Is there a system for winning at roulette? If there was a sure-fire one, there would be a lot of people walking out of Caesar’s Palace with bulging suitcases, and the casino owners would be heading to the nearest pawnbrokers. But while trying to work out which numbers will come up on the wheel is an exercise that has stumped millions of gamblers over decades, there is a good betting system you can use that really works.
One of the biggest problems many gamblers face is keeping track of how much they’re betting and whether they are up or down. If you have no idea how much money you’re betting per spin, and are just randomly firing virtual chips all over the table, you might soon find your funds are running low. But there’s a good way of minimising your losses while maximising your gains at the roulette table.
It’s a French system developed decades ago, and one that has had particular success at the tables in Monte Carlo – there was even a book written about it. The system involves you putting the numbers 1 to 5 down in a column on a piece of paper. Each time you bet, it must be on an even chance option – odds, evens, red, black, 1-18, 19-36.
Your first bet, and all your future bets, are the total of the top and bottom number on your piece of paper. If you win, you add the new number at the bottom of your column. So first of all you bet (5+1) 6. That could be six 25p chips or six £25 chips, it doesn’t matter.
If you lose, you cross out both those numbers, so you’re now left with 2, 3, 4. So your next bet is again six (4+2). OK, let’s imagine you’re out of luck and your bet loses. System ends, you only have one number (3) left, so you’ve lost 12 chips. The beauty of the system is that you will only ever lose 15 chips, that’s your total investment.
Now, imagine you have a bit of luck and after losing on the first spin, you win the next two times. Now, your numbers are 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. So your next bet is nine chips (2+7). Keep going, and you’ll find that while the most you can ever lose is 15 chips, there’s no limit to what you could win. Good luck.
Written by Alex, a casino fanatic who enjoys both discussion and writing about gaming topics. Plays casino & poker games in equal measure, although she does play bingo from time to time.