Roulette is a gambling game with a spinning drum which has numbered cells. The word roulette itself has roots in Latin rota, which means wheel. In fact, any game associated with the presence of a moving wheel can be considered roulette. The basis of roulette is a ball spinning in a circle. When the ball falls, it indicates the winning number. The fall of this or that number is random and unpredictable.
Roulette, as a standalone casino game, has been popular in the world for over 300 years. The idea to develop a strategy for roulette, allowing the player to beat the casino – no less ancient than the game itself. Over the long period of existence of roulette, was invented and tested in practice a huge number of different systems and techniques of the game. Separating from all known today roulette strategies, the ten most proven and popular among the players – consider each one in detail.
What are the strategies for playing roulette?
According to statistics provided by different casinos and many polls among players, the Top 10 roulette strategies are included:
Systems for playing on simple roulette odds:
- Martingale Strategy
- Anti-Martingale System (Parlay Strategy)
- Dalamber system
- Anti-Dalamber System
- Laboucher and Anti-Laboucher Systems
- Donald’s strategy with Nathanson’s changes
- Fibonacci Strategy
Systems for playing on the main playing field:
- Two-thirds System (Law of Distribution)
- Biarritz System (Makarov Strategy)
- Counter-Biarritz system
How to beat roulette at a casino
Can I beat the casino by playing roulette by the rules of these strategies and systems? This is how beginners usually formulate the question, without specifying other important and significant conditions of the game, on which depends the option of the correct answer.
There is no purely mathematical roulette strategy, which would allow the player to completely exclude losses. In addition, no betting strategy can influence the mathematical profitability of the game.
In extremely rare cases, and purely for technical reasons, the roulette wheels in individual establishments – can deviate from the even distribution of dropped numbers.
This phenomenon is called the roulette wheel addiction, and there is a system of Counter-Biarritz, the most suitable for playing against the casino, which identified the roulette with a bias wheel. But even this strategy, like everyone else, does not exclude the luck factor in the game.
Each individual ball run – the player constantly risks both winning and losing – this game is not for nothing called roulette.
All mathematical systems and strategies for playing roulette, were developed by the players themselves.
The main idea and advantage of using a certain strategy in the game – is that the player gets the opportunity of his choice to control the expenditure of the game and more consciously plan his game bank.
We can consider the differences between the different systems, using three examples of game development.
Let’s say the player has been betting on red for 10 spins in a row, starting with one base bet, and changing its size according to the rules of the chosen strategy.
In the first variant, let’s analyze the least successful development for the player – this can be considered as a loss of ten consecutive black numbers, or the situation when the player suffers from 10 losses in a row.
The following table shows the current total balance of the player (in base stakes) in each of the ten spins, for the five most popular strategies:
Strategy/spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale -1 -3 -7 -15 -15 -31 -63 -127 -255 -511 -1023
Anti-Martingale -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
dalamber -1 -3 -6 -10 -15 -21 -28 -36 -45 -55
Anti-Dalamber -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10
Fibonacci -1 -2 -4 -7 -12 -20 -33 -54 -88 -143
As we can see, with a long series of losses, the greatest consumption of the game is obtained by the progressive systems Martingale and Fibonacci. In case of anti-progressive strategies, the bet does not increase after a loss, which, on the contrary, results in the lowest consumption of the player’s bank.
Now let’s consider the second option, when all 10 spins in a row fell only red, that is the most successful series of ten wins for the player.
Strategy/spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Anti-Martingale +1 +3 +7 +15 +31 +63 +127 +255 +511 +1023
dAlambert +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Anti-Dalamber +1 +3 +6 +10 +15 +21 +28 +36 +45 +55
Fibonacci +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
It is not difficult to make sure that the maximum plus growth of the player’s balance, in the case of ten successful spins in a row, is achieved when playing by the rules of reverse, or anti-progressive strategies.
It should be clarified here that the table above shows the calculations for each of the counter-progressive strategies (Anti-Martingale and Anti-Dalamber) when a player does not take the winnings but continues to participate in the game with all 10 spins, increasing the bet progressively.
However, such long streaks of luck or loss are relatively rare in the real game. In conclusion, let’s take a third typical version of the game, when the player still bets on red every time, with red and black numbers fall out strictly in turn.
Strategy/Spin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Martingale +1 0 +2 +1 +3 +2 +4 +3 +5 +6
Anti-Martingale +1 -1 0 -2 -1 -3 -2 -4 -3 -5
dAlamber +1 0 +2 +1 +3 +2 +4 +3 +5 +6
Anti-Dalamber +1 -1 0 -2 -1 -3 -2 -4 -3 -5
Fibonacci +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 +1 0 0
Obviously, the uniform distribution of the ball drop results, when the winnings alternate with the losses, leads to a slightly negative growth of the player’s balance, in the case of the game on anti-progressive (reverse) systems. Indicators of the game on the progressive systems Martingale and Dalamber – in this case, the same. This is due to the fact that the bet after the first loss in both of these systems – increases by the same amount.
Thus, each time a player makes a bet, his risks fluctuate relative not only to the game itself, but also the selected system and the size of the game bank. To be the most effective roulette player, you should know and be able to use all these important components.
Before the start of the game it is necessary to divide the whole surface of the roulette wheel into 5 digital zones, as a result each zone will contain 7 digits:
Numbers 12 and 28 are not part of any digital zone.
Before entering the game, you must be an observer until at least one of the 4 digital zones falls out. Next, the user enters the game and bets on the digital zone, which has not previously dropped out on a roulette.
The probability of winning on 7 numbers – at least 1 time for 12 spins.
Example of strategy application
During the observation of the gameplay on the roulette dropped the numbers 0,13,18,3,22,23,4,6. The combinations belong to zones 1, 2, 3 and 5. Before the next back, the player must bet on the 4 digital zones, which never fell out.
When dropping out at roulette numbers 2,28,1,2,3,4 winning for the player will be already 6 spins, with the sum of the winnings will be 35 chips with a minimum bet.