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