# Online roulette strategy

You know roulette is a game of pure chance and no working strategy which can improve your chances to win exists. But there are some systems that can help you to structure your game. You can see the most popular of them below.

## Martingale

The Martingale system is one of the oldest and most popular betting systems. The system was devised for even-money games, and particularly for roulette. The Martingale is a very easy system to learn: the player makes a bet, and then he doubles the amount of the original bet after each loss, when a hand wins the player returns to the original bet. After losing one hand, the player doubles his bet on the next hand and if he wins, he recovers the previous loss and gets a profit. After losing two hands one after the other, the win on the third hand covers his losses of two hands, and gives him one betting unit ahead. When you win, you have to return to the first bet.

1 lose 2 lose 4 lose 8 win 1

You can exceed your bankroll or reach the table limit before hitting a winning hand. For example, the table limit is $500 and your first bet is $5.

Bet | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Size | $5 | $10 | $20 | $40 | $80 | $160 | $320 | $640 |

Note. We advise you to choose a smaller bet, for example, $1 when you are going to play roulette with the Martingale.

## D’Alembert

The D’Alembert is a simple betting system which is based on the Martingale with a few tiny changes. This system tells you to raise your bet one unit after you have lost and lower the bet by one unit if you win.

For example, you’ve made a $5 bet (that is one “unit”). After the loss, your next bet will be $10; that is two units. In the event of winning, the bet will be $5. If you lose the second hand your bet will be $15. If this hand wins, you bet $10, so you lower only by one unit, and do not return to the original bet.

The D’Alembert system is a risky, progressive betting system in any case. The player must play with caution using the D’Alembert but it’s a less dangerous system than the Martingale (where it is necessary to double the bet instead of raising it by one unit).

1 lose 2 lose 3 win 2 lose 3 lose 4 win 3 win 2

It is a mathematically losing system over the long run.

Note. We advise you to set a betting limit, for example, you decide to return to your initial bet after 5 consecutive losses.

## Labouchere

The player who uses this system adjusts his bet to the outcome of the previous hand. The bet is raised after losses and decreased after wins, but by a more complicated system than used in the Martingale.

First you have to choose a sequence of numbers, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Each number shows the amount in units or chips to bet. Then you make a bet that is the sum of the first and last numbers (in this example, 1+6 = 7). If this hand wins, 1 and 7 are taken away and the next bet is again the sum of the first and last numbers, this time 2+5 = 7. If the hand (1+6) loses, the whole lost bet is added to the end of the sequence (you add 7 to 1,2,3,4,5,6 and you get 1,2,3,4,5,6,7) and then make the next bet that is 8 (1+7). When the numbers are over, this series ends.

Sequence = 1 2 34 5 6

7 win 7 win 7 lose 10

Sequence = 347

Here you can see how the roulette bet varies after each losing and winning bet. Let’s take the sequence: 1-2-2-3-2, as an example:

Sequence | Bet | Result | NetGain |
---|---|---|---|

1-2-2-3-2 | 3 | lost | -3 |

1-2-2-3-2-3 | 4 | lost | -7 |

1-2-2-3-2-3-4 | 5 | lost | -12 |

1-2-2-3-2-3-4-5 | 6 | won | -6 |

2-2-3-2-3-4 | 6 | lost | -12 |

2-3-2-3-4-6 | 8 | won | -4 |

3-2-3-4 | 7 | lost | -11 |

3-2-3-4-7 | 10 | won | -1 |

2-3-4 | 6 | won | +5 |

The overall result is a slow but continuous increase in the bets in a series of hands will in the end leave you ahead, when the series goes to its conclusion.

You must finish each series, and you may be locked in a very long series with large losses before you win. You can also reach the table limit before you win. This system needs considerable concentration.

## Paroli

The Paroli system ups the ante when you’re winning. It takes advantage of hot streaks on even-money bets. The objective of the Paroli system is to cut your losses quickly and let your winnings ride. Remember that this system applies only to even-money bets.

1. When you win, double your next wager.

2. When you lose, bet the first wager.

1 win 2 win 4 win 8 lose 1

This system doesn’t require betting big money. It is wise to set betting limits,don’t exceed them even during a winning streak.

You never know when a winning streak will end.

## Parlay

The Parlay is a progressive betting system similar to the Paroli system; it is a positive progression system the aim of which is to build or “pyramid” your profits.

Using the Parlay, if the player wins, his next bet is made up of his winnings and the initial bet and this repeats on each subsequent winning hand. If he loses he returns to his initial bet.

The Parlay system is usually called the “Let it Ride” system because when the player wins he leaves his winnings and lets them ride on the following hand.

To better understand how the Parlay system works, let’s take an example: you put an initial bet of $10. You win, meaning you are paid $10 on your $10 bet plus your original bet. The Parlay tells you to use your win ($10) and your original stake($10), so you bet $20 on the next hand.

If you continue winning, you stick to the same betting pattern. After a loss, you must return to the original bet.

1 win 1 + 1 win 2 + 2 lose 1

Using the Parlay system you’d better set a maximum bet limit before you begin playing. If a streak of luck ends you can lose a large bet unless you quit before hand.

## Fibonacci

The Fibonacci betting system is based on the Fibonacci Sequence which was developed by Leonardo Pisan, the Italian mathematician. The sequence is as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89 and so on. As you probably see, the next number in the row is the sum of the two previous numbers. Using the Fibonacci, you start from one unit bet. If the first hand wins, there is no sequence and you will bet one unit again. If the first hand loses, then you bet one unit again. If there is a loss again, the next bet will be two units. You lose again so your next bet will be three and so on. If you win, you should cross out the last two numbers in the sequence. The sequence ends when you have returned to a one unit bet.

1 lose 1 lose 2 lose 3 lose 5 lose 8 win 3 win 1

The Fibonacci is less aggressive than, for example, the Martingale. It takes a longer sequence of losses to ruin you than when you use the Martingale System.

You can exceed your bankroll or reach the table limit before ending the sequence.