What Is a Roulette Betting System?
Roulette betting systems are misattributed as guaranteed winning strategies by many players. Casinofy has conducted extensive research into a wide range of roulette betting systems including the world-famous Martingale system, the Reverse Martingale, Labouchere, Fibonacci, D’Alembert, the James Bond roulette betting system, and others. In-depth analysis of all of these betting systems will reveal that they are incapable of providing insight, foresight, or predictive ability with respect to roulette outcomes.
There is one inextricable reality that exists with every single spin of the roulette wheel – complete randomness of outcomes. Many players attempt to read the proverbial ‘tea leaves’ of the game, utilizing roulette betting systems to maximize returns. These systems can certainly be used as a way to place bets, manage your bankroll, and play roulette for longer, but not as a way to guarantee winnings.
Why do Do Roulette Betting Systems fail to Generate Winning Results?
A blanket-style response to this question is possible because no roulette betting system will guarantee results for any player. Nonetheless many players swear by these systems and routinely use them during their gaming sessions. Whether you’re playing American Roulette, European Roulette, French Roulette, Lightning Roulette, or Live Roulette variants, you will likely come across several popular roulette betting systems. The Martingale system is the most widely used roulette betting system in the world. It also gets the most coverage in roulette guides online and in print media. A brief explanation of the most popular roulette betting systems is in order:
The Martingale system checks all the boxes in terms of its low-risk approach to roulette betting, coupled with simplicity, profit potential, ease-of-use, and long-term benefit. Of course, all of that is true on a theoretical level only. If you have an unlimited bankroll, you could technically use the Martingale system to recoup your losses and generate a profit. Unfortunately, players are limited by their bankrolls and the table maximums. The thrust of the Martingale system is as follows: you place an even money bet on 1-18, 19-36, red, or black. Start off with a small-sized bet because things quickly get expensive with the Martingale system. If you win, continue betting at the same amount. If you lose, double the size of your bet to recoup your losses. That way, you recover all your losses and make a small profit. Unfortunately, once you reach a certain threshold at the table, you can no longer double your bet size and you may have to walk away a loser.
à Assuming you play 5 spins on roulette, starting at $10 on the first spin. If you lose that bet, you will place a $20 bet on the next spin. By the third spin, you may be up to $40. On the fourth spin, it’s $80, and by the fifth spin you are already on $160. If you add all of these amounts together, you have lost $10 + $20 + $40 + $80 + $160 = $310. The pain only increases after the next spin. The flaws in this roulette system are glaringly evident for all to see. For one thing, you never know when a poor run of form is going to come to an end. You could deplete your bankroll before Lady Luck smiles on you.
Reverse Martingale System
The Reverse Martingale System is another roulette betting system which is commonly used by players. This system also goes by another name a.k.a. Paroli. This betting system is best for use on relatively even-money bets such as Red or Black, Odds or Evens, 1-18, 19 -36, etcetera. This is also known as a progressive betting system, because you are increasing your bet size once certain conditions have been met. Recall that with Martingale, you double your bet size when you lose. With Reverse Martingale, you keep doubling your bet while you’re winning to capitalize on your hot streak. As with Martingale, you must begin with a small bet. If you start tooar high, it gets too expensive. Be sure to pick a roulette table that accommodates your budget (bankroll requirements) to allow you to use the Reverse Martingale System.
à Let’s take the same 5 spins on roulette starting at $10 on the first spin. If you win, your second spin you will be at $20. Now, you are up to $40 on your third spin. If you win, you will be at $80 on your fourth spin, and $160 on your fifth spin. With everything riding on your next spin, a loss will result in your initial bet being placed. That way, you get to keep all of your cumulative losses to a minimum, but you cannot guarantee winnings – just loss mitigation. Benefits of using the system include keeping your losses to a minimum, and reverting back to your bare minimum bet once you lose a bet. Once again, table minimums and table maximums will play a role in determining how effective the Reverse Martingale will be for you. Recall that even money bets in roulette don’t have a 50-50 chance of winning – they have a 48.6% chance of winning – that’s because of the green 0, and the number is even lower if you’re playing American Roulette with the green 00.
D’Alembert Roulette Betting System
The D’Alembert Roulette betting system was invented by the notable French mathematician by the name of Jean Baptiste le Rond d’Alembert. This roulette betting system is also worth showcasing because it is a lower risk strategy that you can use while you’re playing roulette for real money. Be advised that discipline is required with this system, given that it works on incremental change to the amount that you bet, whether you win or lose. Roulette experts advise players to begin with a lower starting bet, say $1. Put your chips on an outside bet selection – we have addressed all the roulette outside bets in a prior guide. Every time you win, you decrease your bet size by one, and every time you lose you increase your bet size by one. Since you are getting 2:1 odds on winning bets, you can afford to reduce your bet size and still keep playing.
We have addressed many other betting systems in our roulette betting strategies guides. Take a moment to peruse these guides to familiarize yourself with other roulette betting systems like the James Bond system. These betting systems can help you to enjoy roulette for longer – but they cannot guarantee winnings.