Roulette Strategy

Best Roulette Strategy

Roulette Strategy Guide  If you have ever played Online Roulette or any of the other popular casino games, then you are probably aware that almost every one of these casino games comes with a strategy. Roulette is certainly no exception with a myriad of suggested strategies that start from simple 50/50 bets to betting on split and straight bets that are based around the history from previous spins, the odds of a particular bet coming in and the return involved with winning on that spin.

Taking into Account Minimum and Maximum Betting Rules

Every strategy comes with its limitations. You need to always be aware of the minimum and maximum bets allowed on both outside and inside bets. We mention inside and outside bet limits because they are both usually different and they can limit or enhance the strategy that you decide to use. As a general rule of thumb, you should expect the outside minimum bet to higher than placing inside bets.

Why Play A Strategy – Isn’t Roulette Based on Luck?Online Luck

On the whole Roulette is a game of luck with the odds placed on each betting option slightly in favour of the house. Even the red/black, high/low and odd/even bets do not quite come with 50/50 odds of winning and so wing in house’s favour. This is because on most European style boards there is one 0, which does not count as red/black, high/low or odd/even. These odds are again slightly reduced because you have to consider American Roulette comes with a 0 and a 00.

The James Bond Roulette Strategy

We’re going to begin with the most audacious roulette system because we all know and love James Bond’s casino image for being a cunning winner. You will put the odds of you winning to 67.5% in your favour thus leaving the house with only a 32.5% chance, but not without some risk on your part of course.

This roulette system is mainly for high rollers so we’ll be using some higher figures than the strategies that follow the James Bond strategy. Nonetheless, you can play with the figures here to suit your style/budget by reducing the amounts wagered. The amount you need to bet overall in this example is $210.

Outside Bet ($140): Here place $140 on the even odds bet for high numbers 19 to 36

(Win = $280 giving you an $70 profit – you will get back the original $140 bet and another $140 top that will cover the loss of the $60 and $10 bets made as per below)

Inside Bets ($60): Lay $10 making six straight bets for the numbers 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

(If any one of these numbers lands, you win $10 multiplied by the 35-1 pay-out – this is a massive $350 win and a massive $240 profit because the win covers the $140 and $10 bets)

Inside Bet ($10): Wager $10 on the 0 (European/French Roulette)

(If the 0 lands, you win $10 multiplied by the 35-1 pay-out – once again a massive $350 win and a colossal $240 profit that once again covers the $140 and $10 aforementioned bets)

The only numbers not covered here are 1 to 12 giving you 67.5% chance of coming out with a profit from this system.

Most tables will allow you to bet $210 across the roulette board in a single spin both in live casinos and online casinos with no problems. Therefore, this system shouldn’t pose any problems.

Nonetheless, the system isn’t free of risk as with any casino game. If the ball lands on numbers 1 to 12, although only 32.5% in favour of the house, you could end up losing a lot of cash should this happen twice or even three times consecutively. You need to be sure of you game and be a risk taker that can afford the risk otherwise you could find yourself quitting sooner rather than later.

Overall, this isn’t really a popularly implemented strategy, but it is fun and gives you that James Bond feel when you’re playing online with odds that work in your favour.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular strategies being used today:

The Martingale Strategy & Roulette System

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this strategy, and it is probably the most well-known Roulette or 50/50 betting strategy out there.

The Martingale strategy is very simple. Each time you lose a bet, you double the amount wagered on the lost spin for the next up and coming spin. This way if you win after a lost bet, you will regain your loss from the previous bet and make a profit even after consecutive losses. You can then revert back to your original betting amount after the win; therefore, it is best to use this strategy by beginning with the minimum bet.

Another reason for beginning with the minimum bet is down to the maximum bet allowed. Red/black, high/low and odd/even are all known as outside bets. Check for the minimum and maximum bet allowances because unfortunately the laws of variation are not consistent. For instance, you could flip a coin 5 times and it could land on heads every time – red or black Roulette can be just as inconsistent.

Imagine being on a £5 minimum bet table with a £160 maximum on the outside betting zone. Using the Martingale system means that if you lose your first bet, you will raise the next bet to £10. The next loss will require a £20 bet, the next a £40 bet, then an £80 and finally if you lose on the fifth spin, you sixth spin is last chance to regain your cash. From here, you would only be able place a maximum bet of £160.

The D’Alembert Betting Strategy

This is probably one of the most interesting strategies we have come across because it is also based on outside bets, it is still closely related to the Martingale system and the D’Alembert system can save you a hell of a lot of cash if you use it wisely.

In this system there is no need to chase a win and rather it is better to regain your losses and then go for a profit. Sounds complicated? Actually it’s quite easy to utilise.

Let’s imagine you bet £5 and lose. Your next bet would then be £10. Why? Because this means you bet a total of £15 and if you win on the second spin, you get £20 back – you have evened out your losses and come out with a £5 profit on top. However, if you lose this bet, then you increment the third bet by another £5. Now this means £5 + £10 + £15 will have been wagered over three spins. The bet should be £15, which a win would cover the £5 + £10 bets already lost on the first and second spin. If you win on the third spin, you win your entire £30 wagered back and you break even.

If you lose on the third bet, then you need to increment only by the amount bet on the previous loss (spin 2). That means you add £10 to the just made £15 bet making the next bet a £25 wager. £5 + £10 + £15 + £25 is £55. Should you win, you will win £50 back leaving only at a £5 loss and you step back down to the previous bet of £15 for the next bet. Should you win that bet, you will have won £30 covering your £5 loss and putting you £25 in the green.

