How to Win in Roulette - Strategies

How to Win in Roulette - Tricks, Strategies and Betting Systems

Roulette, as an independent casino game in its own right, has enjoyed worldwide popularity for over 300 years. The aim of developing a strategy to play roulette that allows the player to beat the casino is almost as old as the game itself. Many 'systems' or strategies have been developed and employed to try and beat the casino, or at least reduce its edge. NeonSlots have selected the top 10 best known roulette strategies currently available being the most played strategies among players according to statistics provided by a multitude of fully licensed casinos and opinion polls.

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Top 10 Gaming Strategies for Roulette

All the mathematical systems and strategies to play roulette have been developed by players and refined by players with considerable mathematical expertise. The main idea and the advantage of adopting a certain strategy when playing is that the player makes the smart move of taking control of their expenditure, deciding before playing what losses are acceptable (which is not to say desirable) and organises their tactics in order to reduce or stop losses when they occur and maximise profits when it is 'felt' that they are on a winning streak.

7 Strategies for basic roulette:

3 Roulette Strategies for the main playing field:

Newcomers to the game often ask the question, is it possible to beat the casino by playing roulette according to the rules of the strategies listed above? But the question is often asked without specifying other significant game conditions upon which the correct answer depends.

There is no purely mathematical roulette strategy that allows the player to completely exclude the possibility of loss, nor can any of the betting strategies influence the mathematical profitability of the game.

In some rare and isolated cases, technical difficulties can result in roulette wheels that do not fully have an equal distribution of winning numbers. This phenomenon is called the 'partiality' or 'bias' of the roulette wheel and in this case the Contra-Biarritz Strategy may be applied, being perhaps the most appropriate strategy casinos with biased roulette wheels. But even this strategy, like all the others, cannot preclude the effect of random luck in the game. Each time the ball is thrown, the player risks losing as well having the chance of winning. Indeed, where would the fun be without this element of gameplay?

Analyze of the differences of the different strategies is possible from the example of three variants of game evolution.

Let's say, for example, that during 10 consecutive throws the player bets on red, starting with a base bet and changing its size according to the rules of the chosen strategy. In the first variant we will consider the least successful scenario for the player: consecutively, for example, ten black numbers are produced and, therefore, the player loses ten consecutive bets being the worst possible outcome for the player.

The following table shows the current total balance of the player (in base bets) in each of the ten spins, for the five most used strategies:

Strategy/Spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale -1 -3 -7 -15 -31 -63 -127 -255 -511 -1023
Reverse Martingale -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
D'Alembert -1 -3 -6 -10 -15 -21 -28 -36 -45 -55
D'Alembert Reverse -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
Fibonacci -1 -2 -4 -7 -12 -20 -33 -54 -88 -143

As can be seen, with a long series of consecutive losses the highest cost occurs in the progressive systems Martingale and Fibonacci, while in the case of non-progressive strategies the bet is not increased after each successive loss and, consequently, the player loses less money.

Next, we analyze the second variant in which, during 10 consecutive runs, only red numbers are produced and, therefore, it turns out to be the best series for the player with ten consecutive bets won.

Strategy/Spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale +1  +2  +3  +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Reverse Martingale +1 +3 +7 +15 +31 +63 +127 +255 +511 +1023
D'Alembert +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Reverse D'Alembert +1 +3 +6 +10 +15 +21 +28 +36 +45 +55
Fibonacci +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10

It is not difficult to prove that the maximum growth of the size of the player's balance (or 'bankroll' as it is often called) in case of ten successive consecutive runs is achieved with the reverse strategies. It should be noted that in the previous table the non-progressive strategies (reverse Martingale and reverse D'Alembert) have been considered as a mathematical model in which the player does not collect the profit and continues participating in the game over 10 consecutive spins, progressively increasing the bet.

However, roulette rarely progresses with such long series of successful or failed consecutive runs. In conclusion, we analyze the third variant-type of game, in which the player also bets each time for red, but red and black numbers are produced strictly interspersedly.

Strategy/Spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale +1 0 +2 +1 +3 +2 +4 +3 +5 +6
Reverse Martingale +1 -1 0 -2 -1 -3 -2 -4 -3 -5
D'Alembert +1 0 +2 +1 +3 +2 +4 +3 +5 +6
Reverse D'Alembert +1 -1 0 -2 -1 -3 -2 -4 -3 -5
Fibonacci +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0

It is obvious that the equal distribution of results when wins are interspersed with the losses can result in a relatively insignificant decrease in a player's balance if the game is played according to the rules of the non-progressive (reverse) strategies. In this variant the gambling indicators with the progressive strategies such as Martingale and D'Alembert coincide completely, which is related to the fact that in both systems the bet after the first loss increases in an equivalent or parallel manner.

Each time the player makes a bet, the risk fluctuates not only in relation to the same game, but also to the system chosen and the size of the player's balance. To be a more effective player in roulette, you need to be familiar with all these important aspects gameplay, how they apply in theory and how to employ them in practice.