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If you have ever spent any amount of time in a casino, you will have noticed that everything is carefully orchestrated to encourage you to stay at the slots or the gaming tables for as long as possible. After all, the old axiom that “the house always wins,” is based on solid mathematical proof – if it wasn’t, they would go bust overnight – and so it is in the casino’s interest to keep you there for as long as possible.

Some of the ways this is done are incredibly subtle. For example, you will seldom see a casino with windows, meaning you can easily lose track of what time of the day or night it is. But what about the music? Get the soundtrack right, and the gamblers will want to stay. But if it is too loud or irritating, they will be heading for the doors in their droves.

Go online, and make your own choice

Music is such a matter of personal taste that is it impossible to please anyone, so it could be that the best solution is to make your own rules by visiting a casino via your laptop or smartphone. These days there are numerous different sites, each offering tempting bonuses to new members. Take a look at to get an idea of what is out there.

Doing it that way, you do not have to leave the comfort of your own home, and whether you want to rock out to Motorhead’s Ace of Spades or channel your inner 80s pop chick with Madonna’s Gambler, the choice and volume are entirely up to you.

Choosing the home option can also be of benefit to your pocket, and we will typically spend just a short while online, whereas a night out in a bricks and mortar casino can take plenty of time and end up costing more than you planned.

What do the big casinos choose?

If you venture to the home of gambling, Las Vegas, there are a number of musical acts that have made the place their home. Perhaps the most famous of the modern era is Celine Dion. Now, it is understood that Canada’s most famous export since maple syrup sometimes polarises opinion, but there is no denying that she has made The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace her own and has reinvented the concept of the Las Vegas residency, inspiring such names as Elton John, Cher and even Britney Spears to follow suit.

So much for the live music, but within the gambling halls themselves, the desire not so much to appeal to everyone as to not offend anyone means the music is likely to be of a decidedly magnolia nature. Easy listening instrumentals that you will not even notice are par for the course.

There is, of course, one exception. Casinos up and down the strip cannot resist paying homage to the city’s most famous resident ever. He might have left the building more than 40 years ago, but the spirit of Elvis is never far away – Viva Las Vegas!


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