Whether played online or at a land-based venue, Roulette is as popular today as ever. You can usually find a few variations of the age-old game, the European version, the American version, and in some casinos, the French version, which has a couple of additional betting rules.
Many players enjoy a roulette game using a particular strategy or betting system. The strategy could be as simple as betting on a loved one’s birthday or another special date; others like to use a structured betting system.
The Martingale Betting Strategy
The rules of this system are easy to follow; each time you lose, you double your bet. The thinking behind this is that eventually, you will hit a winning streak where the payout should be large enough for you, at the very least, to break even.
The Martingale strategy requires a decent bankroll; remember to play at a roulette table with a low minimum bet and ensure the maximum bet designation is large enough to fit your strategy requirements.
The Reverse Martingale betting strategy follows a similar rule to the Martingale strategy, just in reverse. You will double your bet when you are on a winning streak, which makes more sense to many players.
The Fibonacci Roulette Strategy
It is considered one of the safest betting systems and is based on the famous Fibonacci number, a sequence of numbers that is the sum of the two numbers before it.
When using this system, you will need to use it on even-number bets only, as they have a 50% chance of winning each time.
All you need to do is wait for your first win before moving on to the next number in the sequence. Start with the minimum bet; increase it by one if you win. If you win again, increase your bet by two until you have a losing hand when you start over again.
The Fibonacci Sequence is below:
1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233 – 377 – 610 – 987
The D’Alembert Rouette Strategy
As a low-risk betting system, bets are placed on even-money sections, which pay 1/1. The d’Alembert system places a lot of trust in a roughly equal number of reds appearing as blacks or odds appearing as much as evens. However, you must always take into consideration the casino’s house edge.
After deciding your goal and bankroll size, you will start with a one-unit bet (this could be $1). Stakes are increased more slowly with this system, and you will increase your bet by one base stake unit (in this case, your base stake was $1, so the next bet will be $2).
After every winning bet, the stake for the following one should decrease by one base staking unit unless your base stake was one unit ($1); then, it remains the same.
No matter what strategy you use at the roulette table, remember that they are not foolproof and that your primary reason is to enjoy the thrill of the game. Always remain within your budget and never chase your losses.