Best Winning Roulette Strategies

Although the very nature of Roulette opposes to any form of reliable strategy that would allow the player to affect the outcome of the game or predict the result, developing a betting system is of utmost importance if you are looking to gain a certain amount of control over Roulette and increase your winning odds. Unlike Blackjack, Roulette does not have a set of preferred actions that should be executed in order to produce the most favourable result. In this game, you are pretty much left to the mercy of luck and your own reasoning – but to what extent is this actually true? The good news is that Roulette, as random as it is, still has a few “weak spots” that can be successfully exploited to your own advantage.

Employing methodology to your gameplay and dedicating more time to budget management is the first step to take on your journey to becoming more successful at a Roulette table. There are quite a few systems to choose from, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages; not all, however, are equally suitable for Roulette and even though they can technically be deployed to any table game, the risk element they bring to the game of Roulette is higher than the potential success rate.

Strategy to avoid – Martingale System

You will find a lot of conflicting opinions regarding the Martingale System, and while some players swear by it, a lot of others will advise against it. In most cases, Martingale system is used by Roulette beginners, mainly thanks to its simple structure. Despite the fact that this system does not sit well with more experienced players and should be avoided, for the most part, it is still not a terrible idea to start introducing a method to your gameplay with this particular betting strategy before moving onto the advanced, more complex alternatives.

The system is used when the players wager on Outside bets – Red/Black, Odd/Even and Manque/Passe, which offer the highest winning rates. The idea behind Martingale is to recover the losses on a single spin of the wheel by doubling your bets after every losing spin. Obviously, the main disadvantage of this system is the danger of running out of budget, followed by the inevitability of hitting the table limits and not being able to go further with your bets.

Recommended strategies with a higher success rate

Arguably, a player could have more success with The Double Street Quad system, which allows a wider coverage of numbers and, as such, increases your winning odds and keeps your bets at an acceptable level. As opposed to Martingale, this system is used when wagering on the Inside bets and includes a combination of 2 Double Street bets, a Corner and a Straight up bet, covering 17 numbers in total.

Up to two chips can be placed on each of the Double Street bets and one chip on each of the remaining two betting options. With the coverage that this system provides, the player will have decent odds of winning one of the Double Street bets and receive 5 to 1 payout.

A variation of this system is the Five Quad strategy, which is quite similar to the Double Quad, but restricts the bets to either Quads or Corners. The player needs to select 5×4 blocks of numbers and wager one chip on each of the blocks, following that up with a Straight number bet – ideally, this number should be separated from the ones that are already included in the selected blocks.  Here, the same number of chips is wagered, but the coverage is wider than with the Double Quad system – 21 instead of 17. In general, the winning odds decrease when this strategy is used, but the payout percentage is higher with the Quads than with the Street bets.

Science behind Roulette  – the most reliable Roulette strategies

As useful as they are in terms of managing your funds, buying extra game time and recovering from losses suffered during unsuccessful sessions, the systems described above will have no actual effect on the player’s precognition of the Ball’s end position.

The science behind the Wheel, on the other hand, does allow you to use some basic Physics principles and devise a methodology that can actually give you some extra edge. There is an entire movement that bases the Roulette strategy around the phenomenon called Dominant Diamonds, a notion that the Ball will hit certain Diamonds (metal parts placed around the Wheel) more often than others.

The Dominant Diamond theory will also depend on the following factors:

  • The angle of the Wheel
  • The degree of the Wheel track wear&tear
  • Dealer’s signature
  • Ball bounce

Opting for Dominant Diamonds as your strategic approach will without a doubt require some additional time investment and data collection before you are actually ready to start your wagering.

When using this principle to determine the resting position of the Ball, the player needs to consider both the Ball Bounce and the scatter of the Ball, which can be predicted to a certain extent. First, you will need to determine the number of sessions which you will use as a sample for finding a pattern of the Ball movement and path. You will then categorize the types of Ball falls into different groups and establish where and how the Ball will land after a specific number of spins – that way you will have an approximate idea where the Ball will end up every 10, 15 or 20 spins.

Human factor, along with the fine cracks which even brand new Wheels have and the angle of the surface where the Wheel is placed will all affect the outcome of the spin, making Dominant Diamonds a time-consuming scheme that requires a lot of effort and dedication. Even so, a number of players use it religiously and despite the complexity it entails, it increases in popularity and continues to gain more devotees every day.