An Introduction to Popular Roulette Strategies



The main aim of any fan of any casino game is winning real cash, while being entertained at the same time. And it is no different for fans of roulette. And even though it is a game of chance, players have developed a number of roulette strategies to ensure they are able to get the most out of each session.

It is worth noting that a number of these betting systems involve decreasing or increasing your wagers depending on the success of the preceding bet. Negative progression methods involve increasing the size of your bets in the event of an unsuccessful wager while positive progression methods involve decreasing it under those circumstances.

In this article we examine a number of the most popular roulette strategies and their main distinguishing features.

Negative Progression Systems

  • The Martingale System: One of the most widely used roulette strategies, the Martingale system happens to be one of the earliest methods invented. Considered to be relatively simple to implement, it involves doubling the wager placed following an unsuccessful bet. However, the amount wagered is not meant to be increased in the event of a successful wager. This roulette strategy is believed to be beneficial when players happen to play games with high table limits. This is due to the fact that it comes with the opportunity for them to enjoy winnings over a short term basis. It is also important to note that this strategy does involve a considerable amount of risk particularly since a string of unsuccessful wagers may result in a player incurring considerable expenses.
  • The D'Alembert System: Considered to be a version of the Martingale system which involves less risk, this roulette strategy involves gradually increasing the amount wagered in the event of a bet being unsuccessful, as opposed to doubling it. Hence a UK player would increase their bet by £1 in the event of an unsuccessful wager. They would also reduce it by the same amount in the event of a win. It is worth noting that although this roulette strategy may result in smaller sums being won, it does considerably lower the risk involved in the Martingale method.

Positive Progression Systems



The Paroli System: This involves doubling your wagers in the event of a successful bet and switching to a set, smaller amount following an unsuccessful wager. As a result, it is considered to be the direct opposite of the Martingale method although it does require a bit of careful planning particularly with regards to the minimum betting amount which will be wagered following an unfavourable bet as well as the number of sessions you intend to participate in. However one of its main benefits is the fact that you would mostly end up betting with the casino's own cash as opposed to yours if you happen to enjoy a winning streak.

Additional Betting Systems



In addition to the roulette strategies examined above, there are also additional systems which do not involve either negative or positive progression. An example can be seen below:

Masse Egale: This option simply involves picking a set amount to wager on and adhering to it regardless of whether your bets are successful or not. It is generally considered to be unsuitable for long term sessions.