Today, a good majority of people have moved to online casinos for their gambling activities, Novibet, being a great example of what a true digital platform has to offer in this modern age. See, it’s not just the ease of use why people gravitate towards online casinos, it’s also the massive selection of games, the opportunity to play against live dealers, and the perks, oh, boy, the perks. Free spins, skill-based bonus rounds, progressive jackpots, and the ability to participate in VIP programs. It’s all so hard to resist.
However, there aren’t any songs about online casinos, but gamblers have found their way into lyrics originating for this part of the globe. Some old, some new, so let’s list of a few.
Bottle of Smoke
Founded in London in 1982, The Pogues are a Celtic folk-punk band that rose to prominence in the late 1980s. They dissolved in 1996 and got back together in 2001, only to separate 13 years later. In 1988, on their third album – If I Should Fall from Grace with God, the song – Bottle of Smoke, tells the story of a horse by the same name that wins the Cheltenham Cup and its narrator a large sum of money.
The Galway Races
Even though this is a folk song, with no known author, it was made famous by the legendary Dubliners in 1967. Funny enough, the song is about a man attending a horse-racing festival, and it too was recorded by The Pogues, on the very same album as Bottle of Smoke.
Even though you might not know of this tune co-written and performed by “The King of Skiffle”, it’s a highly-influential one. Many musicians have cited it and Donegan as inspiration for their work, including Jimmy Page. Released in 1957, it reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Charts and stayed there for two weeks.
Marguerite and the Gambler
Mary Black is a staple on the Irish music scene and has been since the early 80s. Her voice is considered so good that it’s been used as a benchmark for comparing high-fidelity sound systems. In 2011, she released her album – Stories from the Steeples, which contained this song, written by Ricky Lynch.