If you want to get the most out of your roulette play, you’ll need to choose a solid roulette strategy that fits your personal goals and play style. What you will find below is a full and comprehensive list of the different roulette strategies we’ve written about, as well as tips and other pieces of information that you may find useful.
For each strategy, we’ve gone into great detail on the rules, progressions, odds of a losing run and the maths behind them. You’re welcome to test them out on our free roulette games for as long as you like.
The only way a roulette strategy could be truly effective and a guaranteed winner over the long term of play would be if it was able to eliminate the house edge and put the odds in your favour. There’s no such strategy for roulette.
While that may be disappointing, please read on because the information below is the best and most detailed that you’re going to find.
The whole point of a roulette strategy is to first of all manage your bank roll, and secondly to increase your odds of winning over the short term by betting large to win small. For example, several of the strategies below involve increasing bets after a loss and continually increasing them until you get a win.
By doing this, you are betting large amounts to win a small amount because after your previous losses have been covered, there will only be a small profit. Quite often with progressive systems, hundreds of £/$/€ are wagered to win just 1 £/$/€.
Something else to consider is that you will have more winning sessions than losing sessions, but your wins will be small and on the occasions when you lose, your losses will be far greater than your wins. That is the risk of gambling and roulette is no different.
With all that said, here are the different roulette strategies we’ve written about. This list is by no means conclusive; we do add to it and we’re always open to adding ideas from our readers.
Martingale Roulette System
This is a system that involves increasing bets after a loss until you get a win. It is commonly used on Red or Black but it can be applied all over the table if you have the correct progression. Not only have we gone through every bet, we have tables showing the overall loss at each stage and we’ve shown you the odds of going on a bad losing run i.e: 10 Reds in a row when you’re betting on Black.
Also known as “Paroli”, this is a positive progression system where you increase your bets after a win in the hopes of riding a winning streak while keeping the losses to a minimum when you go on a losing run.
D’Alembert Roulette System
This is a strategy that is based on even chance bets. It’s a relatively safe system to use (like any strategy there’s risk involved though) and if you have as many wins as losses you will have a nice win.
This is the opposite of the regular D’Alembert (above). The main downside of this system is that you need more wins than losses in order to be successful
Fibonacci Roulette System
This is an interesting strategy that uses a slower rate of progression than the Martingale by winning back losses over several winning spins rather than one. It’s possible to have considerably more losing spins but still come out on top, providing of course that you don’t go on an extended losing run over a short space of time.
Another example of a system having the rules flipped around to create a “reverse” version. In our opinion, this one isn’t as good as the normal Fibonacci which we covered above.
Labouchere Roulette System
This is sometimes called the cancellation method because you construct your own betting line and cancel numbers off it as you win. It is slightly more complicated than most other strategies and may require some practice to get your head around it.
Cover The Table
On this page we talk about several different ways that you can cover large portions of the roulette table such as betting on 35 numbers, betting on 17 splits and so on.
On this page we talk about the upsides and downsides to flat betting which means betting the same amount on every spin with no progression.
This is a Red/Black system that play in stages of four and aims to get a profit of 1 unit for each betting cycle. It increases bets after every win and they remain the same after a loss.
Red And Black Strategies
This is a page that contains links to all the different strategies that we’ve covered that can be used on Red or Black which are by far the most popular bets.
Dozens And Columns
Here we talk about two different betting systems that can be used on either the dozens or the columns. The first is designed for betting on just one dozen or column, the second is for betting on two at the same time.
James Bond Roulette System
Used by Bond himself, not in any of the films, but in the written novels. This is a system that covers 2 thirds of the table, plus the 0. It could be described as another strategy to cover the table but due to it’s notoriety, we’ve given it it’s own page, complete with a diagram, examples and whey you shouldn’t use a progression.
Short for fixed odds betting terminal, these machines are found in bookmakers throughout the UK and they are big business. Here we discuss whether or not there are any systems that can be applied specifically to them and then we go into whether or not it’s possible to cheat on them. Spoiler Alert: it’s not.
These are cheating devices that, realistically, can only be used in real casinos. Without doubt, the use of an effective computer is the best and easiest way to win at roulette, but finding such a device is difficult. Then there’s the fact that in many countries and jurisdictions, they’re illegal and you will end up in jail for using one, so for this reason, we can’t recommend them.
Here is a collection of 8 roulette tips that should be helpful to new or intermediate players. You won’t find anything new or ground breaking here, but we truly believe that this is the best collection of tips that you’re going to find on the Internet. The reason for that is because we keep it real, we don’t make false claims about “winning a fortune” like other websites; we just give useful tips to help you understand the game.