# How Roulette Strategies Work

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Roulette requires no skills or experience. You could be a novice player and win money on your first attempt. You might be a roulette regular and lose your bets. The game is all about luck.

Although you need luck to win roulette bets, you can improve your odds of winning by using the best roulette strategies. These steps guide you on the bets to choose and what to do after you win or lose. Find out more below.

## The Martingale Strategy

The Martingale system is pretty straightforward. You double your stake after every loss. By doing this, you hope to recoup your losses on your next winning bet. For clarity, experts recommend that you use the Martingale system for even money bets.

Because it requires doubling your bets after every loss, the Martingale Strategy can be costly. Picture this. You’re betting \$10 on black per spin. You lose your first bet. Next, you need to spend \$20. You lose your second bet. Next, you will need \$40.

On a bad night where you lose five bets in a row, you may need to spend at least \$300. As such, only use this strategy for experimentation or if you have a good budget.

## The Reverse Martingale System

The Reverse Martingale Strategy asks you to double your money after every win. If you lose, you revert to the original bet amount. Essentially, it’s the opposite of the Martingale system.

The main benefit of using this system is that you base your betting amount on profits rather than losses. On the downside, you can lose a lot of money if you follow a winning streak and fail to cash out your money while ahead.

To avoid going home with nothing due to a loss, consider adjusting the system. For example, you can cash out your profits after three wins and revert back to your base amount.

## The D’Alembert Strategy

The D’Alembert Strategy requires that you increase your bets after every loss. But it’s less aggressive than the Martingale system. With this technique, you increase your bet sizes by single units.

Let’s say you bet \$1 on red and win. Next, you have to use the same bet amount. But if you lose, you need to increase the amount to \$2. If you lose again, you should increase it to \$3.

When you win, the D’Alembert system says you should reduce the stake by one unit. So, if you bet \$3 and win, your next bet should be \$2. If you lose, then you need to increase it again.

For clarity, your base unit can be \$1, \$5, or \$20. It all depends on your bankroll. With that in mind, it’s in your best interest to keep this amount to less than 5% of your bankroll.

Is D’Alembert a good strategy? Like all roulette systems, this strategy has its risks. If you’re unlucky, you can lose a lot of money during a losing streak. However, you could also adjust its rules. For example, consider reverting to the base unit after a loss. This can help minimize your losses.

## The Fibonacci System

Named after mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, this system is highly popular with economists, day traders, and roulette players. The Fibonacci system uses a sequence of numbers you should follow after winning or losing a bet.

Basically, every new number in the Fibonacci system is a sum of the previous two numbers. Take a look:  1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21. According to the system, you should follow the series of Fibonacci numbers after every loss.

Let’s say you bet \$5 and lose. Bet \$5 again. If you win, you will have broken even. Also, you need to continue with this bet amount. But let’s assume you lose your first two bets. You will have covered the first two numbers in the sequence.

As such, you need to move to the third number (2). Here, you need to double your wager. If you lose again, you should bet \$15 (\$5 x3). As you can see, this system requires a good budget.

On the bright side, it’s a bit safer than the Martingale system. If you follow its rules, you may end up breaking even. And if you lose, your losses are smaller than the losses of someone using a different system.

## The Labouchere System

Created to work with even bets, the Labouchere strategy asks you to imagine the amount of money you would want to win. Then you need to divide the amount into a sequence of numbers arranged from left to right.

Think of this. You want to win \$20. So, you break down this amount into 2, 4, 2, 1, 5, and 6. After creating this sequence of numbers, the next step is to add the number on the left to the number on the far right.

With the example mentioned above, add 2 to 6. Your first bet should be \$8. This strategy recommends that you bet on 50/50 bets like high/low or red/even. Let’s say you bet \$8 on high and win. You will receive a total of \$16.

On your next bet, cross 2 and 6 so that your sequence looks like this: 4, 2, 1, and 5. Add 4 to 5 and bet \$9. If you lose, add 9 to your sequence so that it looks like this: 4, 2, 1, 5, and 9.  Add the numbers on the opposite sides and place your bets.

## The James Bond Strategy

It’s no secret that Agent 007 loves casino games. While he’s not playing baccarat, James Bond plays poker or roulette. Bond has a unique strategy for playing roulette.

He bets \$140 on a high bet (19-36), \$50 on the double street (13-18), and \$10 on the number 0 for a total of \$200. If you don’t have \$200 to spend, you can use the same formula with a \$20 budget.

Bond’s system gives you a 70% chance to win. In fact, you lose only if the ball lands between 1 and 12. Otherwise, you’re certain of walking away with a profit.

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