Roulette is the most beloved and representative game in the casino world. A game with origins far back in time, able to fascinate the peoples of the ancient world such as the Greeks and Romans in the West, all the way to the eastern lands of China. The modern version we know today, was introduced in French gambling halls during the 18th century; Roulette was born from the union of different games existing at the time, from the fusion of traditions and rules from different countries.
How to win at Roulette
Over the years, many strategies have been devised that can help players optimize their bets. Thus, it is not just a matter of luck; in fact, in order to try to guess the winning number, strategies can be used that can best optimize the bets. We are not talking about rules that guarantee a win, but useful methods for approaching the games in the most organized way possible.
Know the rules to understand how to win at Roulette
Before we start placing bets, let’s quickly look at the main rules for playing Roulette. There are two types of Roulette tables: the French (or European) and the American. In both games we find a wheel and a table divided into colored and numbered boxes. In the more classic version, the French, we have 37 boxes in total, colored red and black, numbered from 1 to 36 with a single green box in which the number 0 is present. In the American version we have the same number of squares, but with the presence of an extra green square with the double 0, for a total of 38 squares.
On the game board all the squares are arranged. Here it is possible to choose the numbers on which to place a bet:
- Full Number, single number
- Horse, pair of adjacent numbers
- Triplet, three numbers lined up
- Quatrain, group of four adjacent numbers
- Sestina, group of six numbers placed on two adjacent lines
- Dozen, group of twelve numbers present in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd square of the board
- Column, group of twelve numbers found in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd column of the board
- Even or Odd, set of all squares comprising even or odd numbers
Red or Black, set of all the boxes comprising the red or black ones
The moment you sit down at the gaming table and are ready to place your bet, you must place on the box, or boxes, of the board your chips at the number or series of numbers you have chosen. The game begins when the Croupier throws the ball inside the moving wheel; when the ball finishes its run and lands on one of the boxes, you will find out which number is the winning number.
The infographic to understand how Roulette works
We have created an infographic that summarizes the rules we have seen in the previous paragraphs. Before you understand how to win and implement the methods, you will need to understand all the rules of Roulette.
The best strategies for winning at Roulette
There are many strategies, studied over time, useful for increasing the odds of winning and for better organizing bets. Let’s look at the most common methods, designed especially for those who want to maximize winnings while avoiding large losses; the Progressive Strategies.
The Martingale Strategy
One of the best-known stretegies for winning at Roulette, and also the simplest, is called the Martingale. Originating in 18th-century France, it was designed for a game very similar to the famous Heads or Tails. Basically it works like this: for each unsuccessful bet, the next bet must be made by doubling the stake of the previous bet; this will always allow the value of the loss incurred to be covered. On the first successful bet, the full value lost up to that time will be recovered.
A somewhat risky strategy especially for novice players and that is why we advise against it.
We would like to remind you that you should always bet while staying within your economic possibilities, avoiding that the game has negative repercussions on your finances or your social life.Play, In addition, gambling can create pathological addiction. Play sensibly.
The Labouchère Strategy
One must write down a series of numerical values, long or short depending on one’s style, that will be played. The sum of the first and last determine the value of the bet to be placed. In case of a win, the value is cleared and the next sum of numbers (first + last) to follow will be played, until all numbers present are cleared. In case of a loss, the value corresponding the bet just lost is added to the end of the list. It is continued, betting the sum of the extremes again.
The Paroli Strategy
A strategy suitable for more seasoned players who like riskier bets. To begin, one must decide on the maximum number of bets to be made with this method. For each of the bets won, the next bet must be doubled from time to time. At the end of the established bets, if the average of winning bets is greater, the sum of the bets will bring profit to the player.
The D’Alembert Strategy.
A method that belonged to the well-known mathematician who is fond of live casino games. This method consists of gradually increasing the value of the bet following a losing bet. Conversely, after a successful bet, one must decrease the value of the bet. At the end of the bets, the final average will bring some profit to the player.
The Fibonacci Strategy
System known for the famous sequence of the mathematician Fibonacci. Through this method, one increases the value of the bet after a loss by adding the value of the lost number with the next one in the sequence. Conversely, after a win, it should be decreased. A strategy that brings profit only in the long term.