Ultimate pre-game poker night albums

April 17, 2018

From gym sessions to job interviews, there’s nothing like a good tune to take you from zero to hero and get you in the zone, and poker is no different!

With Molly’s Game out next month on DVD and Digital, we’ve put together the best albums to blast pre-game, whether you’re a complete novice or at the top of your game.

Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band

Choice track: 'Take the Money and Run'

Respectable alternative: ‘Gimme Shelter’ from Let it Bleed – The Rolling Stones

Your play-style: The Newbie

Let’s face it, skill and strategy won’t be your strong points. With a cheat sheet and a bit of beginner’s luck you might win a few hands. But at the end of the day, you’re there for a good time, not fortune and glory!

Ready to Die (The Remaster) - The Notorious B.I.G.

Choice track: 'Gimme the Loot'

Respectable alternative: ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu Tang Clan

Your play-style: Young Money

You’re a new breed of poker champion, raised by the internet. A veteran gambler, but you’ve never stepped foot in a casino. You won’t be reading tells like the old pros, but you sure know when to hold them, and you sure know when to fold them.

Ace of Spades - Motörhead

Choice track: 'Ace of Spades', naturally

Respectable alternative: ‘Raining Blood’ from Reign in Blood – Slayer

Your play-style: The Maniac

Sunglasses. Hat. Hoodie. It’s more game plan than fashion statement. You’re in it to win it, grace, humility and friendships be damned. 

Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits

Choice track: 'Warm Beer and Cold Women'

Respectable alternative: ‘Blue Train’ from Blue Train – John Coltrane

Your play-style: Card Shark

With countless years of experience, you’re undoubtedly the best player at the table. You're adaptable, can sense a bluff like nobody else, and will happily suffer small defeats for big victories down the line.

Dante Symphony - Franz Liszt

Choice track: 'Inferno'

Dis-respectable alternative: ‘Poker Face’ from The Fame – Lady Gaga, you absolute mad man.

Your play-style: Death, Destroyer of Worlds

You might not know the odds like your pal the Card Shark, but your psychological game is on another level. You don’t love to win – you love ruining lives. Are you a sociopath? Maybe. Are you a good poker player? Undoubtedly.

Molly's Game is available on Blu-ray DVD & Digital now.

 

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