Bangarang, or Mozart? How does music affect your gambling?

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From pop to punk, the whole world loves music, but does it affect the way you act when you are gaming? The guys at Lucky Nugget have trawled through study after study to find out whether it really makes a difference!

Over the years, there have been many studies conducted on how different types of music can affect our behavior. You know, how supermarkets play upbeat tunes to get you in the mood for spending big – that kind of thing. Music creates an atmosphere that can affect the way we think, what we do and how we act in our environment. It creates a setting, like eerie music in horror films – but in real life. Studies have shown that even if you don’t like the upbeat modern music, it will still put you in a positive mood to play – even if you’re the most hardcore Slipknot fan out there!

So, does music in land based casinos make a difference?

Enter any casino, especially in America, and you’ll often find a number of players wearing headphones. At first, it might seem as though the players might want to drown out the noise around them, but usually, it’s just because they prefer to listen to their own music. Like everyone, players like to listen to upbeat music when playing blackjack, which helps to keep them positive – especially through intense gaming sessions!

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Casino music can make feel like you’re on a movie set!

The same goes for the music played through sound systems. The music is specially picked to get the best out of the players. It’s always a soundtrack of upbeat, modern, fast-paced tunes, which are sure to get punter’s hearts racing.

This energy casino music creates is contagious and spreads from player to player, until everyone is feeling super-positive and ready to play.

A number of academic studies have suggested the same. Griffiths, M.D. 2009, which stated that despite obvious differences in musical taste, music is always known to “heighten emotional states, although the complexities of the relationship between the two are still unclear”. Casino music then, could go and spur you on to splash the mega-bucks!

Music in Online Casinos

If you want to be technical, there is actually no music ‘in’ an online casino. You can play anywhere at any time, even if it is from the comfort of your own home. The great thing about playing from home is the choice to play with the sound effects either on or off.

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Playing at home means you’re in complete control!

Many people say you don’t get the most out of the online game unless you play with the soundtrack on, but you could always have your own playlist blasting away – it all depends on what you prefer.

When playing the high budget slots like the Marvel series, it would be a shame to mute the intensely awesome soundtrack. However, whatever you prefer –  the original soundtracks or your own personalized playlist –  any casino game has the potential to be enjoyable!

At the end of the day though, it’s all up to you!

So, whether you like jazz or hip-hop, there’s no doubt that music really does affect the way we play. Here at Lucky Nugget, we know we love to switch between the soundtrack and our own music – depending on how cool the game is!

What do you think about casino music? Do you have a personalized playlist you use while playing online? Let us know down below by leaving a comment.