Roulette Betting Strategies

How do you plan on winning big on Roulette? Through sheer luck, or by noting the average behaviour of physical wheels and then placing bets that are statistically likely to win? If that second option sounds too complicated, we have to agree.

Though some individuals managed to pull this physical analysis off in the past, notably Dr Richard Jarecki, it takes thousands of hours to arrive at complicated formulae. In addition, the physical Roulette wheels of today are made so well that they don’t usually have the physical imperfections that made the system possible in the first place.

Never fear, however; there are plenty of Roulette betting strategies for you to try. They can’t guarantee a win, and you should still only play with money that you can afford to lose, but they’re well worth trying.

Commonalities in Each Strategy

Online Roulette strategies only work for the outside track stakes that have just 2 betting options: the Odd/Even, Red/Black and High/Low Bets. You predict that the ball will hit an odd- or even-numbered panel, a red or green-numbered panel, or a high-numbered (19 to 36) or low-numbered (1 to 18) panel. The inside track wagers are far more variable, and betting on them is a lot riskier.

In the game plans listed below, you get to choose your own starting stake and your bets are increased and decreased as you lose and win respectively. That can feel counterintuitive to players, but the basic idea is that over time you’ll recoup any losses and make a small profit. The key to successful staking is patience.

Martingale Strategy

In probability theory, a Martingale is defined as a sequence of variables in which the next value given is determined by totalling all preceding variables. In other words, the next number in the Martingale sequence 1, 2, 3, 6 is 12 (1+2+3+6 = 12). The probability concept actually arose from the gambling strategy, which involves doubling your wagers when you lose and halving them when you win.

D’Alembert Strategy

Jean le Rond d’Alembert was a French mathematician who asserted that when there are 2 possible outcomes to an event, they occur with the same frequency. You choose your own starting stake, as well as the amount that you want to increase and decrease your bet by as you lose and win, respectively.

Fibonacci Strategy

Unlike the French Martingale and D’Alembert methods, the Fibonacci strategy is named after an Italian. Fibonacci was a mathematician who lived in Pisa during the 12th century, and among his other achievements he developed the Fibonacci sequence that has multiple mathematical applications.

The first 2 numbers in the sequence are 0 and 1, and each number after that is the sum of the preceding 2 variables, thus: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 and so on. You choose your betting unit and then move up and down the sequence as you lose and win. For example, if your unit is 10 you’ll bet $10, $10 and then $20 if you win 3 times in a row. If you lose at that point, you go back to $10.