There are hundreds if not thousands of betting systems used in the game of roulette. In fact online you will find site after site selling “guaranteed” winning systems that the seller proclaims cannot lose.
If you are a sane, level headed person you will know these claims are false.
No matter how convincing such a system may seem you should at all times remember the game of roulette has both a house edge and a maximum stakes level. These two facts ensure that in the long term the house will win and make a profit.
We shall now take a look at a few roulette betting systems and will show you how they work and list any possible pitfalls associated with using them.
Roulette – Martingale System
This is the worst betting system of all and the most well known. It can produce winning session after winning session but by playing it you stand the very good risk of wiping out you gaming bankroll.
The system is simple to use and understand, you simply pick one of the even money bets and place one chip on that betting option. If it wins, great you have doubled your money. If it loses then you need to move onto the next stage of the system.
The next stage after a losing bet is to double your initial wager, so after one loss you bet 2 chips, after two losses 4 chips, three losses 8 chips and so on.
You will see the risk of ruin element rising as you have to keep doubling your previous wager, and long runs of certain even money numbers can and always do occur.
If you are picking the numbers that are hitting then that’s all well and good but should you be losing your bankroll will reduce until either you simply don’t have enough funds left to make the next double money wager or you reach the table limit.
So in conclusion if you must play the Martingale system set yourself a stop limit and win limit, and once you reach either stop playing.
Roulette – Dozen and Square System
This is a system we have seen used and is quite fun if you pace yourself and set those all important win and loss stop limits. You will need 195 chips for this system and you raise your stakes after the third losing bet as opposed to the 2nd in a Martingale.
After a win you start again from stage one after a loss you move onto the next stage :
Stage 1 – Your first bet is 2 chips on the 1-12 dozen box and 1 chip on the 20,21,23,24 square. If the bet wins on your first spin, all is well and good and you have made a profit.
Stage 2 – If the first bet loses then you simply repeat the bet, should it win you are all level if one of the first dozen numbers appears or should a Square Bet number come in then you have made a 3 chip profit.
Stage 3 – If the 2nd bet loses once again you repeat the same bet (2 chips on the first dozen and 1 chip on the Square Bet), if the dozen bet wins you are from the 3 spins showing just a 3 chip loss should however a square bet number come in at this point you are all equal.
Stage 4 – If you have had 3 losing bets in a row then you need to start raising your stakes and as such the next bet will be 2 chips on the Square bet and 4 chips on the dozen bet. Should this bet lose you have so far a 15 chips loss, should however a dozen bet number appear you are showing a 3 chip loss should however a square bet number come in you will be 3 chips in profit.
Stage 5 – Four losing bets in a row means you now need to place 4 chips on the square bet and 8 chips on the dozen bet, a win one a dozen number means an overall 3 chip loss and a square bet win means a nice little profit of 9 chips. If a loss appears you are down 27 chips at this point.
Stage 6 – If you have lost on every spin made so far your next bet is now 8 chips on the square bet and 16 chips on the dozen bet. A win of the Dozen bet means overall a loss of just 3 chips and a square bet win locks in a 21 chip profit. A loss at this point put you 51 chips down.
Stage 7 – If the previous bet lost you now raise the stake to 16 chips on the square bet and 32 chips on the dozen bet. If the square bet wins you will be up 45 chips and a successful dozen bet will mean you are just 3 chips down.
Stage 8 – This is the final stage if all previous bets where losers then your final bet will be 32 chips on the square bet and 64 chips on the dozen bet. If you lose this bet you have wiped out your 192 chip bankroll and you should call it a day, should however the dozen bet spin in you are down overall just 3 chips, should however the square bet spin in you are in profit by some 93 chips.
Playing this system won’t mean you are going to win all the time but it can and often does lead to some exciting sessions, and with the square bet numbers being in effect your jackpot numbers when these start to appear as you raise through the stages you can often lock in some big profits. Also set yourself a realistic win stop level, and once you win that amount stop and end your session a winner.
Roulette Neighbor bets
A Neighbor bet is simply a bet that is placed on the neighboring numbers of a Straight Up number and in land based casinos this wager is made via a verbal instruction from the player to the Croupier.
To place a neighbor bet you have to realize that these neighbors are in reference to the roulette wheel layout and not the betting layout on the table.
The Neighbor bet will win if either your chosen number of either of the 2 numbers either side of this number is spun in.
That means you are covering 5 numbers in total
You can have more than 2 neighbors and this is done again by verbal instruction to the Croupier who will take you chips and place the appropriate wager section of the table, each wager is one chip in value so a 2 neighbor wager will cost 5 chips.
Below are the neighbor bets available (based on a neighbors bet of 2)
Roulette Random Numbers Bet
Are Roulette Game Numbers Random generated or Not?
The first thing you need to realize when you are playing roulette online is that you are going to be able to play a huge number of games in a shorter period of time that you would by playing in a bricks and mortar casino.
In land-based venues there is the usual hustle and bustle with the Croupier having to pay winning bets and clear losing ones, and with the software doing this in seconds as opposed to minutes then you will get to play much more games per hour.
By playing more games you will at times notice bigger streaks of numbers, both winning and losing and you shouldn’t become too concerned at this as it is to be expected.
Some lesser known online casino software providers have run roulette games that play like slot machines, and this means the game is set to payback a certain payout percentage instead of being totally random. Some have even rigged their roulette games to be unbeatable, and by doing so have ensured no matter what numbers you back they won’t hit!
The leading software providers however provide a 100% honest and fair game, and to give players total assurance of this they subscribe to a third party auditing firm who will each month or each year analyze the gaming data to ensure that every number generated and is indeed random.
The results of these audits can be found on the online casinos website, so make sure you keep your eyes out for them to make sure you are getting beyond any doubt a fair game of roulette.