vegas feels like. Waking up in Vegas is a great song to put you right back into that mood.

16 – Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton (1981)

Juice Newton classic song from 1981 makes our list in ease. Who does not love the queen of hearts.

15 – Bingo Bango by Basement Jaxx (1999)

The only reference to gambling is Bingo but considering that the lyrics are not very extensive and that we really like this song we are happy to add this great song to our toplist.

14 – You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive (1984)

Yes they actually refer to being spun around like a record but 3 and 5 reels also spin and when we see something spinning we directly think about roulette wheels or slots spinning.

13 – Spanish Train by Chris De Burgh (1975)

This album Spanish Train and Other Stories became quite controversial and was banned in a few countries. In Spanish Train Jesus and Lucifer are playing poker which did not fall out well with everyone. 

12 – Deuces Are Wild by Aerosmith (1994)

Deuces Wild is a classic video poker game from Net Entertainment and this song makes us think about this game. Top-class song from Aerosmith with iconic singer Steve Tyler.

11 – Casino Boogie by The Rolling Stones (1972)

The only reference to gambling in this song is in the song title. The lyrics are randomly put together which could be the reason why choosing the word casino in the title.

10 – That Was a Crazy Game of Poker by O.A.R. (1997)

This song is about a poker player who does not give up even though he ends up losing his money. He never ever folds and one day he will win big.

9 – Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones (1972)

This is song is about life as a gambler involving a lot of women who he cheats over and over again.

8 – Ace of Spades by Motorhead (1980)

One of the most famous casino related songs in the world. For the heavy metal fans this song should probably have been on top the list.

7 – Snake Eyes by Mumford & Sons (2015)

The most recent song to make it into the list. Snake eyes in gambling refers to the outcome of rolling the dice and getting only one pip on each die

6 – Luck Be A Lady by Frank Sinatra (1950)

A gambling tune list without a Frank Sinatra song cannot be considered a complete list. In this song you can see Sinatra playing craps, assumably in Las Vegas.

5 – A little less conversation by Elvis Presley (1970)

Featured in the classic casino heist movie Oceans Eleven this song got a revival and is one of the most iconic casino songs of all time.

4 – The Jack by AC/DC (1975)

Reading the lyrics to this song it was first obvious that this song is about a hand of poker and how the cards are dealt and that “She has the Jack”. Later explained by Bon Scott (singer in AC/DC) the jack was referred something completely different as “The Jack” is Australian slang for Gonorrhea.

3 – Shape of My Heart by Sting (1993)

The lyrics are about a gambler who is searching for the meaning of life and analyzing life through the eyes of a gambler.

2 – Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley (1963)

No description needed, this is gambling in audio.

1 – The Gambler by Kenny Rogers (1978)

For us this is the most iconic casino song. The video where Rogers meets a gambler who teaches him how when to hold’em and when to fold’em. This is a great song!


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