Roulette is a game of chance more than anything. However, even if you consider yourself to be born under a lucky star, there are several strategies to use when playing roulette that will make you at least stand out from the casual players that are there for the pure fun of it. In addition, by following these plans, you will undoubtedly have an advantage when it comes to winning your bets as long as they are planned carefully.
Before you start betting, you should seek a table that offers a minimum bet and a high maximum bet, that way you will have the ability to double your bets as much as you wish and it will give you a chance to win all your money back from the previously lost bets. Now is the time to consider a popular strategy used amongst roulette players, it is commonly known as the “Martingale” strategy.
Its principles rely on doubling bets even after a loss in an effort to gain them back in a 50-50 chance game. By doing that, the first win will win you back all the losses you’ve had previously in addition to the small profit. The logic behind it is quite simple, since it is basically like flipping a coin, except that you bet on a color and it either wins or it doesn’t. The key is to bet on a single color until you win; however there are disadvantages to it. Even if red won a 100 times in a row for example, it doesn’t make it any more likely to win the 101’st time than the black; the odds are even for both black and red. Of course, another disadvantage is when you run out of money or reach a bet that is at its maximum.
The next popular strategy and the one that is a little bit safer than “Martingale” is the use of D’Alambert strategy. This strategy, at its core propagates increasing or decreasing your bets based on arithmetic factors instead of geometric. What this looks like in an example would be that instead of doubling your bet after a loss when following the Martingale strategy, you would instead increase your bet by a factor of 1 following a loss by using D’Alambert. Alternatively, this will apply to your winnings as well as you should decrease your bets after a win by 1, this will mean that you will still come out top and stay profitable even though if you have the equal number of wins and losses. It is therefore an extremely useful strategy and a piece of advice to follow if you find your luck to be rather unstable.
Finally, keep in mind that even with all the strategies, the odds in the long run stand against you and these strategies should be used for short term playing only. Know when to quit and take your winnings and remember to play in moderation for the best results possible.