Online Roulette Strategies

If you ask Google, you'll be offered hundreds of pages filled with advice about how to win while playing Roulette online. Let's be straight: there is no proven strategy which will guarantee you'll walk away with more money in your pocket than you've initially brought to the table. But there are several world-famous systems which might be fun to try, and who knows, they might prove to work for you. At Springbok we provide several different ways for you to play. If you haven't already, you should go and check out our mobile version to see what all the fuss is about. We welcome AndroidIOS, Blackberry and Windows mobile devices.

The Martingale Strategy

Dating from 18th century France, the Martingale Strategy advises that you double your bet after every loss, so that your first win would cover all previous losses and deliver a profit. Having won, you should decrease your bet once again to the minimum and repeat the procedure. Keep in mind this strategy is supposed to work with 50:50 outcome options, namely Black/Red, 1-18/19-36 and Odd/Even. Let's say you've bet R2 on Red, and Black wins. You'd then stake R4 on Red again, and if you lose, increase the bet to R8. At this point, you've lost R6 (R2 + R4), but if you now win, you'll get R8 which recovers the lost amount and earns you R2. Now you'd continue the game by placing chips worth the initial R2. Mathematically, this system works; the only danger lies in the steep increase of the investment which might eat your bankroll before you manage to hit a winner. 

Reverse Martingale or Paroli Strategy

As the name would indicate, it works exactly the opposite as the one described above. It presumes there are such things as winning and losing streaks, and banks on exploiting the winning ones while keeping your losses to a minimum when you face a losing run. 

The Fibonacci Strategy

This strategy is based on the Fibonacci sequence, introduced by the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, who was also known as Fibonacci. The sequence is made of numbers which are, after the first two, the sum of the two preceding ones, such as the following: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on. So how is this applied to a Roulette game? The Fibonacci strategy basically tells you to go one step forward when you lose, and two steps back when you win, and like the one above, is also valid only for 50:50 outcome bets. What it would look like is this: bet R1 (loss), bet R1 (loss), bet R2 (loss), bet R3 (loss), bet R5 (win), bet R2 (loss), bet R5 (loss), bet R8 (win), bet R3 (loss), bet R5 (win). You total loss is R17, and total win R18, so in this case you'd be R1 up. The strategy is to recover the losses with several winning spins rather than one. 

The D'Alembert Strategy

This system, invented by a French mathematician of the same name, advises that you increase your bet  by one when losing, and decrease it by the same amount when winning. Let's say your game performance looks as follows: bet R6 and lose, then bet R7 (increased by R1) and lose, bet R8 (increased by R1) and win; now you stake R7 and lose, stake R8 and win, bet R7 and win, bet R6 and lose, and finally win with R7 bet. In total, you've won R4 (-6-7+8-7+8+7-6+7). In theory, as long as you’ve got the same number of wins and losses, you'll always be making profit. 

Magic 8 System

This one is built on the belief that one of the previous numbers is likely to come up again after eight consecutive rounds. It advises that you initially observe the play without placing real money bets, and record the winning numbers. Let's say, for example, that the ball has landed on 10, 4, 13, 28, 33, 11, 2 and 21. In this case you'd start off by placing a bet on number 10. If it doesn't win, put your chips on 10 and 4. The next to follow would be 10, 4 and 13, and so on. As soon as you manage to guess the winner, pause for a round and start over again. 

There are many advocates of the strategies described above, and just as many of those who'll call them completely useless. While it's true none of them offer a bullet-proof way to win, they have worked for some people and, with some luck, might earn you some cash well.