According to the late and great genius Albert Einstein – "You can't beat the roulette table unless you steal money from it”. However, the legitimacy of the statement isn't known, and there are numerous ways that gamers utilise to try and boost their online roulette success. Take a look at the favourite classic roulette strategies……….
Martingale and Fibonacci betting strategies
The joys of the classic Martingale roulette strategy are legendary – but it's legendary for having both elements of success and big risks! Essentially, roulette Martingale betting is the concept of betting exclusively on even money red/black or odds/evens, and recovering losses and making a 1 credit profit by using progressive stakes (doubling the value of your previous losing spin). For example:
1.00 lose 2.00 lose 4.00 lose 8.00 win
A similar progressive betting pattern can be applied using Fibonacci Numbers. When progressive betting works in roulette, the results are fast, easy wins. The problem is hitting a bad run of luck, and that's when the systems can deliver big losses (relative to your specific bankroll and credit value). Worthless? Not necessarily – but it's vital to budget wisely, use a low risk credit size, stop loss limits and probably bank winnings after every session!
24/7 roulette betting
Andres Martinez revealed an infamous Vegas roulette wagering method in his book on the Neon City called 24/7. The strategy requires your roulette bank to be divided into 35 credits; you then pick a single number and on the number on every spin (until you either win and make a profit or lose every bet!). On classic roulette tables, there's a 60.7% chance of winning with this strategy. However, if you can find hot numbers by analysing the spin results, it may be possible to hit a higher strike rate.
Labouchere progressive roulette betting has a distinct advantage over strategies such as the Martingale – they're less ruthless and volatile, making them potentially safer and effective in the long-run. Using the strategy requires a betting chain – typically 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 would be a good place to start experimenting:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Bet 1 = 1+5 = 6 credits on red
Bet wins? Then the new chain is 2, 3, 4 = a spin value of 2+4 = 6 credits
Bet loses? Then the new chain is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 = a spin value of 1+6 = 7 credits
So – there it is; simply add the first and last numbers to find your next bet (but remove the numbers after a winning spin and add the credit loss to the end of a chain after a losing spin). The aim of the roulette strategy is to eliminate the whole chain. The subtle approach of the Labouchere roulette system not surprisingly makes it one of the most popular and successful ways of playing online roulette with a chance of regular wins.
However, you're sure to find literally hundreds of ways to play web roulette with strategic power – the key is to play-safe and use a low-risk leisure budget; that way the risk of system gaming is never very big (but you can still potentially win big and scoop regular cash).