With this D’Alembert system, you will have risked far less than you would have by the time you reach the fourth bet using the Martingale roulette strategy. When you win your losses back, you revert back to the previous amount bet, so if you win on the fourth spin, you can move back to the £15 bet or move all the way back to your original minimum stake and start again.

Ok – so now you know the system, what happens if you lose the fourth bet? All you need to do is figure out how much you have lost in total and make a bet that will pay back the amount you have lost so far. In the above example the loss is £5 + £10 + £15 + £25 equalling £55, so the increment should be the amount of the previous loss which was £15, which is added to the recently lost £25 bet – now you have wagered £5 + £10 + £15 + £25 + £40 equating to a £95 commitment. However, the law of averages says you should win the fifth bet and should you win, they your £40 will turn into £80 leaving you with just a £15 loss.

The sixth bet will be a step down to £25 giving you a potential £50 return covering the £15 loss and giving you a £35 profit – hopefully now you get the picture!

There are other variations of this system and they can differ slightly from country to country and casino to casino, but in essence you can see that this is all about chasing a profit at the right time and chasing you losses in a cool, calm and collective manner.

Straight Bet or Split Bet D’Alembert Strategy

This is still not a well documented strategy for straight and split bets, but as you begin to read more about the D’Alembert Roulette system, you will start to understand how this system works because it is actually based on common sense.

All you need to do is figure out the odds of one number coming in. On a European or French Roulette board with a single 0, the odds are 37/1 and on an American style Roulette board there is a 0 and a 00, therefore the odds are 38/1. Both offer a 35/1 return on your bet.

One of the main advantages you have when you arrive at the roulette board is the fact that you have the history board. Select any number that is not displayed on the history and place you bet – the minimum is best to start with as once again with this strategy, you do need to consider the minimum bet on inside bets is usually higher than on outside bets.

If there are 10 numbers displayed, you have already reduced the odds by 10 and theoretically your number should have a 26/1 or 27/1 chance of coming in. Obviously as mentioned earlier, variation is not always consistent in any game, but what the hell, you have so many numbers to play with here.

After every losing spin, increment the bet on the same number by a single minimum bet. That means if you bet £5, the next bet must be £10. On the second bet you will have risked £15, but the £10 comes with a £350 reward – more than enough to cover your losses. Continue incrementing by one bet every time you lose until you win.

It is worth noting that you do not necessarily have to keep on incrementing your bet. Instead you can keep the bet the same for several bets until you would suffer a loss even if you won. This would be the time to increment the bet to ensure you are always spinning for a profit, while at the same time you are risking less of a loss.

The Fibonacci Roulette Betting Strategy

This is a strategy that is almost like the D’Alembert system except it involves adding together the previous two bets made. This creates a sequence of numbers. This system usually involves the outside bets with even odds payouts.

If $1 is the first bet, then the second bet will also be $1, and it is then that you begin adding the numbers together. However, you will need to wait and see if you win or not on those initial two bets. If you win the second bet, you are able to take the amount wagered on the first and second bets, then add them together, which is a simple $2 bet for bet number three.

The greatest advantage to this strategy is the fact that you end up winning more despite actually losing more bets than you lose; unless you are really unlucky, which happens, but luck does also swings around in roundabouts. At the end of the day you are either going to have a quick game, a long drawn out game (usually playing for longer is fun anyway) or you are going to be on an awesome winning streak.

Let’s look further into how this strategy works:

So on the third bet for $2 if you lose, you bet another $2. Lose again, and you add the third and fourth bets together for a $4 bet.

  • Bet 1: $1 lose
  • Bet 2: $1 lose
  • Bet 3: $2 win $4: back to even
  • Bet 4: $1 win $2: $1 profit
  • Bet 5: $1 lose: back to even
  • Bet 6: $1 lose: -$1 loss
  • Bet 7: $2 lose: -$3 loss
  • Bet 8: $2 lose: -$5 loss
  • Bet 9: $4 lose: -$9 loss
  • Bet 10: $4 lose: -$13 loss
  • Bet 11: $8 win $16: -$5 loss
  • Bet 12: $4 win $8: -$1 loss
  • Bet 13: $2 lose: -$3 loss
  • Bet 14: $2 lose: -$5 loss
  • Bet 15: $4 win: -$1 loss

After 15 bets you have been a bit unlucky in this example with ten lost bets out of fifteen, so a winning ratio of 33%. However, you have had a good time and your losses were affordable. This is what happens on a bad day using this system. Imagine if you did this on a good day with a 66% win ratio and your profit will be sky high.

Most people like to use this system across all the even odd betting areas – so they will have 3 bets going at one time. This would be the high/low, odd/even and red/black bets. They tend to bet a particular spot; for example, if someone picks black, they will continue to bet black throughout the rest of the session. This methodology stands for good reason because if you start to play with the odds of the ball landing on red or black too often, you could be playing a dangerous/losing game with the odds of probability.

Wrapping it all up

These are just a few roulette strategies that you can try. We would suggest you read them more than once just make sure you are sure with the amount you are betting and you understand quickly how the strategy works. If you play roulette online, you can usually take your time; while if you play in live casinos, you will be restricted by time and so you will need to quickly figure what your next move is or you could end up losing out.

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