We are all looking for minor miracles.  In the context of an online gamble real money account, a miracle means finding ways of beating the house.  As an online roulette fan, you have probably heard about the Martingale and Labouchere … but how about the Fibonacci?  What do you know about the sequential betting system that has its nascence in nature?

## Who Was Fibonacci?

Contrary to expectations, Fibonacci wasn’t some high roller who mastered the art of gambling on the little black ball.  In fact, he had nothing at all to do with gambling or top-rated gambling destinations like Springbok Casino.  Fibonacci was altogether a more serious type of guy.  During his wanderings around 13th century Pisa he apparently noticed similar patterns in nature - patterns that he converted into a series of sequential numbers by drawing on early Arabic and Hindu mathematics.

## What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

What was this mysterious sequence of numbers?  How does it pertain to roulette or maximising the rand value of the online gamble real money returns?  Well first off, the Fibonacci sequence is incredibly simple.  It is a cumulative sequence of numbers where every number is the sum of the previous two numbers.  Here is what the beginning of the sequence looks like:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…

This infinite series of numbers has been used to explain many things - from the reproduction of rabbits to the spiral formations found in seashells.  An application that Fibonacci probably never dreamt of, was using his sequence of numbers as the backbone of what is essentially a negative progression betting system in roulette.

## A Negative Progression Betting System in Roulette

What is negative progression in terms of betting?  It is a system whereby you increase the stake every time you lose.  In this iteration you increase the bet size by the next number in the sequence.  When you win you shift backwards two spots in the numerical sequence and bet that value instead.  At this point it is important to mention that the Fibonacci system should only be used on the even money outside bets - red or black, odd or even or high or low.  If you use it on the straight up numbers, split or corner bets, the potential losses are simply too great.

What is the point of a betting system like this?  What is key to the Fibonacci is you can limit your losses when you do hit a cold streak.  However, if the cold streak continues for any length of time there is a good chance you will deplete the online gamble real money funds in your Springbok Casino account in a proverbial flash!

## Zero Impact on the House Edge or RTP

In reality the Fibonacci - and any other betting system for that matter - has no impact whatsoever on the house edge.  That in turn means the win rate or average return to player (RTP) is unaltered and remains fixed at 97.3% in European Roulette and 94.74% in the American version.  Why are betting systems so popular when they have no effect on the outcome of the game… and by association how much you bank in terms of online gamble real money?

According to some pundits, betting systems add a bit of fun and expectation to an otherwise one-dimensional kind of game play.  Others are of the opinion that the vast majority of players at an online casino such as ours do not have a full understand of how games of chance work.  When they adopt a betting system such as the Fibonacci, they are under the misguided impression that it is a winning strategy or tactic that can enhance the payout rate.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

## How to Maximise the Win Rate Playing Roulette

If betting systems don’t work how can you boost your online gamble real money winnings playing roulette at Springbok Casino?  We have already mentioned one tactic and that is to only play the outside even money bets.  At almost 50% they have the highest probability of winning.  When your betting account is looking healthier you can always get a bit more adventurous and place a few inside bets on the layout at the same time.  We also suggest you play European Roulette over the American variant.  That way you can benefit from a house edge of just 2.70% against 5.26%!

Unlike games of skill like blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Caribbean Hold’em or our comprehensive selection of video poker games, there is no way you can influence where the ball lands on the roulette wheel.  Every spin is absolutely random and every result or outcome unpredictable.  In essence there is nothing at all you can do to improve the online game real money payout rate playing roulette.

That does not mean you should avoid betting systems altogether.  It simply means it can’t and won’t improve your chances of winning.  Once you understand that, there is no harm in trying out any kind of roulette betting system - be it the Fibonacci, Martingale or D’Alembert.  Who knows?  You may find a more systematic approach to betting works well for you… but not in terms of how much you can bank in the way of online gamble real money!