Roulette betting systems explained

Top Roulette Betting Systems Explained

While many punters in New Zealand would argue that there is no way to beat the wheel these days, due to the level RNG software in play at online casinos, they would only be partly right. While these strategies may not help guarantee you a win, if used correctly, they can give you a significant advantage in that your losses will be minimised.

Take a look at the below roulette strategies and put a few of them in play next time you’re at the wheel. You may just find yourself striking gold.

The Martingale

The Martingale system is the most popular roulette strategy and is used the world over mostly due to the fact that it is incredibly simple. It can be explained simply as a double your stake after a loss strategy, and many roulette players swear by it. For example, if you stake 5 on red and win, keep staking 5 on red until you lose. If you do lose, double the stake to 10, and statistically you will recover your losses over time. While it is not recommended that you only use this roulette strategy, it can be a great way to get started on the virtual wheel.

The Labouchere

This is a cancellation system, and is lots of fun to play if you keep your wits about you. Take a row of numbers, for example 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, where each number denotes a unit which is set by you. You add the 1st and last number in the sequence to get your total and with each loss you add the number to the end of the sequence, for example 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on. If you win a bet, you take away the first number, and continue the sequence in the same fashion. This is also known as a Split Martingale and is said to increase your chances of winning over time.

The D’Alembert

This system is considered to be a safer bet than the Martingale as even though you do increase your stake after a loss it isn’t by as much, and is far simpler than the Labouchere. With this roulette system you pick a starting bet, and if you lose you increase your stake, but only by 1. So if you lose a stake of 5, increase the stake to 6, and so on. If you win a stake, subtract 1, and you continue in this fashion. The idea behind this is that once you have as many wins as losses, you will have a profit of the amount of bets that have been placed with online roulette.

The Fibonacci

This system has its roots in a simple mathematical equation known as the Fibonacci sequence, where the 2 previous numbers in the sequence denotes the following number. For example: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…and so on and so forth. You don’t have to start the sequence at 1, but it is far safer to do so, as this will minimise big losses far more effectively. When using this even chance betting system, start at the beginning of the sequence and work your way through by moving on place up every time you incur a loss. However, every time you win, you should move back 2 places in the sequence, as this will mitigate any losses incurred on the previous misses.

Hopefully the explanation of these betting systems will see you better equipped when hitting the roulette tables at your favourite online casino.