There is no topic under the sun that music has not covered. From love to hate to sports and even gambling! Betting was what you could only do when you visited either a casino or with friends but with the advent of the internet, online casinos ventured into the us market . Today, one can bet on anything online, even music! Here we present you with the best pop music songs about gambling.
Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”
This is undoubtedly one of the best-known songs about gambling. The song tells the story of a chance encounter with an old gambler on a train, and the words of wisdom he has to offer a young gambler.
Elvis Presley – “Viva Las Vegas”
“Viva Las Vegas” is the theme song of a 1964 movie of the same title starring Elvis Presley, who penned the song as a love song to the casino haven of Las Vegas. It celebrates the neon lights of Sin City and the thrill of gambling.
Abba – “The Winner Takes It All”
This song by the Swedish group talks about staking it all and winning it all.
Sting – “Shape of my Heart”
In this song, Sting sings about a poker player who plays with no intention of winning but to understand the mystery of luck and fate.
Jerry Reed – “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”
The song is about a player who is arrested by the police while on a winning streak playing Craps. He is taken to court but discovers that the judge is a friend. The judge ends up giving him only a 3-month sentence.
Pop music and betting have come a long way and will continue to do so in more ways than one. Perhaps the person that says “Life is a bet” may be right after all.