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All Time Top Ten Songs with a Gambling Theme

We’ve handpicked some great songs with a gambling theme from various music genres, from rock ‘n’ roll to heavy metal, country, soul, New Wave and even Sinatra.

This is our compilation of all-time top ten songs that have a gambling theme, so here we go:


10. The B-52s – “Queen of Las Vegas”

A straightforward New Wave song by the B-52s great for fans of 80s. This is the song that can get you a healthy dose of punchy synthesizer and drum machine. The song can be found on their album titled “Whammy” from 1983 and is one of the several singles released from that album. This song is clearly about a gambling addiction.


9. Gram Parsons – “Ooh Las Vegas”

There hasn’t been a song with ‘Las Vegas’ in its title that didn’t have a cheerful tone, although the lyrics to this one convey a rather painful dilemma of a man addicted to gambling that turns to alcohol each time he gambles. Here Gram Parsons delivers an up-beat country song with some of the craziest pedal steel skills you’ve heard.


8. Clint Black – “A Good Run of Bad Luck”

I love this song and its catchy melody. Plus, it was a soundtrack to one of the best movies about poker, “Maverick”, featuring Mel Gibson. The song itself is about playing craps fast and loose. It’s one of the best folk-rock songs you’ll find.


7. AC/DC – “The Jack”

AC/DC are true legends of rock music known for their nitty-gritty lyrics about man’s cravings like women, rock ‘n’ roll and booze, having a good time… and of course gambling. This song is one of their slower and heavier ones and is actually not about gambling itself, but about a dirty woman whose personality has been described in gambling lingo.


6. Frank Sinatra – “Luck Be A Lady”

Let’s get back to lovelier stuff, like Frank Sinatra, one of the rarest artists that oozed coolness. He epitomizes everything that is old-school and cool. “Luck Be A Lady” is a nice song to listen while gambling, especially if you are losing.


5. Ray Charles – “Blackjack”

Ray Charles has probably the most songs where you can find references to gambling. This song is all about gambling and the game of blackjack. It shows how cruel the game can be and tells that there are many downs and many ups. Interestingly, Ray Charles wrote the song after having won in blackjack against T-Bone Walker.


4. Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”

One of the more predictable inclusions in this list, and also very cliché, but nevertheless a very great song. There are some great advices across the lyrics like “”If you’re gonna play the game, boy, You gotta learn to play it right”. Who knows how many times people have ruined this song on a karaoke night.


3. Motorhead – “The Ace Of Spades”

Now, this is without a doubt the heaviest song on this list! One of the best adrenaline-pumping songs in heavy metal written by the god himself, Lemmy. It is brilliantly simple, yet with many strokes of genius especially in the guitar solo parts. A song that describes a life that only Lemmy has managed to live to the fullest and we can only dream of. Immediately after hearing the starting lyrics of the song “If you like to gamble, I tell you, I’m your man, You win some, lose some It’s all the same to me” you want to bang your head. Rock on, Lemmy!


2. The Rolling Stones – “Tumbling Dice”

No list is possible without the Rolling Stones. With such a huge discography you are bound to find a gambling-themed song. The song is filled with card-based games references and especially craps references. It’s a perfect song for any occasion.


1. Elvis Presley – “Viva Las Vegas”

At the very top we have The King and his Las Vegas hymn. A song about the gambling capital of the world, the favorite place of many gambling enthusiasts. Find the ZZ Top cover too and put the volume knob to the max.


Whatever you do, always gamble responsibly and get your gambling info from reliable websites that provide information about gambling, bonuses and safe casinos ( is a big endorser of responsible gambling). Gambling is a fun hobby, but never overindulge yourself!


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