Advanced Tips for Playing Roulette
Now we know the basics of playing roulette. But actually how to win at roulette? The number one benefit of playing online roulette is convenience… and choice. You have the benefit of choosing the table you play at, automatically increasing your odds. That’s because of the American vs European roulette dilemma. The former favors the house by 5.4% thanks to the zero and double zero house pockets, while the latter table only has one zero making the house edge 2.7%.
Need we say more? Steer clear of American roulette tables for the sake of your money. The small difference in odds can make or break your night, especially with bigger bets in play.
Playing European roulette doesn’t make you a winner in itself, but it plays an important factor when employing techniques that may increase your winning chances. In a game of numbers and luck, you take every advantage you can get.
Common Roulette techniques
Roulette is a game centuries old. Over time, a number of techniques have been developed by hand of professional
players and even mathematicians and scientists. Yet, the game is still here and casinos are still making money. As you can see, the house edge can’t be changed regardless of what people do, which is why should take any advertised “100% winning strategy” with a grain of salt.
Here, we give special mention to some of the most popular roulette tips and strategies invented over time.
This is the simplest and most widespread betting system. Martingale dictates you double your bet after each loss, until you win. This way, you cover all your previous losses and at least break even. By the 6th spin of the roulette wheel, assuming you’re losing, you have a theoretical 99% chance of winning your next bet.
Seems perfect, right? Let’s take a closer look. If you start out with £5, you have will have to stake £2560 by your tenth bet. Assuming you have that amount in your bankroll, let’s not forget about the table betting limits. They are there for a reason.
Bottom line is, this system requires an unlimited bankroll, which if you had you probably wouldn’t be scouring the internet for roulette strategies.
This system works in the same way of doubling your bet after a loss, but with an extra £5 on top. Your £5 bet turns into £15, your £15 bet turns into £35 and so on. By doing this, the player will look for adding profits instead of merely breaking even. The same issues of budget and table limits apply here as well.
This system assumes your previous bet has a say in the outcome of the next bet. As in, if the ball landed on red, the probability of it landing on black the following spin is greater.
This leads us to the betting system itself. It advises that you start out with a certain bet, let’s say £10. If you win on the initial wheel spin, the bet amount will remain the same. If you are already above your initial stake by playing for a few minutes, all wins mean that you decrease your stake by one unit (in this case £10). For every loss your bet needs to be increased by £10. Your initial stake (£10) dictates the amount you’ll be using to increase/decrease your bets.
The D’ALEMBERT system is innately flawed simply because the wheel has no idea where the ball previously landed. The odds of it landing on black or red is 47,3% regardless of betting history.
This system may lead to some winnings due to pure randomness, but in the same vein – it can crush your bankroll.
As the name itself suggests, this is a betting system revolving around slowly grinding your bankroll. It is the most frugal approach towards playing roulette. In order to explain it we need to break it down like this:
First, declare the bet value of your unit. It can be £1, £5 or £50, whatever suits your bankroll. This is important because the purpose of this system is to always remain at a plus of one unit, no more.
Now that we’ve gotten the primary goal of the system out of the way, we can proceed. The only time you increase your bet is after a win. The purpose of the bet increase is to recover your losses while trying to maintain your bankroll at a +1 unit state. Therefore, if you are within 1 unit of your desired +1 state, you are not to increase your bet value after a win. Losing bets, on the other hand, keep your bets at a 1 unit value regardless of bankroll.
In order to break it down further, take a look at the betting chart below which illustrates our points.
|BET #||BET VALUE||OUT COME||BANK ROLL|
|1||1 UNIT||WIN||+1 UNIT|
|2||1 UNIT||LOSE||0 UNIT|
|3||1 UNIT||LOSE||-1 UNIT|
|4||1 UNIT||LOSE||-2 UNITS|
|5||1 UNIT||WIN||-1 UNIT|
|6||2 UNITS||WIN||1 UNIT|
|7||1 UNIT||LOSE||0 UNITS|
|8||1 UNIT||LOSE||-1 UNIT|
|9||1 UNIT||LOSE||-2 UNITS|
|10||1 UNIT||LOSE||-3 UNITS|
|11||1 UNIT||WIN||-2 UNITS|
|12||2 UNITS||WIN||0 UNIT|
|13||1 UNIT||WIN||1 UNIT|
As you can see, you should increase your bet value after a win, but only when you are at a deficit of 2 units or more. This is because, we’ll say it once again, the goal of this system is to remain at a one-unit surplus.