Luckily, no part-time DJ can ruin your game night when you’re hitting the blackjack or roulette tables from the comfort of your own couch. With that in mind – the music, not the couch – we carried out a survey with players and experts alike to create the ultimate live casino playlist.
We call it The Definitive Winning Soundtrack – Volume 1!
From the Doom OST to Vivaldi and everything in between, this playlist is the perfect depiction of how diverse and free-spirited the community of live casino players is. There were no preconceptions or direction offered, we simply posed a single question: What do you listen to while playing live casino games?
Howlin’ Wolf – Sittin’ On Top Of The World
Surprised that our playlist begins with a song from one of the best Chicago artists in the world? Well don’t be! Blues and casinos go together like the road and the rubber, like Aston Martins and British spies. Howlin’ Wolf’s cover of The Mississippi Sheiks’ piece is the perfect track to get things rolling. The simple optimism of the lyrics, the wailing harmonica and the perfect piano score set a winning mood perfectly.
Frank Sinatra – I Have the World on a String!
Now what kind of casino aficionados would we be if our list did not include a song from one of the greatest singers, gamblers and casino owners in history, the one and only Frank Sinatra. I Have the World on a String makes the list because it’s the perfect track to celebrate a winning streak! Written in 1932, for the twenty-first edition of the Cotton Club series, the song was actually one of the first ever recorded by Sinatra, when he transferred to Capitol Records in 1953. Oh, and by the way, isn’t it weird that the lyrics seem to perfectly portray playing live casino games on a smartphone?
I’ve got a song that I sing
I can make the rain go
Anytime I move my finger
Parov Stelar – Booty Swing
Keeping an eye on the past, we jump into modern times with a song from the pioneer of electro swing, Marcus Füreder, aka Parov Stelar. Booty Swing is the song that raised Parov to stardom, reaching top positions in the electronic US and Canadian iTunes charts. The track samples a 1938 song by Lil Hardin Armstrong called Oriental Swing and we think the upbeat rhythm of the track is the perfect companion for a speed roulette game. We also like how the lyrics describe people all around the world having fun together as it’s exactly what live casino is all about!
DOOM (2016) OST – Rip & Tear
We’ll be honest. When this song was proposed for our playlist, we gave it a second thought. Aside from the fact that it is as far from our other picks as playing Doom is to wagering on live blackjack. It’s also not the type of song we imagined a live casino player would enjoy while watching the roulette wheel spin. But, if you want to feel your blood pumping all the way through the game, give Rip & Tear a listen! We dare you!
Kormac – Show Time
Is there a connection between electro swing and live casino that we don’t know about? There must be as a second track from this music genre made it onto our playlist. Show Time by the Irish musician, producer, DJ and performer Kormac has a steady, classy beat that reflects both the atmosphere and frame of mind for an entertaining time at the tables. Listen for yourself if you don’t believe us. Opening lyric “We’re going to have a show!” is exactly what we say before we put a new roulette strategy to the test!
Michael Bublé – Feeling Good
Nina Simone sang it first in 1965 but we chose Michael Bublé’s version of Feeling Good for one very good reason. It’s one of the best Bond songs that isn’t actually a Bond OST and we all know how much James Bond loves casinos. The song’s orchestration, that soothing voice and those amazing lyrics are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing yet inspiring mixture. Nothing can go wrong when that song is playing. Wouldn’t you agree?
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Due to the progression of technology and mobile gaming, there’s virtually no time of day, month or year when you can’t play your favourite live casino games. Therefore Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a natural fit If you like to hit the tables while enjoying an excellent portion of liver with some fava beans and a nice glass of Chianti, then this 42-minute long version of the world-famous classical piece should definitely play in the background. We see it as a perfect match with a particularly tense baccarat game.
We would love to add your favourite song to our playlist, so leave us a comment on our Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll make sure that Volume 2 will feature your track as well!