The great thing about playing at online casinos is that there is no dress code, you can eat and drink what you want and you can choose your own soundtrack. Today, we look at some of the best music to add to your casino playlist.
The Casino Royale soundtrack (2006)
As well as giving James Bond a new lease of life, Martin Campbell’s 2006 movie Casino Royale also gave us some cracking music, including the title track “You Know My Name” sang by the late Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell.
The 2006 film was scored by legendary English composer David Arnold and is the perfect background music for a casino environment. The soundtrack is over 70 minutes long and concludes with the traditional Bond theme.
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2017)
The British band has come along way since their Strokes-influenced debut single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” hit the airwaves in 2006. By the time their most recent album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” was released, their sound and image had changed dramatically. The result was a concept album that may have divided fans but received widespread critical acclaim.
The album floats the idea of an off-world hotel and casino base and tells the tales of the characters and events within. The film conjures up science fiction imagery and is cinematic in its approach. The lyrics deal with politics, religion and future technology. Yet, you don’t have to travel to the moon to play live casino games. Instead, you can just fire up your device and play the live tables at LeoVegas, which include roulette, blackjack and newer titles such as Live Mega Ball while listening to the spaced-out, lounge rock sounds of this modern classic from Alex Turner and the boys.
Al Di Meola – Casino (1978)
Eight years before the Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner was born, jazz guitarist Al Di Meola was producing lounge sounds of his own with his third album, “Casino,” released on Columbia records. The album concludes with the epic nine minutes and twenty seconds of the title track. If this does not get you in the casino gaming mood, nothing will.
Al followed up this classic with “Splendido Hotel,” which is also a perfect casino album and features more of his Meditteranean-influenced jazz sounds. That led to the incredible 1981 collaboration with legendary Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and fellow jazz player John McLaughlin. The result was the LP “Friday Night in San Francisco.”
Other casino-themed songs you can add to your playlist are “The Gambler” by recently deceased country and western legend Kenny Rogers, “Casino Boogie” by the Rolling Stones, “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead and “Spanish Train” by Chris de Burgh.
Somehow, back in the 1970s, both Rogers and De Burgh both managed to pen gambling-themed songs about men who meet mysterious characters on a train journey.
So whether you prefer roulette, blackjack or baccarat, there is enough music there to keep your at-home casino night going well into the early hours. Of course, you might have some ideas of your own in mind, so why not add them all together and create a unique casino playlist?