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A great many of us have an affinity with music, our lives would be far duller if it was not present, and a great many of us enjoying gaming whether that is video games or playing at an online casino or slots site. 

The gambling industry has always pioneered new ideas and technology and as technology advanced so did the quality of games available to play online increased. 

Marrying up popular music and games creating an overall theme was therefore a natural evolution, and this partnership has led to some great online slots games. 

How Does Music Feature in Slots?

As one of humanities greatest achievements of creativity music can carry many feelings and there are not many of us that do not have a special track or song that we can relate to on a personal level. 

The slot machine has made use of music from its earliest days in the traditional casino – those venues that drew in crowds from all over to drink in the atmosphere of the tables, the glitz and glamour and to try their luck on the iconic roulette wheel or the themed slots machines. 

Online slots games such as roulette (which after you have read this roulette wheel guide you might just find yourself drawn to the game) have also always used music to enhance game play. Just like any other video game, slots need to have a soundtrack that keeps the player entertained without being too obtrusive. 

Themes Play Their Part

The mechanical slot machines all enjoy a theme, and the same is applied to the online slots games too. Whether that theme is in the horror genre, ancient Egypt or a rock legend themed slots there will be a sound track to match the games bringing the look, feel and graphics all together to make the game appealing.

For instance, music themes can be used for the popularity and cultural appeal – take the late great Michael Jackson who sold in the region of 65/70 million copies of the album ‘Thriller.’ It makes good marketing sense to design an online slots game in their image to attract fans of MJ with all the symbols, catchphrases and songs incorporated into a simple slots game to make it infinitely more enjoyable. 

In fact, music is used in nearly every form of entertainment, from movies, TV, and gaming and one of the major things it offers is a more immersive experience for players, helping to improve concentration and mood. Being able to ‘zone out’ whilst listening to music gives players a more entertaining experience which they will undoubtedly return to repeatedly. 

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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