Casinos are fantastic places in terms of aesthetics. They provide incredible views to people due to the well-designed areas. This is why it’s such a surprise that they’re not used as the setting for music videos more often – the bright lights and glamorous surroundings make them perfect for exciting shots. However, there are some musicians who took the plunge and decided to use casinos for their videos. We’ve taken a look at the best ones that are out there.
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Bruno Mars is perhaps one of the most underrated artists in the world today. His catchy tunes and slick dance moves have helped him to put out some incredible songs and some great videos. 24K Magic is a song that manages to combine both. While the video doesn’t start in a casino, it does begin in Vegas, the home of some of the top casinos in the world. While Vegas might not be able to compete with some of the top fast payout casinos in Canada for speed, it knocks it out of the park in terms of entertainment. Mars is well aware that the strip is the best place for fun.
He goes straight into the casino with his friends and spends some time relaxing with the games. What makes this video so impressive is the incredible, almost iconic, shot near the end with Bruno Mars enjoying himself in the world-famous Bellagio fountain.
Katy Perry – Waking Up in Vegas
She might maintain a lower profile these days, preferring to let the new generation handle the female star power, but there was a time when Katy Perry was a certified hit factory. This is a great song and it has a terrific video to go with it. It sees Katy spending her time in Vegas, hitting the slots and winning big. It shows off the bright lights of Vegas perfectly and is easily one of the most fun videos on this list.
Sam Smith – Money on My Mind
This is one of those songs that you might not know from the title, but once you hear it, you’ll know exactly which song it is. It’s a great song that is definitely an ear worm. Money on My Mind also has a fantastic video to go with it. It shows off some of the most iconic locations on the Vegas strip and the people enjoying the games that are on offer.
Smith’s haunting voice really goes well here and as is to be expected with a song about money, the location is absolutely ideal.
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
U2 is one of the most legendary bands of all time. While Bono might be a bit of a polarizing figure, there can be no denying that the band’s songwriting skills are off the charts. This is one of their greatest songs and the video is also superb. The Vegas setting shows the city and the strip in such a favorable light that it was actually given credit for changing the perception of Vegas back in the 1980s.
The Killers – Shot at the Night
The Killers have put out some tremendous songs over the years, and this one is perhaps a little more poignant than most. The video itself is a masterly show of storytelling and depicts people experiencing Vegas in all its glory. Watching this video for the first time is a moment that many people won’t ever forget. It also ties into the view of Vegas being a city where anyone can achieve their dreams, even if they’re starting out from nothing.