11 Gambling Songs To Get You Gambling Smartly

Gambling Songs that can teach you a thing or two about gambling

Gambling songs are powerful musical teachers. The lyrics speak to the game and punters can relate to its theory. Something about listening to gambling songs make you feel like these lyrical lessons are something we all have to learn to get better at winning and losing. While some gambling lessons are hard to swallow, songs about gambling are musical refreshments making the lesson more palatable and easier to digest.

Scientific studies have proven that listening to music before performing a task can be extremely beneficial. For example, listening to music while studying has proven to improve attention, memory, and even your ability to do mental math. It also helps in lessening depression and anxiety. Gambling songs it seems are exactly what the doctor ordered.

It’s a scientific fact, music impacts and regulates your mood. The best mood to perform in is by far, a relaxed mood. The effects of music on the brain of course vary from person to person. Yet studies and researchers agree that listening to music can actually help you perform better and that those who listen to music may actually be better off for it. What science is saying is listening to gambling songs is good for your game.

GAMBLING SONGS IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Whether its pop, country, rock, soul or heavy, gambling has inspired many songwriters with its highs and lows. The following are songs that best capture the spirit of gambling for better or for worse. Read the lyrics, listen to the music and sing along to enjoy the music therapy that gambling songs provide free of charge. Gambling songs are a win win.

11) ELVIS PRESLEY – VIVA LAS VEGAS

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn
So get those stakes up higher
There’s a thousand pretty women waitin’ out there
And they’re all livin’ devil may care
And I’m just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas
How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
‘Cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn’t sleep a minute away
Oh, there’s black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need’s a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin’
And your one arm bandits crashin’
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin’ day into nighttime
Turnin’ night into daytime
If you see it once you’ll never be the same again
I’m gonna keep on the run, I’m gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
I’ll always remember that I had a swingin’ time
I’m gonna give it everything I’ve got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with every shot
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas
Viva, viva Las Vegas

10) FRANK SINATRA – LUCK BE A LADY

They call you lady luck
But there is room for doubt
At times you have a very un-lady-like way
Of running out
Your on this date with me
The pickin’s have been lush
And yet before the evening is over
You might give me the brush
You might forget your manners
You might refuse to stay
And so the best that I can do is pray
Luck be lady tonight
Luck be lady tonight
Luck if you’ve been a lady to begin with
Luck be a lady tonight
Luck let a gentleman see
Just how nice a dame you can be
I know the way you’ve treated other guys you’ve been with
Luck be a lady with me
A lady never leaves her escort
It isn’t fair, it isn’t nice
A lady doesn’t wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice
Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I’m the guy that you came in with
Luck be lady tonight
A lady never flirts with strangers
She’d have a heart, she’d be nice
A lady doesn’t wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice
Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, I’m the guy that you came in with
Luck be lady tonight

9) RAY CHARLES – LOSING HAND

I gambled on your love baby and got a losing hand
I gambled on your love baby and got a losing hand
Your ways keep changing like the shifting desert sand

While I was playing fair baby you played a cheating game
While I was playing fair baby you played a cheating game
I know you don’t care but I love you just the same

I thought I’d be your king baby, yes and you could be my queen
I thought I’d be your king baby, yes and you could be my queen
But you used me for your joker ´cause I thought you’re deal was clean

The way you did me pretty baby I declare I never understand
The way you did me pretty baby I declare I never understand
I gambled on your love baby and got a losing hand

8) AC/DC – THE JACK

She gave me the queen
She gave me the king
She was wheelin’ and dealin’
Just doin’ her thing
She was holdin’ a pair
But I had to try
Her deuce was wild
But my ace was high
But how was I to know
That she’d been dealt with before
Said she’d never had a full house
But I should have known
From the tattoo on her left leg
And the garter on her right
She’d have the card to bring me down
If she played it right

She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack
She’s got the jack

Poker face was her name
Poker face was her nature
Poker straight was a game
If she knew she could get you
She played ’em fast
And she played ’em hard
She could close her eyes
And feel every card
But how was I to know
That she’d been shuffled before
Said she’d never had a royal flush
But I should have known
That all the cards were comin’
From the bottom of the pack
And if I’d known what she was dealin’ out
I’d have dealt it back

