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When you think of online casinos today, music is something that you wouldn’t normally associate with them. However, each time you launch any of the 1,000 games, you will often find that many of the games do come with some kind of audio theme playing along in the background.

Here is a closer look at why music is essential to online casinos, along with a few examples of today’s best online casino games that come with the most memorable background audio.

What sort of music do online casinos have?

This all depends on the type of game you play. Online casinos don’t start playing music the moment you log into your account from the homepage. Instead, music can be heard in certain games.

For example, when you launch many classic table & card games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, or casino hold ’em poker, you can often hear the type of ambient background you would hear at a land-based casino. It can be called Muzak, Jazz, or even ‘elevator’ music.

This music you can hear in these games is accompanied by authentic/realistic sounds of cards being dealt, the roulette ball being released around the roulette wheel, or the dice being thrown onto the craps table.

The best online casino music out there today can usually be found in the online slot machines from market-leading providers, such as Games Global (a company that acquired Microgaming in May 2022), Blueprint Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming, Playtech, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, Bally Technologies, IGT, ELK Studios, and Scientific Games, to name a few.

Which online casino slots have the best music?

There are thousands of online slots out there today, brought to you by hundreds of independent online casino game development studios and software providers. There are many online slots with great background music, and some of the most famous titles with the best music are the following:

  • Motörhead online slot from NetEnt – while playing this famous ‘NetEnt Rocks’ slot, you can hear several iconic tunes by Motörhead, such as Overkill, Iron Fist, Killed by Death, and, of course, Ace of Spades
  • Spinal Tap online slot from Blueprint Gaming – when you spin the reels in this game, you get to hear certain tunes from one of America’s most iconic bands
  • Village People: Macho Moves online slot from Games Global/Microgaming – the famous tracks you can expect to hear in this game are Macho Man, Go West, YMCA, In The Navy, and Can’t Stop the Music
  • Guns ‘N Roses online slot from NetEnt – when you play this game, you get to listen to hit tracks like Chinese Democracy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain, and Welcome to the Jungle

Honourable mentions

There are many other online slots that feature iconic songs from the past forty years or more.

Examples include the Michael Jackson: King of Pop online slot from Bally Technologies, the Jimi Hendrix online slot from NetEnt, the Ozzy Osbourne online slot, which is also from NetEnt, and The Phantom of the Opera online slot from Games Global/Microgaming.

Play’n GO seems to have developed more online slots with famous music than almost any other software provider. Some of their most famous titles include ZZ Top: Roadside Riches, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard: Hysteria, Annihilator, and Testament.

Others include Annihilator, Lordi: Reel Monsters, Dio: Killing the Dragon, Demon, HammerFall, Mötley Crüe, Helloween, Sabaton, NSYNC Pop, House of Doom (1 and 2), and Alice Cooper and the Tome of Madness.

You also have several Elvis Presely-themed online slots from WMS Gaming/SG Gaming, the Kiss online slot from WMS Gaming, and the Megadeth online slot from Leander Games.

Final note

Music is able to elevate and heighten an online casino player’s experience, and the good thing about music at online casinos is that if you don’t like it, you can either switch games or simply turn the volume down, something that you wouldn’t be able to do at a land-based casino.

There’s also nothing stopping you from playing your own favourite music while playing your favourite online casino games. You even see people at land-based casinos or playing in poker tournaments, listening to their iPods or smartphones to enhance their experience.

You could try doing the same when you next play an online casino game that doesn’t have any music. You may have a far more enjoyable experience.

In games that don’t have famous songs from well-known artists or bands, you can often find other great accompanying music and sound effects that fit the games perfectly.

For example, you can hear some great music and catchy tunes playing along in certain hit titles, such as the Terminator 2 online slot from Games Global/Microgaming, the Deal or No Deal online slots from Blueprint Gaming, the Age of the Gods jackpot slots from Playtech, and the Starburst online slot from NetEnt, to name just a few hit titles.

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