Most Popular Roulette Strategies Explained

Most individuals will have heard of the game ‘roulette’ – even if they themselves have never set foot into a casino. It has maintained a steady reputation as one of the most iconic games played in both online and land-based casinos over the past few decades.

The name comes from the French term meaning ‘small wheel’ and in short, it entails betting on which black or red compartment of a spinning wheel a ball will end in. The layout of the table on which the bets are placed clearly resembles the various compartments of the wheel.  There are a few classic roulette strategies that will serve you well on your next trip to your favourite casino.

The Martingale Strategy

This is likely the most well-known roulette strategy in circulation today. You want to start by locating a table that has both a small minimum bet and a very large maximum bet. After placing a small wager and winning, you place the exact same bet again. If, however, you initially lost then you double your wager and bet again.

If you win the second bet and want to continue then you wager your original small bet. Once again, if you lose then you double your wager and continue. This process is repeated until you work your way up to the maximum bet.

When adhering to the martingale strategy you should be conscious of not falling for better’s fallacy. This is the belief that because a particular category – red, for example – has been winning more than black, it is somehow more likely to continue winning. Remember that end of the day gambling is a game of chance.

The Fibonacci Roulette Strategy

The Fibonacci sequence is well known within the world of mathematics. It is a pattern whereby a number is equal to the sum of the previous numbers. If you were to start with 1, the first few numbers of the sequence would be 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 etcetera.

When it comes to Roulette, the Fibonacci Strategy entails adhering to this sequence on a sliding scale depending on whether you win or lose. If you win, you move back two numbers in the sequence and bet that amount whereas if you lose your next bet will be equal to the next number in the sequence.

It should be noted that multiple consecutive losses could send you very far into the red and so we would recommend stepping away before things escalate too drastically.

The James Bond Strategy

This strategy entails placing $140 on the high numbers (19-36), $50 on the intermediate numbers (13-18) and $0 on 0. Granted, if you are particularly unlucky then you lose some money and should look to another strategy such as the Martingale. If, however, one of your bets pay off then you instantly make a decent profit.

This strategy is riskier than the other two as the numbers between 1 and 12 do not serve you. This is why it is called the James Bond strategy – you need to be willing to risk it for the reward.