It has been said that life requires a soundtrack, in good times and bad. The right mood music can make all the difference sometimes. In that spirit we present the following list of gambling classics. Whether you're on a long road trip to Las Vegas or looking for the perfect soundtrack for a night in at home playing the latest video slots games, these are the songs to get you in that rambling, gambling vibe.
"The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers
An all-time classic, still spoofed today in television insurance ads featuring Rogers himself. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to hold ‘em. You already know the rest. Not only does this song provide great and sensible gambling advice, but it is also the perfect track to play on your way to the casino.
"Easy Money" by Billy Joel
The theme song from the Rodney Dangerfield/Joe Pesci film of the same name, this track is a literal ode to the joys of winning at gambling. Horses, prizefights, the tables - all are referenced here by the great Billy Joel, a man who knows a thing or two about living life on the edge.
"The House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals
As prominently featured by the great director Martin Scorsese in his films Casino and Goodfellas, this classic rock winner tells the tragic story of a man who loses everything while gambling. A cautionary tale in rock and roll form, it's a gritty and realistic look at knowing ones limits and surviving to play another day.
"Blackjack" by Ray Charles
One of the most underrated songs in the Ray Charles catalogue, this look at life at the blackjack table is Charles at his best. The amazing voice, heartbreaking words and gorgeous panio lead you through a true gambler's journey in musical form.
"The Jack" by AC/DC
Leave it to the great Australian rockers AC/DC to teach you that you should never underestimate your opponent at the gaming table. The late, great Bon Scott sings a classic gamblers tale when he encounters a woman who looks like an easy mark, only for her to beat him at the table using "The Jack."