There’s a hundred different ways to play roulette, and providing they’re legal, none of them are necessarily right or wrong. We’ve teamed up with Paddy Power to bring you the best roulette systems available. Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned pro, these could help you win big.
Martingale is the most common strategy in roulette, and most people who use it probably weren’t aware it had a name, or that it was a real strategy. Simply put, every time you lose a bet, you double your wager on your next go. So, for instance if you bet £20 and lost, you’d bet £40, so that if you won, you’d negate the previous loss.
As the title probably lets on, this is the opposite of the martingale, so rather than doubling or increasing your bets after a loss, you increase them after a win, and lower them after a loss.
The issue with this kind of tactic in roulette, is that every single bet is separate from the last, and form no actual ’streak’. The idea of a winner’s streak is a pure illusion on behalf of the gambler.
The Fibonacci strategy might make you feel cultured and knowledgeable, but it’s very unlikely to actually help you win at the wheel. The strategy is based on the popular Fibonacci numbers – a sequence where the next number you get is the sum of the previous two, starting with 1. For example:
1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233 – 377 – 610 – 987
007 (The James Bond Theory)
Thankfully, you don’t need a tuxedo or a handgun to give this strategy a spin. Invented by writer Ian Fleming, the strategy means you place £140 on numbers 19-36, £50 on 13-18 and £10 on 0. Unless you’re incredibly unlucky, and happen to land on any of the numbers between 1 and 12, you’re guaranteed to win something almost every time. Of course, this strategy is only a short term solution and should not be used long term as the odds of losing are still fairly high.
The D’Alembert strategy is a risky one. Named after the French mathematician, Jean le Rond d’Alembertas, it requires the player to increase their wager by one after each loss and decrease it by one after each win.
If you’re on a losing streak, you have to stick with it until lady luck comes your way. If you’re already riding high on a winning streak, continue playing until your wins equal your total losses. When you have an equal number of wins and losses, that’s when you call it a day. Of course, this can result in devastating losses, so it’s certainly not our favourite on the list!
Let us know which of these you’ve tried out, and if any of them have helped you win big!