Songs The Best Country Songs About Gambling  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite country songs about gambling, casinos, cards, and playing poker.

These country songs about gambling are among the most memorable in the genre. The songs on this list take listeners straight out of Nashville and into Las Vegas, with tales of luck both good and bad – though arguably, more of the latter. It's no surprise that many of the songs listed here that are about Vegas, the beating heart of gambling in the United States and arguably the world.

If you're a country fan, you'll likely know these songs' lyrics by heart. Kenny Rogers’ iconic song “The Gambler” was released in November 1978. It tells the tale of a man who meets up with a gambling stranger who, for a taste of whiskey, offers up some sage advice about gambling and life in general. “The Gambler” was a massive crossover hit, at a time when the line between country and pop was rarely crossed by any single. Other great country poker songs and tunes about playing craps, slots, and more include Clint Black’s “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Aces” by Suzy Bogguss, and “Let’s Go to Vegas” by Faith Hill. 

Which of these hits deserves the top spot on this list of country gambling songs? You decide, with your votes.

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The Gambler Kenny Rogers

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Ace in the Hole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Country Songs About Gambling
Ace in the Hole George Strait

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Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton

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Losin' in Las Vegas Merle Haggard

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Ooh Las Vegas Emmylou Harris

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Kentucky Gambler Dolly Parton

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One More Dollar Gillian Welch

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Last Name Carrie Underwood

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From a Jack to a Queen Ricky Van Shelton

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The Cowboy Rides Away George Strait

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Gambling Polka Dot Blues Merle Haggard

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Sin City Emmylou Harris

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Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold Townes Van Zandt

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The Deck of Cards Tex Ritter

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Big in Vegas Buck Owens

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Walking Away a Winner Kathy Mattea

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Turn the Cards Slowly Patsy Cline

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Gambling Bar Room Blues Jimmie Rodgers

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A Game in Town Like This Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans

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Let's Go to Vegas Faith Hill

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I Take My Chances Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Checkout Time in Vegas Drive-By Truckers

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Son of a Rotten Gambler Emmylou Harris

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Aces Suzy Bogguss

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Amarillo Highway Robert Earl Keen

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St. John the Gambler Townes Van Zandt

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What Happens in Vegas Phil Vassar

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One Night in Las Vegas Chely Wright