Roulette Strategy

Playing roulette can be an adrenaline rush and has the potential to yield big winnings. While some of the game comes down to chance, the best way to really maximize winnings is by using strategies. There are numerous tactics that are in use, like the James Bond Strategy. Players use these to try to increase their chance of winning. The strategies all have merit; there is nothing in life guaranteed to make you win. Those who don’t know how to quit when they are ahead, are probably going be on the losing end, regardless of how many times they win. However, to increase your winning potential, learn a few strategies and how to effectively implement them.

The Martingale Strategy

This is the most common strategy out there. After you have lost a bet, the goal here is to double the bet giving you a 50/50 chance of winning the next round. If successful, the first win will not only recuperate all the losses that have occurred previously, but it will also give you a small profit. This strategy is intuitive in nature.

When playing a basic game of roulette, it’s like a coin flip game where you bet on the color and either you win or don’t. By betting on just a single color, many keep betting and doubling their offer till they win. By doing this the probability of winning seems to increase. Once a win happens, then you can recover all the losses. While in theory this sounds good, the strategy isn’t full proof. The probability is how things should probably happen, but this isn’t an actuality. The likelihood that you will hit black after you have hit red four times isn’t guaranteed. Just because something is probably doesn’t provide any assurances.

Another thing to consider is that eventually, after you have had several losses, you will reach your maximum betting capacity. When this occurs, and if you’re in the red, even if you would win you would still lose. The goal is to keep making larger bets that recuperates the losses. While it may work for some, it isn’t definite.

The Reverse Martingale Strategy

Similar to the Martingale, the reverse is where you increase the bets when you win, and you decrease them when you lose. If you are on a roll, a hot streak as they call it, this is the time to increase your earnings. However, when and if you hit that dry patch, you can help to limit your losses by reducing your betting amount. Simply find a table that has a small minimum bet allowance. The strategy is to bet a small amount on the preferred black or red, or even or odd. Say you choose red and once you hit red, you kept losing. Don’t get out of the game, rather bet a small amount to keep you going. When you hit your color of choice, you win and then next round you should double the bet on the same color.

If you should win again, then double the bet once again. So if you bet 1 the first time, you would be 2 the next time. If you won on 2, then you would be 4. If you won on 4, then you would be 8. You keep doubling until you lose. Once you lose, go back down to the original bet amount. This move is risky, especially if you lose. When you lose, you lose everything. To make this game successful, ride the winning streak and quite before losing.

The D’Alembert Strategy

If you are fearful of the Martingale or the reverse Martingale strategies, then the D’Alembert may be of interest. By ramping up and down the mathematic factors, rather than using geometry, it may prove to be positive. Rather than doubling a bet when you lose a hand, you simply increase your bet by one when you lose. The D’Alembert strategy is a bit safer because the bet is slowly increased by a mere one after a loss. The goal is to have as many wins as there are losses. If this happens you will show a profit at the end of the night.

To understand this further, let’s say you had $5.00 that you bet on red. If you should lose this round, then you would put a bet the next round for $6.00 on the red. If you should happen to lose again, then you would be $7.00 next round on the red. Now, if you would lose this round, then you would decrease the bet by $1.00, so the bet would be $6.00. It goes back and forth like this so that when you walk away you are ahead. When you are on a losing streak, wait till the winning starts up again to get to your total number of losses. However, if you seem to be on a winning streak, you want to keep playing until your wins and losses equal out and you are ahead.

The Fibonacci Strategy

Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, was a famous Mathematician in Italy. He was nicknamed Fibonacci. He was responsible for discovering a arrangement of numbers that were beneficial to the roulette player. The bet is decided by adding the last two digits together. It may sound a bit confusing and overwhelming, but it is pretty simple. The betting sequence would look something like this: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233 – 377 – 610.

This strategy includes betting by simply adding the last amounts that were bet together. There is an advantage of this strategy in that you can come out with a profit if you lose more games than you have actually won. There is a serious disadvantage that must be considered. The further down the sequence that you go, the more money that you will lose. The goal of this method is to strike quickly and then get out of harm’s way.

It is also interesting to note that because the Fibonacci strategy is a betting system that is on the even numbers, doesn’t meant that you cannot bid on the odd too. You can bid on the odd numbers using this strategy, it works on both.

The James Bond Strategy

Those who want a more fool proof system can count on Ian Fleming and the creator of the James Bonds series for inspiration. This strategy requires the use of $200. In this method, you make what is known as a column bet. You place $140 of the $200 on the high numbers; this would be the 10-36. Then you place the additional $50 on any numbers between 13-18. Then lastly, you place the remaining $10 on 0 as back up for insurance. It is important to know the possible outcomes. If you are not on a winning streak and the ball goes in pockets between 1-12, then you will lose your money. Some people will bring in the Martingale strategy at this point. Otherwise, you have gained a handsome profit. If you hit pockets 19-36, you will win $80. If you hit pockets 13-18, you will win $100. Landing on 0 pockets will get you $160.

All these strategies can work, but the long run math will not be in your favor. Most are favorable in the short-term. For instance, if something words 9 out of 10 times, it doesn’t mean it will necessarily cover your losses. You may have a small change of winning a little bit, but you also have a small chance of a big loss too. All strategies should be used with caution when playing at