Not even non-gambling folks can deny the fact that every gambler wants to win roulette. For those who know the game, this is a natural behavior, seeing how roulette can be seemingly easy to win when one places bets on certain spots, like, say, black or red. While some simply put their money on the table and hope for the best of luck, others make use of the best roulette strategies that can possibly turn the game to their favor.
These strategies are focused more on how much money should be spent and when one should throw in that certain amount rather than on which betting space should one put his or her bets. As such, strategies do not mean to predict where the ball is supposed to stop, but rather guides the player on the way to profit.
Common Roulette Strategies
There are many of these strategies, although only five are well-known and widely used. The first is the Martingale, a betting system known for its negative progression. It is rather aggressive betting-wise, making the player double the bets each time he or she loses then reset it to the amount of the initial wager. This method actually nets profits after a single win, although it can easily kill the bankroll of the unlucky ones.
Next is the Cancellation or Labouchere strategy. Here a player needs to make a list of small bets, the start and end of which should be added to make the first bet. If this loses, the player adds the bet to the list. Otherwise, its addends are crossed out or cancelled. This goes on until all numbers in the list are exhausted. This strategy, if successful, can net more than twice the amount that was lost, but gets very risky on the long run after several losses.
Another is the Fibonacci system, which is based on the integer sequence of the same name. Here a player also has to make a list, starting with an initial bet, followed by the same, then a number that’s the sum of the two before it. These will be the player’s progression, wherein he or she will have to take a step forward in the series for every loss and two steps back for every win. The process – which can be slow and thus quite safe – is repeated until a profit is obtained.
The fourth is the Reverse Martingale, where the player has to double his or her bet after a win, or add one unit to it after a loss. This is riskier than the original Martingale, but then it nets a larger profit for all the risk involved.
The last one is the D’Alembert, another negative progression strategy. Popular as the Martingale, it is by far safer than all previously betting systems, as one only has to increase or decrease the bet by one unit, after a loss or a win, respectively. The downside is that it may take long before profit is achieved, as one has to win the same number of times one has lost.
Which is the Most Effective?
By now, you probably will ask, “Which among these is the best roulette strategy?” Before we proceed to answering that, let’s first recount the facts: roulette is random and have the same odds of being won or lost, with or without a strategy. Strategies can at best give structure to the game and help you conserve your bankroll.
The best strategy should be the one that suits you best. Of course this isn’t an objective assessment, as none can be made anyway. After all, these strategies are more or less the same, play style being the sole dividing factor.