If you’ve ever watched the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, World Poker Tour tournaments, or have played live poker yourself, there is a chance that you might have seen a considerable number of players at the tables with earphones listening to music.
The reason why some players decide to do this while they are playing is that it helps them concentrate and even relax. Poker tables can be very noisy and filled with people who won’t stop talking because they want to gather more information about their opponents. A good way to avoid that is by listening to the songs you enjoy. Another benefit of having a good playlist is that it helps you keep your calm and not give any tells, rather than engaging with other players at the table. Knowing that you will be sitting there, a long playlist is what you will need in order to stay cool and collected at all times.
Depending on your music taste there are plenty of playlists that you can compile. Starting from Techno, House, and EDM, to Rock, and Hip Hop. There are also people who prefer to listen to movie soundtracks because they usually don’t have any lyrics and it’s easier for the players to stay in the game and pay attention to the little details. We’ve made a couple of playlists for almost every genre and a mixed playlist if you want to spice things up.
EDM and House
- Oliver Heldens – Last All Night (Koala) (feat. KStewart)
- Romare – Pusherman
- Alex Metric & Oliver Hope w/ Zhu – Faded
- Tiësto – Light Years Away (feat. DBX) (Oliver Heldens Remix)
- Martin Garrix – Animals (Oliver Heldens Remix) w/ Avicii – You Make Me (All My Life)
- Abel Ramos vs. Daft Punk – Around The World (Remix)
- Don Diablo – Back In Time
- Michael Calfan – Treasured Soul (Original Mix)
- The Voyagers – A Lot Like Love (feat. Haris) (Oliver Heldens Edit)
- Chocolate Puma &Firebeatz – I Can’t Understand (Original Mix)
- Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars (Oliver Heldens Remix)
- Zeds Dead – Out Of Space Bustamove
- Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne) (Young Bombs Remix)
- Oliver Heldens – Gecko (feat. Becky Hill) (Overdrive)
- Corona – Rhythm Of The Night (Blonde Version)
- Rixton – Wait On Me (Calvo House Remix)
- Waze & Odyssey – Bump & Grind 2014 (Asino Edit)
- Jack Ü – Take U There (feat. Kiesza) (Hunter Siegel Remix)
- Sander van Doorn& Oliver Heldens – THIS (Original Mix) vs This Jack
- Benny Benassi – Beautiful People (feat. Chris Brown) (Funk D mts Ludovika Bootleg)
This list will be shorter because we consider them to be great for our taste. These songs will help you think quickly and pick up clues. However, depending on your favorite movies or specific taste, you can add pretty much anything that you enjoy.
- Interstellar o.s.t.
- Lord of the rings o.s.t.
- Taxi o.s.t.
- Ocean’s Eleven o.s.t.
- The Bourne Identity o.s.t
This playlist contains mixed songs that are either poker-related or have to do with luck, patience, money, and grinding. You can find a little bit of everything on this playlist, because it may get boring to listen to just one type of music.
- Aerosmith – Deuces are wild
- Don Williams – Deck of Cards
- Whitesnake – Gambler
- Lil Wayne – Money on my mind
- Guns N’ Roses – Patience
- Eminem – Kings never die
- Iron Maiden – Aces High
- Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
- Metallica – King Nothing
- AC/DC – Money Talks
- Aerosmith – Kings and Queens
- AC/DC – The Jack
- 2Pac – Ambitions of a Ridah
- Motorhead – Ace of Spades
- Electric Light Orchestra – Poker
- Kid Cudi – Make Her Say ft. Common, Kanye West