In the age of multitasking, when most of us constantly have our favourite music available at all times, there’s always a desire to pair an activity with the perfect song. This is why you can find Pandora playlists designed specifically for anything from cooking to working out!
And one increasingly popular activity for multitasking, oddly enough, is gambling. Back in the day, gambling was a dead-serious activity. Whether you did it at home with friends, in a basement somewhere with competitors, or in a high-class casino, it required total concentration. With the rise of online casinos, however, things have changed completely, and gambling can be a more carefree, sideline activity. According to what’s offered on the Betfair online casino, players can casually gamble on a wide range of games. These include ’80s-themed slot machines, video poker, and even classic roulette games with designs in the image of Vegas casino rooms. Furthermore, at any number of popular online casinos, fans can now enjoy competitive Internet tournaments, all from the comfort of their own homes.
This brings us to the question: what do you listen to while you’re on your computer at home and gambling online without the live casino requirement of 100 percent concentration and a quiet disposition? After all, the perfect music can complement the experience, making it all the more enjoyable, and in some cases even helping to get you “in the zone!” So here are our top five albums to listen to while gambling.
5. Battle Born – The Killers
The Killers have always had a connection to Las Vegas, and the title “Battle Born” actually comes from the state of Nevada’s flag motto. Beyond that—and despite lacking the major single hits of previous albums—”Battle Born” simply has an inherent ambition and largeness to it that walks hand-in-hand with gambling themes of high risk and winning big.
4. Simply Ray Charles – Ray Charles
There are plenty of Ray Charles collections to choose from, so really you can take your pick. “Simply Ray Charles” does feature the popular song “Blackjack,” though, which is a common pick as one of the best gambling songs of all time. Furthermore, it’s a collection of short, soothing songs. So even when Charles ramps up the energy a bit, it’s far from distracting.
3. Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
Another album featuring a famous gambling song, Dylan’s debut collection includes his take on traditional folk staple “House Of The Risin’ Sun.” That track only adds to the perfection of this album as a gambling accompaniment.
2. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
If you’re looking for something more modern, Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning “Random Access Memories” is a fantastic selection. Despite the general funkiness and sometimes-odd nature of Daft Punk’s sound, the album has the ability to put listeners in a kind of trance. That right there could be exactly what you need for putting yourself in that locked-in gaming zone.
1. The Very Best Of Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra
As mentioned in the bit about Ray Charles, any collection will do here. However, no singer or band quite embodies the spirit of Vegas (and thereby gambling) like Frank Sinatra. “Luck Be A Lady” is the highlight, but this album on the whole will just put you in the mood to play some high-stakes poker.