Best Roulette Strategies & Game Tips

If I could tell you how to guarantee a win at roulette 100% of the time, I really would. I mean, who would not love a way to guarantee money in their pocket on every spin of the wheel? I can’t do that. However, what I can do is share a few roulette strategies which will increase your chances of winning.

American or European Roulette?

We are hoping that any online casino that you head to gives you the choice. Whilst American casinos may tend to push American roulette a bit harder, most of the time European and Candian casino will offer you the option and if you want to stand a better chance of winning, then you need to play European roulette. The house edge is a tiny bit smaller, which really does help increase your odds of winning. In fact, the house edge for European Roulette is 2.7%. For American roulette, it is 5.26%.

Martingale Strategy

This is the most popular of roulette betting strategies because it works. It can’t guarantee you that you will win, but if you play long enough then you will at least break even. However, if you do hit a losing streak then you may find that your bank roll can’t support that and you will walk away with a whopping loss HOWEVER it is rare that this will happen.

In order to make the Martingale Strategy work, you will be betting on only the ‘even’ bets. So, black or red etc. In theory, you have an equal chance of winning both, when you take away the house edge with the 0. So the odds are going to be 2/1. Let us walk you through how this strategy works.

  • You bet on black. Let’s say $1 on black.
  • The wheel spins. It lands on red. You lose your $1.
  • You now place $2 on black.
  • The wheel spins. It lands on black. You now have your money back.

Basically, each time you hit a ‘losing’ spin, you double your bet. The idea is that eventually you will win. When you win, you will win the money that you lost ‘back. Obviously, this does have its issues if you stumble across a major losing streak as you may not be able to sustain it. After all, you will be doubling your bet each time:

  • £1
  • £2
  • £4
  • £8
  • £16
  • £32
  • £64

All it takes is 7 losses and you will be betting £64. It may even get up to the point where the amount you are betting goes beyond the house maximum.

Fibonacci Roulette System

This roulette system is based on a famous math concept (yep, we are taking you back to school with this one). It works in much the same way as a martingale strategy, although it plays out a bit slower.

This system uses the Fibonacci system (obviously). For those who are unaware, this system involves the two previous numbers being added together to the get the next one. So, if your first bet is 1, then the second bet will be 1 (add the 1+0 together), but the one after that will be 2. Here is a basic Fibonacci sequence so you can understand what we mean:

  • 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34

The major benefit of this system is that you are not going to be doubling your bet every time. This may mean that you can keep hold of your bank roll a tiny bit longer. However, the longer the system goes on, the more you stand to lose.

Flat Betting

Some people see ‘flat betting’ as a legitimate roulette betting strategy. We are sure that it has its merits too. You bet the same amount each spin without any progression.

We guess that this does make betting on the roulette table a bit more predictable but, obviously, you have no way in which to make back your losses. This is probably a strategy which is going to work better for those who are betting a couple of cents per spin rather than many dollars. You will likely never make back your bank roll like this, but at least you will be having fun, we guess.