No matter what kind of casino games playing or gambling you enjoy, having a solid strategy is key to success. The game of Roulette has been popular since the time of its conception in the 18h century. And it is probably the game’s simplicity that has made it so popular.
Along with the popularity has come a virtual flood of theories, theorems and thoughts on how to beat the wheel. But is there actually any truth to the various betting strategies that have been proposed throughout the years? Let’s take a look at a couple of the most popular:
The Martingale Betting Strategy
This is in all likelihood the most common betting strategy employed by Roulette enthusiasts. It is a very old system and is based on the probability of losing many times in a row. The idea is basic: every time you win a bet, you pocket your win; but every time you lose, you double the size of your previous bet. In doing this, should you win, you’ll win back your previous loss plus on unit. If you lose two bets in a row, by doubling up on your third bet, if you win, you would have won one unit in total at the end of your streak.
The d’Alembert System
In the d’Alembert system you increase or decrease your bet size depending on whether or not you won the last round. If you won on the last spin of the wheel, you reduce your bet; and if you lost in the last round, you would then increase your bet. The logic behind this system is that “nature seeks equilibrium” i.e. you are more likely to win after a loss and vice versa, and therefore you adjust your bet amount accordingly.