Roulette is a game of many options to bet, some of the equal chance bets such as odd and even (these are known as even bets even though it is less than that when the number zero is taken into account), and others with 35 to 1 payouts (betting on individual numbers).
Therefore, plenty of people have come up with a system which they believe will be a foolproof way to win money.
If any person came up with one of these, it could potentially take down a casino as they will be losing all the time over the long run. The cold, hard facts are that the casino always wins in the end, although it is always nice for a player when they get the better of the casino over one session.
There is no such thing as a Sure win Roulette system or a winning system for any other casino game for that matter.
There are plenty of sites that promise you loads of fame and fortune if you pay them for their magical, guaranteed formula. If they really had one, though, why would they want to sell it to make money as opposed to using it themselves to win at online or land-based casinos around the world?
It follows that the first point to make is never pay anything to anyone who professes to have a guaranteed winning system as you will lose your money.
We have heard so many times over the years that if a number hasn’t come up for a while, it must be ‘due’ to come in. This is nonsense as any number has the same chance of coming in each spin irrespective of whether it came in the last spin, 10 spins ago or 100 spins ago.
This has become known as ‘the Gamblers Fallacy’. This seems to be the basis for the vast majority of betting systems and as such means, the system is flawed from the start. An example would be if 3 even numbers come in a row, it is, therefore, more likely that the next number will be odd.
This is simply not the case as in an online casino a Random Number Generator is used to determine the outcome of a given hand and it doesn’t ever take into account previous results; in the same way, a land-based casino uses a wheel in which the speed of the spin and speed of the roll are not constant and so again, the outcome of the next spin is in no way related to the past spins.
That being said, I have provided below two popular betting systems.
This system gets you to gamble on even money bets such as odd/even, high/low, black/red etc.
Every time you lose a bet you need to double your bet every time you lose.
The thinking behind this is simple enough. If you start with €1 and lose 4 bets in a row, you will lose €1 the first bet, double this to €2, double this to €4 and then double this to €8. Therefore you are €15 down. The next bet would be for €16 and if this wins, it returns €32, so a total profit over the 5 hands of €1.
There is an obvious flaw to this system, however, in that if you were to lose the 5th bet, you are suddenly €31, the next bet is €32 which would result in a loss of €63. Although the chances of losing 6 even bets in a row are slim, there is a possibility and if you find yourself at the end of your bankroll, you can face a substantial loss.
The 1-3-2-6 Staking Plan
This is actually a reasonable way to bet a small amount and sensibly enjoy yourself without risking too much.
The name is basically a 4 stage betting system with the number shown the number of units for each bet.
Again, it concentrates on even money betting as opposed to the larger odds.
Starting with a bet of 1 unit, we will use €1 as an example. The thinking behind it is that as the chances of guessing correctly are near enough 50/50 – slightly less due to the Zero, as long as you are playing European Roulette which has only one Zero – it is possible that you could win 4 times in a row every so often which will result in the winnings from that 4 bet cycle overcoming any losses.
The first bet, the 1, would be for €1.
If any bet loses, the next bet would be for 1 unit again as the cycle needs to be restarted. If the bet wins, you then have €2 on the table and you need to add a further €1 to ensure the second bet is for 3 units. The good thing about this System is that this is the only time during the cycle you need to add more funds, the rest are taken from winnings.
If the 2nd bet loses, you end up down €2, the maximum loss for any stage. If the 2nd bet wins, you have €6 on the table.
You would now remove €4 and leave the remaining €2 for the 3rd bet of the cycle. If this bet was to lose, you would end the cycle up €2 as you risked €1 on stage 1, €1 on stage 2 and pocketed €4 after the end of stage 2. Should stage 3 win, you have €4 on the table and would now add a further €2 from your winnings to make €6.
The 4th and final stage would result in you breaking even for that stage, whereas a win would give you the maximum return of a €12 profit over the 4 bets.
As mentioned, this is only a unit, so if you wanted to risk more, you can start with €2 instead of €1 and double each level, if you wanted to reduce and the table allows it, you can start with a €0.50 bet and half the other levels.
To summarise, using the 1-3-2-6 Staking Plan playing €1 per unit, you would:
- Lose €1 if you lost on Bet 1.
- Lose €2 if you lost on Bet 2.
- Win €2 if you lost on Bet 3.
- Break Even if you lost on Bet 4.
- Win €12 if you win on Bet 4.
Potentially, you could actually lose 6 cycles in a row on Bet 2, resulting in the maximum loss each time of €2, but just one win of the 4 consecutive bets would see you break even.
Although there will always be some systems that see you make a profit in the short term, the same as there will always be plenty of times you win by placing random bets over a shorter period of time, the Casino will always win in the end.
Even in the deepest, darkest days of recent recessions, in any country, how many Casinos did you hear of that went out of business?
The answer is not many if any at all, and there is a reason for that. The Casino always wins in the end and that is why there is no such thing as a guaranteed System.