Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Roulette Strategy and Tips: D'Alembert Strategy


Roulette Strategy and Tips

Roulette is the easiest game to play at the casino, besides also being one of the easiest games to understand. Roulette is different from other table games in terms of the chips used. The roulette chips are without value denomination. The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of chips, all of different colors, and each set contains 300 chips. When chips are being purchased, the player gets his own color and the value of the chips depends on the buy-in divided by the number of chips. The dealer will then place a token on top of the stack to indicate the value.

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A typical American roulette wheel comes with 38 numbered slots: 1 to 36, one zero slot, and double zero slots. The following table shows the available bets and the probability of winning according to the US rules of a double zero roulette:

Bet
Pays
Probability Win
House Edge
Red
1
47.37%
5.26%
Black
1
47.37%
5.26%
Odd
1
47.37%
5.26%
Even
1
47.37%
5.26%
1 to 18
1
47.37%
5.26%
19 to 36
1
47.37%
5.26%
1 to 12
2
31.58%
5.26%
13 to 24
2
31.58%
5.26%
25 to 36
2
31.58%
5.26%
Six line (6 numbers)
5
15.79%
5.26%
First five (5 numbers)
6
13.16%
7.89%
Corner (4 numbers)
8
10.53%
5.26%
Street (3 numbers)
11
7.89%
5.26%
Split (2 numbers)
17
5.26%
5.26%
Any one number
35
2.63%
5.26%


D'Alembert Strategy
The D'Alembert strategy is dubbed the safer strategy as compared to the Martingal and reverse Martingale strategies. This game focuses on arithmetic factors instead of geometry. Hence, instead of doubling your bet whenever you lose, you increase your bet by 1 instead. Since this strategy utilizes an even chance betting system, players can place a bet on an even or odd number, as well as 1-18 or 19-36.

Using this strategy, players should increase the bet by 1 after each loss, and decrease the bet by 1 after each win. The D'Alembert strategy will give you a profit if you obtain as many losses as wins. For instance, you lose on your starting bet of $5 on black. So you increase your bet to $6 on black for the next round, and you lose again, so you increase the bet to $7 on black. You win this round, so you decrease your bet to $6. Using this example, winning as many times as you’ve lost will result in a profit: -5 -6 + 7 + 6 = 2.

For this strategy to work, remember to always walk away when you have had as many wins as losses.

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