Three basic betting systems in roulette


Roulette is a classic gambling game that has been around – in pretty much the same form as it is now – for centuries. It’s fun because there is nothing you can do to influence the outcome, meaning it’s all about luck and chance. Why is this good? It’s because there is no pressure when playing (as long as you’re sticking to your budget), and because cheating is pretty much impossible, allowing for a level playing field. 

Obviously, when you’re playing roulette you need to place a bet; you can’t just play in order to watch the wheel turn (although you can quite easily watch other people play if you don’t want to spend any money). There are a number of different roulette betting systems that you might want to consider, but three stand out as being the most popular. Read on to find out ways on how to win online roulette.

The Martingale System

The Martingale system is a famous method of betting on roulette, so you may well have heard of it, or at least heard the name even if you don’t quite know how it works. It can only be used on games that offer at least a 50/50 chance of winning, and that’s what roulette can offer (assuming you pick red or black rather than a specific number; it’s not quite 50/50 because of the additional green zero, but it’s very close). 

In its simplest form, the Martingale system means you need to double your bet every time you lose if you’re playing on red or black, or on odds or evens. It’s not something to use if you are better on specific numbers. The idea behind the Martingale system is that, when you do win, the money will cover all your previous losses, and give you a profit on top. Since, technically, the more you play the higher your chances of winning, eventually you will win. However, that could be many, many games in the future, by which time you have run out of money before you could make any of it back. Or, depending on the game you’re playing, there might be a maximum bet limit, which you would exceed if you continue to lose and maintain your Martingale system process. 

The Anti-Martingale System

It’s true, there really is an anti-Martingale system when it comes to betting on roulette. It was created because the original Martingale system was highly criticised since it could lead to people losing a lot of money without much chance of winning it back due to the odds of the game they were playing. 

The anti-Martingale system takes elements of the Martingale system and changes it slightly. So although you will still continue to bet each time you lose, with this system you will halve your bet. When you win, you place another bet but this time you double it. Once you have won what you want to win (or you’ve run out of money), you can walk away. 

Betting On Red

Betting on red is not as complicated as many other types of betting system for roulette; in fact, it’s regarded as being one of the simplest to do and to understand. As the name suggests, betting on red means betting on the same outcome time after time, no matter what. It doesn’t have to be red, of course. It could be black, or odds or evens. The point is, when using this system you should never change to bet on something else.

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