asked Adkins who came up with the idea of this song. He replied: "I think overall there are no real rules for how we work on tunes. There is really no set way that a Jimmy Eat world song comes into existence. I think that there hasn't been an actual Jimmy Eat World song written since 1996! There is no consideration for how it's going to end up or where it's going to end up. It's really just about the song and what we think the song needs. Much later we get to a point where we can decide if it's going on an album or not, or if it's going in the don't-open-until-Christmas pile!
For 'Big Casino,' everything starts as an experimentation and then a reaction to that. Like there's a guitar riff or something simple, and then it just kind of expands from there. Or there's a drum pattern or something, and then it kind of expands from there, usually with the first thing being something that is experimental or a mistake or maybe playing an instrument you don't normally play. A lot of the songs start out with me playing drums, making a loop or something, and then playing guitar along with that."