Five Classic Rock Bands to Listen to While Gambling


Gambling is fun and it exciting, and although it has lost its once ‘bad boy’ image we still love to listen to some great music whilst playing on our favourite games.

For instance, if you were playing a Conquer Casino UK you can expect excellent graphics, audio and video clips which enhance you time spent at the site, and when you begin thinking about how popular betting is then it’s not so surprising that games have birthed quite a few movies, television shows and of course great tracks.

Maybe the most iconic track is the Ace of Spades by Motorhead released back in 1980. The song sung by the late, great Lemmy is loaded with gambling verses like pushing up the ante, I know you want to see me, read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again.’

The rhythm and the roar feeling of this classic track means that it’s still played today, especially on repeat.

The Clash released The Card Cheat in 1979 and you can find it at the end of the third side of the Clash’s London Calling double LP. The melody is addictive and begs you to join in, although the words are rather dark with one great line that asks ‘with a card up his sleeve, what would he achieve?’ At the end of the track the gambler is caught forced to his knees and then shot dead.

Stevie Nicks released The Dealer in 2014 on her solo album 24 Karat Gold – Songs from The Vault, although the track would fit into a vintage Fleetwood Mac record simply because it was actually written back in 1979.

Tackling the age-old topics of love and regret The Dealer is full of card references which are perfect for a track like this.

Desperado by The Eagles was released in 1973 and was a collaboration of Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Desperado is full of poker references like ‘don’t you draw the queen of diamonds, boy, she’ll beast you if she’s able.’

Although Linda Ronstadt’s cover version definitely helped to make this a popular track, when the Eagles reunited in the 90’s Desperado gained further prominence.

One more iconic singer, Kenny Rogers released the Gambler back in 1978 and you really don’t need to be a country fan to appreciate this classic track. Written by Don Schlitz, The Gambler tells of an encounter between a gambler and a singer on a train going nowhere. The chorus of ‘you’ve got to know when to hold’ em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run can be linked to just about anything as well as to playing cards.

Adding any of the above tracks to your playlist to enjoy when you are playing online will be no gamble at all, just great music.