Our guide to roulette systems continued.
Fibonacci was the short name of an Italian mathematician called Leonardo Bonacci and he lived in the 12th/13th centuries during which time he devised the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. This sequence involves adding together the last two numbers to produce the next:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 etc
Again the betting process which uses this sequence is progressive so if you bet with 1 chip on red and lose, the next bet is the next step along the row. If you win you should move three steps back.
- Bet 1 chip on red > lose > bet 1 chip on red > lose > bet 2 chips on red > lose > bet 3 chips on red
- Bet 1 chip on red > lose > bet 1 chip on red > lose > bet 2 chips on red > lose > bet 1 chip on red
The advantage over the Martingale system is that a losing streak is not so financially damaging and you won’t hit the casino limit (or run out of money) so quickly. The flaw of course is that the green zeros mean your bets aren’t 50/50.
James Bond System
This is clearly the most exciting sounding strategy and it is credited to Ian Fleming, the 007 author. You will need:
- A European table (single zero)
- One spin
This method is all about placing a large bet at the best odds then getting out quickly. If you lose tough. This is how you should bet:
- £140 on the high numbers (19-36)
- £50 on the 6-line (13-18)
- £10 on zero
You will notice that you will win unless you land on numbers 1-12, which will happen 32.43% of the time and those winnings will be as follows:
- High number win – returns £280 (profit £80)
- 6-line win – returns £300 (profit £100)
- zero win – returns £360 (profit £160)
Essentially you have a 67.57% chance of winning at least £80; you just need to be mentally prepared for the possibility that you may well lose £200.
Lastly let’s take a look at possibly the most complicated of the better-known methods; it’s connected with the English politician Henry Labouchère although there doesn’t appear to be any definitive link.
To being with you need to set a winnings target and a betting unit. To keep things simple let’s say that your target is to win £10 and your betting units are £1.
Your target can also be expressed as 10 units so now you need to break this number down into smaller amounts; for example:
1, 2, 2, 3, 2
On your first spin you should bet the first and last number of units on a red/black, odd/even wager; so here we have 1 + 2 units = 3 units (£3).
If the bet wins, cross those two numbers off to leave you with:
2, 2, 3
Now repeat the betting process, in this case 2 + 3 units (£5). If you lose the spin, that total number of units is added to the end of the line:
2, 2, 3, 5
The idea is to cross off all the numbers at which point you will have reached your target. The risk, as with other progressive methods is that your losses on a losing streak pile up, depleting your bankroll or hitting the casino limit before you can regroup.
Your are still battling against the house edge of course but this is probably the most interesting system if you have the time and inclination.