We’ve already established that certain roulette tips and tricks are better than others and why that’s the case. So, let’s outline the best roulette strategy approaches.
Progressive Betting Strategies
By far the most popular category of roulette betting techniques is those that use a progressive dynamic. As the name suggests, these systems require you to progress, move forward or, in specific terms, increase your bet based on the outcome of a spin. Depending on the method you choose, the system of progression will either be positive or negative.
For positive progression roulette betting systems, you increase your bet each time you win and decrease it when you lose. In contrast, a negative progression system requires you to increase your bet after a loss and reduce it after a win. Both methods have their merits and it’s up to you to choose one that suits your style. To help you decide, here are some of the best progressive roulette betting strategies.
One betting technique, the Martingale Strategy suggests that you to double the size of your bet each time you lose. This system is mainly used for blackjack where the standard payout is 3:2. Therefore, if you want to use it in roulette, you’ll need to bet on the closest equivalents i.e. 50/50 bets such as red/black, odd/even etc. Alternatively, you can use it on 2:1 roulette bets such as 1st twelve.
Whichever category you bet on, the strategy suggests that you double your stake after a loss. You continue to do this until you win, at which point you can revert to your original bet size. The maths dictate that you’ll always make a one-unit profit (i.e. your original bet amount) when you hit a winning spin. The big problem with the Martingale strategy is that it gets costly, quickly. Even if you start with a small bet, the price per spin could exceed your limits. Therefore, while Martingale is good in theory, it can be extremely difficult to implement.
Simple Paroli System (Reverse Martingale)
Essentially the reverse of Martingale, the Paroli roulette betting system gets you to double your stake following a win. In technical terms, this is a positive progression betting system while the Martingale strategy is based on negative progressions. As with its counterpart, Paroli can become very costly, very quickly. However, you do have the option to stop any time you’re on a winning streak. However, that in itself requires a certain amount of experience and timing to get right.
This roulette strategy requires you to adjust your stake following both wins and losses. Devised by Jean le Rond d’Almbert, the technique sees you increase your stake by one unit following a loss and decrease it by one unit after a win. In essence, this roulette betting trick strikes a balance between Martingale and Paroli.
Because you’re constantly switching and only ever moving up or down by one unit, the price per spin doesn’t increase too quickly. This means it’s more affordable and you won’t hit the table betting limit as quickly. What’s more, it’s slightly more flexible and seems to suit the fluctuations of wins and losses you’ll experience when you play roulette online or offline.
Non-Progressive Betting Strategies
If progressive roulette strategies require you to change your stake after certain results then non-progressive don’t. Although you can alter your bets, you do it of your own accord. Because this technique doesn’t include fluctuating bet sizes, you can focus on numbers instead.
The James Bond Strategy
A bit of a novelty strategy, to play online roulette like the famous spy, you need at least 200 credits. With your credits ready to roll, you wager 140 on the high numbers option (19-36), 50 on a six-number split that encompasses 13 to 18, and 10 on zero. If any high numbers hit, you’ll make an 80-coin profit. If 13 to 18 hits, you’ll make 100 coins. Finally, if zero hits, you’ll have a 160-coin profit.
Betting on Neighbouring Numbers
A roulette strategy that a lot of seasoned players uses is neighbours. The theory here is simple: bet on a number and then place additional bets on its neighbours. In this context, neighbours are numbers that appear next to each other on the roulette wheel. For example, if you look at the number five, its neighbours are 10 and 24. By using the neighbours technique, you’re hoping that the ball lands in a certain section of the wheel. When it does, you should have a better shot at winning.