Land-based casinos from the get-go will often set the tone of the venue. And by this, we mean if it’s a luxurious casino in Monaco, for example, you will expect to hear music that suits, such as jazz playing or a pianist in the room. However, if you head to a more modern venue that is perhaps more easy-going, you’d expect to hear music that’s slightly different. It’s one of the first roles of music at a casino because it lets guests know the vibe as soon as they step through the door.
You then have other areas of the casino, such as roulette, where more people will be gathered around the same table. It’s an excellent time to socialise, so you can expect the music to reflect this, with simple tunes playing away in the background. The word background being key, as, in this instance, it’s crucial for the music to be nothing more than background music, allowing for conversations to take place and for the croupier to be heard.
Music undoubtedly continues to play a significant role at land-based casinos, and that's not about to change anytime soon. But, its influence is also increasing in the online casino world too, especially where slot games are concerned. With the lines between slots and video games continuing to blur, it makes a lot of sense that music is integral in setting the tone in slot machines after seeing how effective it has been and continues to be in video games.
And, we could be about to see music creating ambience at a different style of casino, with virtual casinos expected to take off in due course. Because virtual casinos will be replicas of land-based casinos, just virtual, we can expect to see everything that works at land-based casinos doing the business in virtual reality, which includes music playing as people walk around the venue and enjoy their time playing games.