Celebrity Themed Slot Games

Just when you thought you had seen it all in regards to celebrity endorsements you come across a range of slot machines that are themed and based around well known celebrities! In fact, there is a lot of money to be made by celebrities allowing their images to be used on any type of gaming machines and the lure of big bucks has been too much of a temptation to resist for many!

It wasn’t that long ago that Sharon Osbourne for example was boasting on TV how a bingo site had paid for her new fur coat, in fact she and Ozzy and most of her family have made some large amounts of cash by having their own namesake slot game designed.

The Osbournes slot is one that you will find on offer at casino sites that utilize Microgaming software and as such if you are a fan of any of that rather dysfunctional family then you should track down and give that slot a whirl.

When you play at some bingo sites you will find entire suites of both bingo games and slot games themed around television shows and the cast of those shows, many UK facing bingo sites have such games that are themed around the cast of Coronation Street, Emmerdale and even Eastenders so all you soap fans may enjoy playing some of those slot games.

You may never have actually consider playing slot games and other casino games online or via a mobile device, however there are quite a number of benefits when you do so. One of those benefits is bonus promotional offers that you will find can and will boost the value of your gambling budget and bankroll.

However, when it comes to making financial transactions online many people who are inexperienced at doing so may be a little wary of signing up to a casino bingo site and then giving out their credit or debit card details to that gaming site to allow them to make a deposit into their account.

That is something most gambling site operators know and fully understand and as such there is a rather unique and hassle free way that you can make deposits into any such site and that is by you using your mobile phone bill as the way to have your deposits debited from!

If you have been put off signing up to a mobile casino site for example then we would encourage you to take a look at the paybyphonecasino.uk website, for you will get a full overview of the types of celebrity and other slot and casino games you can play on any type of mobile device and will also be presented with a listing of casinos that will allow you to have your deposits added onto your next phone bill!

There are some fairly low daily deposit amount limits you can make using your mobile phone bill as the way to find your accounts so there is not much chance of you getting carried away gambling at those sites and being landed with a huge phone bill!

Top Ten Songs Casino Themed Songs!

Whether its movies, books or music, tales about taking risks just seem to make art seem that little bit cooler. There’s been hundreds of songs about poker, casino, roulette and everything in between since music began, and we take a look at ten of the best. From rock, to pop, and even heavy metal, check out these gems!

Snake Eyes – Mumford And Sons

The seventh track featured on their 2015 album Wilder Mind, Snake Eyes is a rather sombre piece referencing bad luck with an ex-lover. The title Snake Eyes is a reference to the dice roll resulting in a single pip on each dice, the lowest score available from rolling two dice, and generally considered an omen of bad luck.

Ace of Spades – Motörhead

One of the most famous rock songs in history, 1980’s Ace of Spades from the album of the same name has become an anthem across the globe. The card referenced is traditionally considered the highest card in a deck of cards, but its value can change from game to game. Both the song and the album became firm fan favourites in Motörhead’s catalogue, and the song has been played at every single show since its release.

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Featured on her debut album “The Fame” and one of the singers most famous songs, Poker Face landed at number one in charts across the globe and has been a staple of Gaga’s career ever since, earning itself covers from artists such as Pixie Lott, Chris Daughtry and even Finnish country band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls.

The Angel And The Gambler – Iron Maiden

This 1998 single from British band Iron Maiden was featured on the album Virtual XI, their second with new vocalist Blaze Bayley. The mostly CGI video features the band playing to an animated crowd, and their infamous mascot Eddie acting as house dealer against the bands bass player Steve Harris.

The Jack – AC/DC

Written by the Young Brothers and Bon Scott and appearing on their 1975 album T.N.T, the song has been featured in most of the bands live releases since its debut.

“She gave me the Queen, she gave me the King. She was wheeling’ and dealing’ just doin’ her thing. She was holdin’ a pair, but I had to try. Her deuce was wild but my ace was high.”

Although lyrically themed around gambling and packed with poker terminology, it’s rumoured that perhaps that’s not necessarily the case.

The Winner Takes It All – ABBA

A fan favourite in the ABBA catalogue, and earning itself over an incredible 40 different cover versions, this single hit #1 in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, and South Africa. Featured on the 1980 album Super Trouper, the song was rumoured to be about the divorce of band members Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus but has been heavily denied by both parties on numerous occasions.

Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones

Featured on the infamous 1972 double album Exile On Main Street, the lyrics tell the story of a gambling man who can’t remain faithful to any woman. Credited as a Jagger/Richards composition, the song was initially called Good Time Women, but after Jagger decided he wasn’t a fan of the lyrics so decided to write new ones, settling on the title, and turning to his house keeper for inspiration for the rest of the words.

Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

Probably the most famous gambling song in the world, and the unofficial soundtrack to the city that never sleeps, this track was initially released as a B-Side to “What’d I Say” from the film, Viva Las Legas. Although Presley never played the song live, it’s been covered live by numerous artists and is credited with selling over half a million copies.

Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple

Without a doubt the most popular guitar riff in history, the lyrics to this song tell the story of Deep Purple recording their album Machine Head in Montreux, Switzerland with a mobile recording studio called “The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio” The day before Deep Purple were due to start recording, the Mobile was parked next to the Montreux Casino, an arena that was part of a complex of gambling halls, restaurants and theatres. While Frank Zappa and his band the Mothers of Invention were onstage, a fire was ignited when an audience member shot a flare into the venue ceiling. The Casino burned to the ground, but the studio and band were moved in time to escape damage.

