The Gambler + Know When To Hold ’em, Know When To Fold ’em

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em are lyrics from “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers. This was one of his best songs for people that play Texas Holdem poker online for real money and all Kenny Rogers fans. This song was recorded in 1978 and is still extremely popular to the point where it packs concert arenas like the Westbury Music Fair on December 23, 2015 for The Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour.

The folks from the American Poker Directory have been watching the 2015 world series of Poker in their hotel casino rooms while following ‘The Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour’. The good folks from the American Poker Directory thought his performance with Linda Davis at the Westbury Music Fair was spectacular. Kenny Rogers later went on to perform songs from his Christmas album but the highlight of the show for us was listening to the lyrics [You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em] because we understand playing in high stakes Texas Holdem Poker tournaments online.

The Gambler + Know When To Hold 'em, Know When To Fold 'em

Some of the younger real money Texas Holdem poker players that read the AmericanPokerDirecory.com may not know this song or may not have ever seen the movie “The Gambler” starring Kenny Rogers. We are going to tell all of the readers a little bit about the song and the movie other than the famous lyrics, You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.

Contrary to many beliefs, The Gambler was not written by Kenny Rogers. It was written by Don Schlitz and performed by Kenny Rogers and other American country artists in 1978 like Jonny Cash. The Gambler was the fifth album that Kenny Rogers recorded and in 1980 won the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance.

In an article on Wikipedia Kenny Rogers stated, “When I go to Korea or Hong Kong people say ‘Ah, the gambler!’“ which shows how popular this song has become around the world, not only the United States of America. Kenny Rogers has sold over 35 Million Albums so far and is still touring with other artists like Linda Davis singing this famous song.

There were not intermissions in the Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour at Westbury Music Fair on December 23, 2015. He took some time to sit down and tell jokes to the audience. One of the jokes included a reference to the movie the Gambler when he said that people are getting tired of hearing the same thing over and over when playing real money Texas Holdem poker with him. After saying that all of the screens came on with the Geico Commercial with Kenny sitting there with 3 of his friends playing in a poker tournament.
Sources –

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambler_%28song%29

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Schlitz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gambler_%28album%29

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