Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades named the greatest gambling song of all time

Motorhead in 1980: Lemmy, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor and 'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Image credit: Fin Costello/Redferns - Getty)

Motorhead (opens in new tab)’s Ace Of Spades has been named the greatest gambling song of all time.

CardsChat (opens in new tab) report that PokerStars asked 1000 of their European customers to pick their best-loved poker-themed song – and it was Lemmy and co’s 1980 classic which topped the poll.

Second place went to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, with House Of The Rising Sun by the Animals coming third.

It’s also reported that some of the other tracks to feature in the final list included Elvis Presley’s Lucky Be A Lady, The Gambler by Kenny Rogers and Big River by Johnny Cash.

Earlier this week, Metallica’s James Hetfield shared a video of himself rocking out to Ace Of Spades from behind the wheel of his car (opens in new tab).

Hetfield can be seen – horns up – blasting out the track while singing along.

Here’s Classic Rock’s The Story Behind The Song feature on Ace Of Spades (opens in new tab).

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.