Roulette Systems & Strategies

Roulette TableA lot of people coming to are doing so to practice different roulette systems. It makes sense; why test roulette systems for real money when you can test them for free here? Below, we have covered a host of well known systems complete with examples and the maths involved.

Before we get into that though, it is best to make a few things clear about roulette systems and betting strategies in general. The most important thing to understand is that European Roulette has a house advantage of 2.7% and American Roulette has a 5.26% house advantage. There’s no combination or sequence of bets that can overcome the house advantage. None.

If you are hoping to uncover some kind of magic bet that will win all the time you will end up disappointed. Roulette is a mathematically perfect game in favour of the casino, regardless of the bets you place.

Betting Systems and Progressions

The idea behind betting systems is to increase your chances of winning in the short term. Over the long term, they will inevitably fail to the house advantage and a losing streak. Something else to consider is that while betting systems can give you short term wins, your wins will be small and the amounts you’re having to bet will be much larger than the amounts you’re winning.

On top of that, when you experience a losing session, your losses will be far greater than your wins. Ultimately, roulette systems and strategies are a gamble and should be used with the risks in mind. With all that said, here are a collection of different systems. In the examples that have been given for each of the systems, we have used the £ currency for the monetary examples. The exact same rules would apply to $ and € as well.

Martingale System – This is by far and away the most popular roulette strategy that players use. It is known as the “double up” method because when it is used on even chance bets, you double your bets after every loss until you win. It is a very risky system to use.

Reverse Martingale – Instead of doubling bets after a loss, the Reverse Martingale doubles them after a win. The idea of this system is to ride a winning streak and have one big win as opposed to lots of small ones.

Fibonacci System – This is a mathematical system where the next number is determined by adding the previous two together. It is a slow system that requires concentration in order to get the maths right and bet the correct amounts.

Reverse Fibonacci – The regular Fibonacci (above) increases bets after a loss by adding the previous two losses together. With the Reverse Fibonacci, you increase your bets after a win to try and ride a winning streak.

D’Alembert System – A system where you increase your bets by one after a loss and decrease them by one after a win. If you do this, your profit will be the number of bets you’ve won if you have the same amount of wins and losses.

Reverse D’Alembert – Like all “reverse” systems, the Reverse D’Alembert follows the same pattern as the regular system, but it increases bets after a win rather than after a loss.

Cover The Table – There are multiple ways of covering a large section of the table/wheel which are explained on this page.

Flat Betting – This is when you bet the same amount over and over again on every spin. It’s pretty much guaranteed that this will fall to the house edge over the long term of play.