She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, and who knows what else?
She’s got the jack, yeah, yeah
She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, she’s got the jack
She’s got the jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack, jack
She’s got the jack

7) GRATEFUL DEAD – DEAL

Since it cost a lot to win
and even more to lose
You and me bound to spend some time
wondering what to choose

Goes to show you don’t ever know
Watch each card you play
and play it slow
Wait until your deal come round
Don’t you let that deal go down

I been gambling here abouts
for ten good solid years
If I told you all that went down
it would burn off both your ears

It goes to show you don’t ever know
Watch each card you play
and play it slow
Wait until your deal come round
Don’t you let that deal go down

Since you poured the wine for me
and tightened up my shoes
I hate to leave you sittin there
composing lonesome blues

It goes to show you don’t ever know
Watch each card you play
and play it slow
Wait until your deal come round
Don’t you let that deal go down
Don’t you let that deal go down, no
Don’t you let your deal go down

6) CLINT BLACK – A GOOD RUN OF BAD LUCK

A high roller even when the chips are down
To win her over, I’d seen the tables turn around
She’s ten the hard way, I can feel it in my bones
She’ll be makin’ my day and not another night alone
‘Til it’s time for a windfall and not a single moment too soon
I’ve been too long overdue, now I’m gonna shoot the moon

I’d bet it all on a good run of bad luck
Seven come eleven and she could be mine
Luck be a lady, and I’m gonna find love comin’ on the bottom line

I’ve been to the table, and I’ve lost it all before
I’m willin’ and able, always comin’ back for more
Squeezin’ out a thin dime ’til there’s no one hanging on my arm
I’ve gambled on a third time, a fool will tell you it’s a charm
If I’m bettin’ on a loser, I’m gonna have a devil to pay
But it’s the only game I know to play, it doesn’t matter anyway

5) MOTORHEAD – ACE OF SPADES

If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all a game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades

You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby,
I don’t wanna live forever,
And don’t forget the joker!

Pushing up the ante, I know you got to see me,
Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again,
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
The only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades

4) ROLLING STONES – TUMBLING DICE

Wo Yeah! (Wo, wo)
Women think I’m tasty, but they’re always tryin’ to waste me
And make me burn the candle right down,
But baby, baby, I don’t need no jewels in my crown.
Cause all you women is low down gamblers,
Cheatin’ like I don’t know how,
But baby, baby, there’s fever in the funk house now.
This low down bitchin’ got my poor feet a itchin’,
Don’t you know you know the duece is still wild.
Baby, I can’t stay, you got to roll me
And call me the tumblin’ dice.
Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry,
Don’t you see the time flashin’ by.
Honey, got no money,
I’m all sixes and sevens and nines.
Say now baby, I’m the rank outsider,
You can be my partner in crime.
But baby, I can’t stay,
You got to roll me and call me the tumblin’,
Roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice.
Oh, my, my, my, I’m the lone crap shooter,
Playin’ the field ev’ry night.
But baby, I can’t stay,
You got to roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice, (Call me the tumblin’)
Got to roll me (yayes), Got to roll me, Got to roll me (Oh yeah)
Got to roll me
Got to roll me (yeah)
Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)
Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)
Got to roll me (Keep on rolling)
Got to roll me
My baby, call me the tumblin’ dice, yeah
Got to roll me
Baby sweet as sugar (Got to roll me)
Yeah, my, my, my yeah (Got to roll me)
I went down baby, oh
Got to roll me (hit me)
Baby I’m down

3) KENNY ROGERS – THE GAMBLER

On a warm summer’s eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin’
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us,
And he began to speak
He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I can see you’re out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice”
So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause every hand’s a winner
And every hand’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for is to die
in your sleep
And when he finished speakin’
He turned back toward the window
Crushed out his cigarette
And faded off to sleep
And somewhere in the darkness
The gambler he broke even
But in his final words
I found an ace that I could keep
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em (when to hold ’em)
Know when to fold ’em (when to fold ’em)
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

 2) BILLY JOEL – EASY MONEY

You don’t have to talk all night
I’m a man who can’t say no
You don’t have to twist my arm
Just point me where you want to go

Take me to the action
Take me to the track
Take me to a party if they’re bettin’ in the back
I’ve been working all my life
Can’t afford to wait
Let me call my wife so I can tell her I’ll be late

