Best Songs about Poker ever written 

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Poker is a very exciting game, to say the least. It has inspired many films, pieces of artwork, and music. There is something about this game that draws creators to use it as their inspiration. Even if the players are merely sitting down and playing cards, the way it is played portrays the epitome of fun, thrill, excitement, and manipulation – which, conversely, are the things you need for great entertainment.   

Want to feel like you are in a casino, playing poker and flashing cards like a pro? Here are the best songs about poker ever written you can listen to get a feel of what it is like: 

  • Viva las Vegas 

Las Vegas is the “place to be” when it comes to casino and gambling. Gambling enthusiasts set their eyes to this place as the ultimate gambling destination – for good reason, of course! Las Vegas is the true City of Lights! Wherever you lay your eyes on, you’ll see enormous hotel-casinos, poker games, Russian roulettes all round! No wonder the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley dedicated a song to this fun and legendary city.  Listen here.

  • Poker face 

Is there more iconic than Lady GaGa’s Poker face? With lyrics like, “Can’t read my, can’t read my, no he can’t read my poker face” and banging beats, everyone surely got the Last Song Syndrome from this song. It perfectly captures thru its melody how exciting poker is.   Listen here. 

  • Luck be a Lady 

This Frank Sinatra song is an instant classic. With its soothing melody at the beginning, it captures the heart of many listeners. It then transitions to a more upbeat song. It is very much like a poker game – tension and fun gradually building up as you go along! Listen here.

  • The Gambler 

The song Gambler offers excellent advice in the game of poker and the game of life as well. The most memorable verses in this song are probably the following:  

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life 

 Out of readin‘ people’s faces 

Knowin‘ what the cards were 

It is deceivingly simple, but when analyzed thoroughly, it is a genuine piece of advice for anyone. In life, as in poker, you have to know what you are dealing with all the time. Survey the situation first, before diving headfirst.   Listen here.

  • A Good Run of Bad Luck  

This country song was performed by the great artist Clint Black. It was released on February 1993. The song became a crowd favorite, reaching the no. 1 spot in the US Country charts. Like many songs about poker, the game was used to symbolize love and relationships.  Listen here.

Once you are pumped up and excited after listening to these songs, the best thing to do next is hit the casinos! Visit Capitol Casino in Sacramento and experience world-class gaming experience. Try your hand at poker, and you just might be the next inspiration for a classic Poker song. Better yet, you might write your own poker themed music and be the next Elvis Presley!