Pivot Strategy in Roulette

Pivot Roulette Strategy

The Pivot strategy is very similar to the Biarritz strategy and the Makarov strategy as it is based on choosing a number to bet on consecutively for 35 rounds. It requires the player to know the results of the previous 35 spins before placing their first bet. The base bet can remain the same or it can be increased by applying a progressive roulette strategy that is specific to the Pivot system.

How the Pivot Strategy Works

Before making a bet, players need to look at the previous 35 spins and make a note of the winning numbers. On average for the duration of 35 spins only two thirds of the numbers will appear and one third will not appear at all.

The pivot system states that a player should wait until their chosen number repeats and then bet on it for the next 35 spins. Once their chosen number has won, the player can choose the next number on their list and bet on that one for 35 spins or until it repeats.

The returns can be quite high if the number bet on wins in the early rounds. The table below shows the winnings if you are betting 10 per round:

ROUND PROFIT IF THE NUMBER BET ON WINS ROUND PROFIT IF THE NUMBER BET ON WINS ROUND PROFIT IF THE NUMBER BET ON WINS
1 350 2 340 3 330
4 320 5 310 6 300
7 290 8 280 9 270
10 260 11 250 12 240
13 230 14 220 15 210
16 200 17 190 18 180
19 170 20 160 21 150
22 140 23 130 24 120
25 110 26 100 27 90
28 80 29 70 30 60
31 50 32 40 33 30
34 20 35 10    

Making Progressive Bets with the Pivot Strategy

It is possible to use a progressive betting system to try and maximise winnings from the repeating numbers. Players should start with a bankroll of 105 betting units and use one unit as their base bet. The base bet is placed on the same number every spin until the number wins or it does not appear during 35 consecutive rounds.

Whenever there is more than 105 units in the players bankroll, two units should be bet for the next 35 rounds and this bet stays in place until the bankroll is lower than 105 units when the player should go back to betting 1 unit.

If the bankroll is higher than 210 units the player needs to decide if they are happy to walk away with a 50% profit, or risk betting 3 units per round on the next repeating number. This could return an additional win of 105 or if the number does not appear during the 35 rounds then the player will still walk away with their original 105 bankroll.

ROUND BET RESULT BALANCE
1 1 LOSE -1 = 104
2 1 LOSE -2 = 103
3 1 LOSE -3 = 102
4 1 WIN +35 = 135
5/1 Bet on new

pivot number

2 LOSE -2 = 133
6/2 2 LOSE -2 = 131
7/3 2 WIN -2 +70 = 199
8/1 Bet on new

pivot number

2 LOSE -2 = 197
9/2 2 LOSE -2 = 195
10/3 2 LOSE -2 = 193
11/4 2 LOSE -2 = 191
12/5 2 LOSE -2 = 189
13/6 2 LOSE -2 = 187
14/7 2 LOSE -2 = 185
15/8 2 WIN -2 + 70 = 233
16/1 Bet on new pivot number 3 LOSE -3 = 230
17/2 3 LOSE -3 = 227
18/3 3 LOSE -3 = 224
19/4 3 LOSE -3 = 221
20/5 3 WIN -3 + 105 = 324

Based on the above example, after 20 spins of the roulette wheel the player has come away with their initial bank roll of 105 betting units and a profit of 219 betting units.

However, if their pivot number did not appear during the 35 spins then the player needs to choose the next pivot number on their list and be aware that their bankroll is much lower:

Initial bankroll 105 - 35 = 70 betting units

However, if the new pivot number wins on the 20th spin the players balance would be:

70 - 20 + 35 = 85 betting units

If the pivot number wins on the 32nd spin the players balance would be:

70 - 32 + 35 = 73 betting units

Although if the player is lucky and the pivot number wins on the 4th spin, then their balance would be:

70 - 4 + 35 = 101 betting units

So they will have almost returned to their initial bankroll amount.

This strategy can bring a profit to players, especially if their chosen pivot numbers appear early. However, it may take many rounds before any profits are made.

It is important to remember that the bankroll should never be more than the player is prepared to lose. As with other types of gambling games, roulette is a game of chance and there are no guarantees that a player will walk away as a winner. It is better to just enjoy the process of playing the game and if at the end the player is successful, they should consider it a bonus.