I want the easy
Easy money
Easy money
I could get lucky
Oh, things could go right

I want the easy
Easy money
Easy money
Maybe this one time
Maybe tonight

You don’t have to try too hard
I don’t need a song and dance
I don’t need an invitation
If you’ve got a game of chance

Take me to the tables
Take me to the fights
Run me like the numbers
Roll me like the dice

When you’re counting on a killing
Always count me in
Talk me into losin’ just as long as I can win

I want the easy
Easy money
Easy money
I want the good times
Oh, I never had

I want the easy
Easy money
I want the good life
I want it bad

Easy money
You say I fool myself
But better me than being a fool for someone else
I got a hot slot machine of a system
Ready to go

Easy money
I got a one-track mind
And a good reputation laying on the line
I’ll either come back a bum or a king
Baby I don’t know

You don’t have to start a fight
I’m a man who can’t say no
If you’ve got a little risky business
Just point me where you want to go

Take me to the power
Take me to the heat
Take me to the cleaners
If it’s open to the street

Something’s got to pay off
Something’s got to break
Someone’s got a fortune that they’re begging
Me to take

I want the easy
Easy money
Easy money
I could get lucky
Things could go right

I want the easy
Easy money
Easy money
Maybe just this time
Oh maybe tonight

Easy money
Oh I don’t want no hard cash
I just want the easy money
I could get lucky

1) GHOSTFACE KILLAH – POKER FACE

This is why the World Series of Poker
Is decided over a no limit poker tournament
Players, pro’s even, can’t handle the pressure of the game
They consider no limit the only pure game left

We gotta know how to play your cards, have a mean poker face
And know an ace deuce can take out your pocket broads
This is no limit hold ’em, you gotta know when to fold ’em
If you plan on, staying on top

You can’t lose, what you don’t push into the pot
You can’t make much either, if you a believer of luck
Go all in, if you’re feeling your cards, deep in your gut

It was a late Saturday night, big chips, we had a lotta
Theodore performed at the Plush Brigatta
It was an hour in, big chip leader of the game
Caught pocket jacks and flopped two more of the same

Looking at quads, waiting for someone to bluff
So I checked ’til someone said I had enough
I’m raising a thousand, son I pay to see the river
Caught an ace and his face, was a straight up giver

He had three now, must of caught two in the hole
A full boat, I’m about to sink ship, tell him to fold
He laughs, raises his fifty G’s, please I need chip count
The pit boss, swear I flip over, you gon’ flip out

I’m all in, here to win, I rep Staten Island
He called it, I showed four jacks, he started wilding
This son of **** all night, he set me up
He check, check, he trapped me

We gotta know how to play your cards, have a mean poker face
And know an ace deuce can take out your pocket broads
This is no limit hold ’em, you gotta know when to fold ’em
If you plan on, staying on top

You can’t lose, what you don’t push into the pot
You can’t make much either, if you a believer of luck
Go all in, if you’re feeling your cards, deep in your gut

It was a cash game, 100 200 dollar table
Me and Johnny Mack sitting, God willing and able
July 23rd and 4th, the lions is out
It’s the month of the Leo, we gon’ win with no doubt

Bunch of high rollers, laughing like he know we’re low in the amateurs
I buy him for the ****, twenty G’s, I’mma damage ya
Couple of chuckles, broken glasses, all tinted
I’mma put y’all all on tilt, give me a minute

So I check raise ’em, bluff ’em, ain’t showing my cards
Two four off two, y’all ain’t no superstars
I should of been at the table, World Series of Poker
I’m up 80 G’s already, y’all a bunch of jokers

Now they all on tilt, raising, I call ’em all in
With pocket three’s, for 80 G’s, I’m ready to fall in
Flop two aces, caught my three on fourth street
A four hundred thousand dollar pot boy, life’s sweet

We gotta know how to play your cards, have a mean pokerface
And know an ace deuce can take out your pocket broads
This is no limit hold ’em, you gotta know when to fold ’em
If you plan on, staying on top

You can’t lose, what you don’t push into the pot
You can’t make much either, if you a believer of luck
Go all in, if you’re feeling your cards, deep in your gut

He beat me, straight up
Pay him, pay Shawn Wigs his money