Of all the games that a casino has to offer, roulette is perhaps the most exciting and unforgettable. Set on a unique playing table with its own wheel, along with an almost endless number of bets on offer, roulette is a tremendous amount of fun for all involved, although it doesn’t always end well for the bettor.
Part of the reason is the complexity of the game – while it’s certainly possible to put money down on simple wagers that can either be a straight win or loss, the bets offered by most roulette tables can also be extremely complex, and can quickly leave an inexperienced playing feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, roulette also comes with some well-known strategies that many swear by, as we will explore here.
The most famous of all the roulette strategies, the Martingale is one that’s employed by professional players, and one that has seen some people walk away either extremely wealthy or totally bankrupt. The idea behind this strategy is fairly straightforward: when a player loses a round, they double their next bet, and so on, until they get a win. This may not seem like the best way to approach a game roulette, which is based completely on chance, but if a player has enough money to keep going, there’s a chance that they may finish the evening with substantially more money.
The Reverse Martingale
On the flip side of the coin is the reverse Martingale strategy, one that takes the same concept as the first but does it in reverse. Here, the bettor will double their bet every time they win a hand as consistently as they can. This seems more appealing than the previous entry as it essentially minimises the loss as much as possible, while capitalising on the win. Of course, betting double and losing means losing twice as much, which means that this strategy is best used when a player is on a winning streak.
The Fibonacci Strategy
Based on the famous Fibonacci sequence, which is a series of numbers with values increased exponentially when added together in a specific way, it’s a strategy that has become popular over the years. The player will use the sequence to determine the amount of money that they will put down on subsequent wagers, and then adding the two together for the total amount of the next. This is done on even bets only, which have a 50% chance of winning every time the bet is started. Win the first round, increase the next by one, and if the next is won, then the increase will be raised to two, and so forth. If the player loses, they restarted the entire sequence, keeping their losses as low as possible.
Undoubtedly one the riskiest that the roulette table has to offer, but also one that has the potential to make a player instantly rich. A wager is placed, which will usually be quite simple, and the bettor will put their whole bankroll on it. If successful, they’re rich, and if not, then it was still wroth the exhilaration.