Learn the 5 best basic roulette systems

1. The Martingale System

The Martingale System is likely the most well-known basic Roulette system around. It’s based on intuition, and by playing it, you seek to double your bets – even if you lose.
Start small, so you can double smaller losing bets. Bet a small amount on either black or red; even numbers or odd numbers; or one of the three numbered sections. If you win the bet, take the amount you’ve won and bet the same amount again. If you’ve lost, double the amount you bet last and place it on the same type of bet. E.g. if you bet – and lost – $1 on red, you should now bet $2 on red. If you win, take your winnings and bet the same initial amount again. If you’ve lost, double the bet again.

– This is a game with 50:50 odds of winning.
– It is possible to recover your losses – if you keep doubling losing bets, as soon as you win, you’ve recovered these.

– Since Roulette is a game of chance, it is unlikely that just because black wins 9 times, that red will win on the 10th. Each spin has a 50:50 chance of black or red winning.
– If you’re playing on a maximum bet table, you could potentially end up reaching the maximum bet limit
– There’s a risk that you could run out of money before you’ve recouped your losses.

2. The Reverse Martingale System

People playing a Roulette system Playing the Reverse Martingale Roulette system

Just like The Martingale, but the other way around; this Roulette strategy says to increase your bets when you win and decrease them when you don’t. Theoretically, this way you limit your losses and maximize your winnings. Theoretically.
To play the Reverse Martingale system, start in the same way as above – pick a red/black, even/odd bit. Place a small amount to start. If you win, double your bet and place it on the same bet as before. If you lose, bet the original amount on the same bet.

This system could potentially maximize your winning streak while minimising potential losses.

If you lose, your losses can eat away at your bankroll. Realistically, you need both wins and losses to keep in the game – which is impossible to predict and manage.

3. The D’Alembert System

The d’Alembert system is amore mathematical approach to Roulette system. You simply place a bet and, every time you lose, increase your next bet by 1.
As with all new systems, start by betting small, to minimise losses. As the d’Alembert is a betting system with even odds, you can place more than one bet – a number bet and an even/odd bet, for example.
Place your bet and, if you win, decrease your bet by 1; if you lose, increase it by 1. E.g. – if you bet $10 on black, and you lose, next time you should bet $11 on black. If your next spin wins, bet $10 again.
You won one bet and lost another. Financially, that’s – 10 – 11 + 10 = 9.

While all Roulette systems are risky, this is a comparatively safe system, as it requires low betting amounts. It’s easier to sustain and remain control of your bankroll, and even if you do have a massive losing streak, it is slow and sustained.

Potential wins are very low, and in order to recoup your losses, you’d have to make as many winning bets as you would losing bets, which is unlikely in any game.
Also, a potentially long losing streak could lead to higher bets, which you could find yourself unable to sustain, and which would have to be recuperated by a long winning streak.

4. The Fibonacci System

This system, named after renowned Italian mathematician Fibonacci, relies on a cumulative number sequence, by adding the last two digits in the sequence together. E.g: 1 + 1 = 2; 1+ 2 = 3; 2+ 3 = 5, and so on. To play using this roulette strategy, add the last two bets you made together. Some quick roulette tips for you: keep a pen and paper handy, to keep track of your betting sequence.
Start small, by betting either black or red. Because this is an even-chance system, you could also place an even/odd bet or a number bet as well.
If you lose, continue with the sequence, adding your last two bets together. For example – if you bet $1 and lose, bet $1 again. If you lose that bet, bet $2.
If you win, go back two numbers in the sequence, for example: bet and win on $3, go back and bet $1.

It is potentially profitable, even when you lose.

It’s easy to get stuck in a losing streak – the further down the streak you go, the bigger the losses will be.

5: The James Bond System

First off, you need at least $200 to even start playing what author Ian Fleming called his ‘foolproof’ system. Note; This is not a definite ‘how to win roulette’ system – this type of system is known as a ‘column’ bet.
With your $200, place $140 on high numbers – between 19-36.
Put $50 on numbers 13-15.
Bet $10 on 0 – an insurance bet.
If these numbers win, you could make $80 on numbers 19-36; $100 on 13 – 18, or $160 on 0.

Winning on one of the numbers you’ve staked on is a 2/3 chance.

There’s a 1/3 chance you’ll lose a LOT of money. This type of system is very unsustainable – it is for short term wins only, and it’s possible to lose a lot of money, very quickly.