Although roulette seems like a game of pure chance, there are some strategies that you can use to maximize your profits and minimize your losses. When you use a strategy, you should be able to gain a profit. Before we discuss strategy, it is important to clear up some myths about roulette that might influence how you play. Some feel, due to their losses, that online roulette wheels are rigged. Reason dictates that this is not the case. An online casino survives based upon their reputation, and if the game is rigged, the casino would suffer great losses of customers. What must always be remembered is that, in any game of chance, the odds favor the house. So, if you lose consistently at the game, it is because of this. Another common fallacy is that the wheel has a memory. It should be remembered that this is not the case, and that every spin of the wheel starts the game over again. Some people might bet on black, because the wheel has landed on red for many times. Some people make this mistake even subconsciously.
One danger on the market is roulette software. This software is nothing but a program that incorporates strategies that anyone has access to already. You should be wary of free software that is given away on gambling sites, because it is only being used as an enticement to gamble.
One flawed strategy for winning at roulette is called “forcing the zero.” This strategy advises that you bet on black and red at the same time. Supposedly, the only way to lose is to land on zero. To offset this, you bet on zero as well. This is nonsensical. Bonuses are another item that casinos use to make you feel that you have a higher chance of winning. They will tell you that you have a higher chance of winning, because you have more money to play with. This is simply not true, because there are many conditions placed on bonuses by the casino.
Strategies to Win at Online Roulette The Martingale Strategy
This strategy advises that you double up your bets until you win. For instance, if you bet one dollar on red and lost, the next bet would be two dollars on red. Keep doubling your bet until you win. By doing this you simultaneously cover your losses and make a profit. The Reverse Martingale Strategy is the same idea, only you double your bets after a win on the same selection.
D’Alembert Roulette Strategy
This strategy is one of the safest ones, because even though you increase your bet after a loss, you increase it to a lesser degree than the Martingale Strategy. The way the D’Alembert Strategy works is that you increase your bet by one after a loss and decrease your bet by one after a win. With this system, if you have an equal number of wins and losses, you will come out ahead in terms of profit. As an example, imagine that you start out with a loss of five. The next bet is six. Let us say that you lose that bet. The next bet is seven. Let us say that you win that bet. The next bet is six. If you lose that bet, the next bet is seven. If you win that bet the next one is six. Let’s say you win. The next bet is five. If you lose that one, the next bet is six. Let’s say that you win. The net total for these equal wins and losses is a gain of four. The reverse D’Alembert goes in the opposite direction. You increase your bet by one if you win a bet, and you decrease your bet by one if you lose a bet. The way it works out is that if you have an equal number of wins and losses, then you lose money. So, you have to have winning streaks if you are to win at this strategy.
The Fibonacci Strategy
This strategy follows the Fibonacci series of numbers for bets. The Fibonacci series is gotten by starting with the number one. You get the next number in the series by adding the prior two numbers. So, the sequence begins with one. The next number is one and the next number is two. The betting strategy is that you start with some number for your bet and go forward one number in the series when you win while going back two numbers if you lose. The reverse Fibonacci Strategy moves in the reverse of this strategy. If you lose a bet you move two steps back, and if you win a bet, you move one step forward. This way, you ride a winning streak.
The Labouchere Strategy
In this strategy, you must develop a betting line of numbers that you will stick to. For example, you could pick the line 1-1-1-1-1. The way the betting works is that you add the leftmost and rightmost numbers together to get the amount of your bet. If you win, you cross off both those numbers. If you lose, you add both numbers together and put them to the right of the betting line. Betting proceeds cyclically from there.
Cover the Roulette Table
Trying to cover the roulette table with multiple bets will not overcome the odds of the game. However, you can try multiple bets that cover most of the table. The following are two ways that you can cover most of the table:
Betting on 35 numbers
– With this way of doing things, every win gains you, let’s say, a dollar, while every loss loses you thirty-five. To win in this way, you need to have thirty-six wins for every loss, so it is unlikely that this way of doing things will profit you.
Betting on seventeen splits
– A split bet is a bet between numbers that are next to each other on the roulette wheel. If you bet seventeen splits then you will cover thirty-five numbers. The advantage of this bet over the previous one is that your bet is about half of it. Still, you only make one dollar when one of your splits comes up.
The Hollandish Strategy
– In this strategy, you move through the progression more slowly. Let’s say that you start with a bet of one dollar. Then you double that amount and add it to the one. That makes the next number in the progression three. You continue to add that same amount to get every number in the progression. So, the progression is as follows: 1 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 9 and so on. If you start with a bet of two dollars, the progression would be 2 – 6 – 10 – 14 – 18 and so on. The way the betting works is as follows: You bet the first number in the progression three times. If you are ahead in your bankroll, then you go back to the beginning of the progression. If you sustain a loss in your bankroll, then you move ahead to the next number in the progression. Play then proceeds as such.
Oscar’s Grind Strategy
– There are four stages in this strategy. You begin by betting one dollar. If you win, then increase your bet by one. If you lose, you keep your bet the same. Once you have a one unit profit, then go back to the beginning of the progression.