What is the best betting strategy in roulette?

There are a lot of different betting strategies out there in the world of roulette, but which one is the best? Is there even such a thing as a ‘best’ strategy, or is it all down to chance? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular betting strategies and try to work out which one is the most likely to help you win big in roulette. Read on to find out more! 

What are the different roulette betting strategies?

When you play roulette, the aim of the game is to predict which number will land on a given line. If you make accurate predictions, your bets will ultimately amount to more wins than losses over time, which means that you’ll be making money in the long run. Of course, it’s never that simple – casinos like have developed many different methods to stop players from winning at their games for too long. One of these strategies is known as ‘Martingale’, and it’s one of the simplest systems out there. Other strategies involve using complicated table layouts or counting cards – but do any of them even work? Let’s take a look…

The Martingale Strategy

Given its simplicity, the Martingale system is one of the most popular roulette betting strategies out there. It’s also the simplest strategy to understand – but that doesn’t mean it should be your go-to bet! In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a ‘Martingale’ is a specific type of double up betting system. As an example, imagine we start off by placing $1 bets on red or black. If we lose our bet, we double up and place another bet on red or black for twice as much money. This time, if we win our bet we break even – but if we lose again then we’ll have lost all of our original stake plus another $4 in total (if you followed this through with $1 bets, that’d be $5). The key to the Martingale strategy is to always double up after a loss. Provided you win more than half of your bets, you’ll ultimately come out on top – but this system leaves you very open to streaks of losses which could put you in serious jeopardy if it carries on for too long.

The D’Alembert Strategy

The D’Alembert strategy is a system which involves adding half of your previous bet (or the ‘rake’) to the end of your current one. This means that if you’re betting on red, and then lose, you’ll put another bet on red but double the size of the last bet you placed. If you win this latest bet, you’ll break even – but if it’s another loss, then your next stake will be for 4 times as much as your original! Again, like Martingale this system ultimately pays off thanks to its focus on long-term wins over short-term losses – but by also doubling up each time rather than just putting more money into fewer bets we think it’s more risky than the simple Martingale.

The D’Alembert is a good long-term strategy because of its emphasis on winning in the long run. However, some believe that it’s too risky for novice players who still need to get used to the game before they can adopt such an aggressive style of betting. If you’re just starting out with roulette, we’d recommend using the Martingale system until you feel more confident about your knowledge and abilities – then consider taking on this riskier strategy when you know all of the numbers by heart!

The Labouchere System

Similar to D’Alembert, the Labouchebracht (or ‘labby’) betting system adds together your initial stake and all previous numbers that have come up. This makes it an incredibly simple approach to use – but also a risky one if you’re playing with smaller stakes. For example, imagine we bet on black and win. Of course, this is great for us! However, next time round if we place the same bet our number comes up again  – now what? We’ve already won on this spin, so do we keep betting until our number doesn’t come up again? Or do we stop there? It’s tricky to know whether or not to continue sometimes – which means that Labouchere players are always at risk of long losing streaks that could put them out of money very quickly!

The D’Alembert strategy is tough to learn but a good long-term approach.

So those are our top three recommended roulette betting strategies for players who are new to the game. Have a read through them and then head over to our Strategy section where we’ve got loads more information on how you can beat the casino at their own game!

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