Different Online Roulette Systems
Different Online Roulette Systems
Is there such a thing as a sure way to guarantee success with roulette? No, of course not. If there were such a thing, we’d all be using it. You know, until the casinos latched onto our plans and changed the rules of the game. However, there are certainly different online roulette systems out there which can put you in good stead to win, or at the very least, not lose as much.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular of those roulette systems briefly and tell you how they work. First, let’s start with the most popular, known as the Martingale System.
The Martingale System
The Martingale System is widely renowned as one of the better systems to avoid losing too much cash. The methodology behind it is first simple to grasp. Every time you lose a bet, you raise the stakes and double the bet. Then when you win, you refer to your original bet. The basic principle behind the Martingale System is that eventually, you should have roughly what you started with (perhaps a little bit more or less).
The drawback to the system is that you need to have a sufficient enough chip stack to be able to sustain long periods of defeat.
It works best with even-money bets. So, for instance, betting $1.00 on black. If you lose, try betting $2.00 on black. If you lose again, then bet $4.00 on black. Then you might win, and pocket $4.00 plus your bet back. You are technically ahead by $1.00 at this stage, so you return to your original bet, banking your $1.00 profit, and so on and so forth.
The D’Alembert System
The D’Alembert System is named after Jean d’Alembert, the French mathematician who founded it. He used it to beat the roulette wheel. He claimed that you should increase your bets by $1 following a loss and decrease them by $1 following a win. In theory, when you win, you will have a profit based on how many bets you have made.
This system only works if the number of losses matches the number of wins and is slightly more complex than the Martingale System. It only works on even money bets, and unless you go on a massive losing streak, the system is efficient at ensuring small winnings, though nothing that would see you walk out of a casino a millionaire.
The Fibonacci System
Leonardo Pisano Bigollo developed the Fibonacci System, and his betting system involves placing stakes based on the two previous bets added together. For example, on your first handful of losing bets, you would wager one dollar, followed by $1, $2, $3, $5, $8, $13, and so on. Following a win, players would naturally move back two numbers down the sequence. Once you reach a profit, you are supposed to revert to the beginning of the sequence and start over again.
The downside to this system is that you are going to have to remember the sequence, at least until you make a profit. While the Fibonacci system works well enough to ensure that you don’t lose too much, it again doesn’t work particularly well when it comes to winning big.
The Flaws in These Systems
Of course, as mentioned, there is no such thing as a roulette strategy which guarantees a win. Instead, these systems mainly try to ensure that players don’t suffer too heavy a defeat, which is why they are commonly grouped together as “negative progression systems”. However, even then, they aren’t flawless. All three systems collapse under their own theories if players do not have a sizeable enough bankroll to sustain heavy losses. The Fibonacci System, is the costliest in this regard, following by the other two. Some players prefer the Martingale over D’Alembert and vice-versa, but neither will work if you endure a lengthy period of losses.
Online Roulette Systems: Why Bother Then?
If roulette systems cannot guarantee a big win, and sometimes they are flawed if you go on big losing streaks, why use them? It is not actually the systems which are flawed; it is likely that players don’t have a bankroll large enough to sustain a period of heavy losing. The systems will see you almost certainly break even eventually. The question is, when? You’ve got no way of knowing that with games of chance.
Even so, it is better to employ a betting strategy such as one mentioned above than not to have any at all. It is the only way to can “kind of” guarantee that you’ll still be in the game many spins later.
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