Train of Consequences – Megadeth

Featured on the 1994 album Youthanasia, the lyrics to Train of Consequences tells the story of a man whose laundry list of poor decisions and betrayals eventually start to catch up with him.

“No horse ever ran as fast, as the money that you bet. I’m blowing on my cards and I play them to my chest”

The album received positive reviews upon its release and was commercially successful, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified platinum for shipping one million copies in the United States by 1995

 

LOUNA Releases Astounding New Music Video for ‘Business’, an “Oz” Themed Representation of Religious Oppression and Terrorism

‘Behind a Mask’ is in Stores NOW via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED

The world we live in continues spiraling down into violence caused in large part to the religious differences and political oppression that exists throughout our planet. What is not often recognized is that this is a problem not just in America, but all over the world. Religious zealots from Chechniya took nearly 1000 hostages in 2002 in a theater in Moscow resulting in over a hundred deaths. In 2004, over 40 people were killed when a terrorist suicide bomber from Chechniya blew up a subway car in Moscow during rush hour. And now in 2013 terrorists from Chechniya were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. We must remember we are all experiencing these tragedies across the globe. The imagery of religious and political struggle is not spoon-fed fantasy on the screen, but is instead a horrifying reality that is taking its toll on lives throughout the world.

Today, Russian rockers LOUNA release their new music video for ‘Business’, to remind fans new and old, that all cultures share in the heartbreak and strife that results when religious intolerance and hatred control the minds and hearts of people. This honest and thought-provoking new music video points out the misfortunes and dangers of religious and political oppression in our world. The video was originally completed in late March and was slated to be released in mid-April, just prior to the release of their new album Behind a Mask. Due to the horrible and unspeakable acts committed in Boston at that exact time, it was decided that it was inappropriate to release this video until the present. Now that there has been some measure of resolution and those responsible are in custody, LOUNA and their management believe that the message of this song and video are more appropriate to present.

LOUNA faces religious zealotry issues in their home country on a continual basis. LOUNA feels Orthodox church has been, and remains, a tyrannical and overreaching institution that is above criticism or reproach and is directly responsible for the loss of freedom of so many people in Russia (most recently their influence and involvement in the incarceration of the members of Pussy Riot). The United States has experienced yet another shameful, religiously motivated act (Boston Marathon bombing) first hand and has overcome that oppression by standing together and fighting back. The band empathizes with the tragedy that took the lives of innocent people and wishes to express their deepest condolences for the senseless loss of life that took place in April. Both Russia and the United States have been the victims of religiously motivated acts of terror, and it is the opinion of LOUNA that it is time for an awakening. It is time for us to stand together.

The new video for ‘Business’ has been unveiled exclusively by CraveOnline.com and is available for viewing now. ‘Business’ pays homage to several of the greatest films in history, and builds upon the symbolism contained within each of them to deliver a consistent and clear message: the reality perceived by the masses is no closer to the truth than two plus two equaling five. In doing so, LOUNA created the most epic and expensive music video in the history of Russia was created. Consisting almost entirely of CGI and filmed at the largest green-screen sound stage in Russia, ‘Business’ is quite simply art. Directed by young filmmakers Oleg Taravkov and Dmitry Zuev, and written and produced by Travis Leake who also wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Business’, this video represents an artistic vision of a world torn apart by religious hatred and intolerance.

In this video you will see two sides, enslaved by opposing yet equally messaged propaganda. There are attacks motivated by intolerance, first using stones as in the ancient times, and then progressing throughout the ages as technology developed. A bomb, a drone strike and finally a suicide bomber. The result is the mutual destruction of both sides and the death of innocent people caught in the crossfire.

Religion is a serious subject even in our modern and sophisticated world. Religious conflict shapes and forms the geopolitical realities that all of us, everywhere in the world share. None of us are untouched by it. LOUNA does not wish to tell anyone what they should believe–or not believe–but merely to consider that the struggle between these two sides will (in all practical reality) never be decided, because it is impossible to decide. The wars that are fought and have been fought between Islam and Christianity are older than any of us, or anyone who is alive today. The killing and bloodshed and hatred and envy and despicable acts that are committed by both sides must end for there to be any hope for peace. There are no innocent participants in the modern war for the hearts and minds of people.

In a band declaration, LOUNA states, “LOUNA would like to welcome you to our vision of the world. The message of the song and the video will likely encounter two types of viewers: those who will embrace it and those who will despise it. Probably no one will be able to watch it and listen to the song and have no opinion one way or the other. The message of the song and the video is a sensitive one, and everyone in LOUNA realizes the real possibility of some cultures in the world declaring holy war against us, and others will denounce it as atheist propaganda. While it is true that we in LOUNA are all atheists, the message of our song and video is nonetheless undeniable and illustrates the chaos and death that result from religious conflict. Our priorities are people, peace, truth and freedom. We are demonstrating the truth and saying what so many in the world think but are too afraid to articulate. We will not be silenced by intimidation or fear.”

LOUNA’s new album, Behind a Mask, was released last week via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED. The album will appeal to fans of a blistering and passionate hard rock sound. North American fans will recognize the album’s clear handiwork— Behind a Mask was mixed by renowned producer/engineer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Paramore) and mastering duties were handled by the legendary Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound, New York.

LOUNA is:
Lou Gevorkian (vocals)
Vitaly Demidenko (bass)
Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)
Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)
Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)

For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com
www.reddecaderecords.com