Online Roulette strategy

There are a slew of resources around the web that give you some great advice on how to win at the Roulette wheel. While the game is based completely on luck, and playing at an online casino truly guarantees that, there are some cheeky ways to up the winning potential and long-term enjoyment of playing this age-old iconic favourite. However, because the outcome of the game is based entirely on luck, the only strategies with online Roulette are betting strategies.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All strategies relate only to 1 to 1 outside bets (Red or Black, Odd or Even, etc.).

Martingale System

The Martingale System is easy to implement, but it can be very risky. The player starts with a specific amount (the lower the better). Every time you lose, you double your bet and play again. That way, if you win, you recuperate all loses and double your original bet. For example, if you start with $5 and lose three times in a row, the progression would be $5, $10, $20, and $40. If you win that $40 bet, you would have bet $75, but won $80 on the last bet, so you would be up $5. If you go on a losing streak though, you might reach the table maximum, or burn your whole bankroll/budget.

PRO TIP: It is important to understand the basic idea of the Martingale System before you read the rest, as it is the basis for all the other strategies.

Reverse Martingale

In this system, you double your bet every time you win. The idea here is that you are only betting with won money, and it particularly benefits a hot streak. However, know when to walk away, because you can lose all your winnings even more quickly than you gained all your winnings.

D’Alembert System

Though it is probably the safest of the progressive betting systems, it’s still not “safe,” because there’s never any guarantee when it comes to betting strategies with Roulette. For this one, you set a value, and you represent that value as the number 1. For example, 1 can represent $5, and you increase your bet by 1 every time you lose, and decrease it by 1 every time you win. If you win as many times as you lose, you will turn a profit.

PRO TIP: All of these betting strategies can be used while playing Blackjack, Craps, and Baccarat too!

Fibonacci System

The Fibonacci System is a theory of mathematics. You start with one, and then add the two previous numbers together to give you the next number. For example, starting with 1, the Fibonacci System would go: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on. To use the system as a Roulette strategy, you would set that starting number to a specific value, and then climb the Fibonacci System every time you lose. When you win, go back two numbers in the Fibonacci System and continue from there. Keep going back two numbers after each win unless you reach the beginning, in which case it reverts to Fixed Betting until you lose.

Fixed Betting

Fixed betting is the easiest and most common betting strategy when it comes to Roulette. It’s so intuitive, in fact, that most people use it without even realizing. All the player does is bet the same amount on a 1 to 1 bet over and over. It does not matter if you change the bet back and forth from black or red or odd or even, because where the ball landed on the previous spin holds no merit over where it will land on the next spin.

PRO TIP: Only play French Roulette. If French Roulette is not an option, only play European Roulette. Avoid American Roulette at all costs, because the extra green zero pocket increases the house edge considerably.

Oscar’s Grind

Similar to the D’Alembert System, Oscar’s Grind has you increase your bet after every win, and keep your bet the same after every lose by a set value, not by doubling. However, the difference is that you do not increase the value past four. Therefore, it’s an even safer version of the D’Alembert System, though still risky.

The Most Important Tactics

The most important tactics when it comes to Roulette are familiarity with the game and setting limits. Practice the game and become as familiar with it as possible before you put your own money down, and know when to walk away after you win, lose, or break even. Set a timer and walk away when it goes off. The quickest way to lose your winnings (or lose more in general) is to keep playing, because the casino always has the advantage.