Strategies for Roulette
the greatest variety of possible ways you can wager. If you've never tried it, the game
is easy to learn and we’ll show you strategies that will help make you a winner.
Remember that luck comes easier if you know what you’re doing.
there are 11 different kinds of bets, it is an easy game to play. The only skill
required is deciding how much and on which number(s) to bet. Like in all gambling, if
you are to win at Roulette you must rely on both luck and strategy.
played on a wheel having 38 compartments numbered 1 to 36, 0 and 00. The same numbers
are printed on the table lay-out where wagers are placed. The number fields are
alternately red and black, except 0 and 00 which are green. The numbers themselves
alternate between high/low and odd/even, with the 0 directly opposite the 00. The wheel
spins counter-clockwise while a little white ball rolls in the opposite direction. The
ball drops into one of the slots and that is the winning number.
Look at the
table layout carefully you'll see that there are "inside" and
"outside" sections. You’ll understand how "inside" and
"outside" betting works after you’ve become familiar with the 11 different
types of roulette bets you can make, along with their payoffs:
One Number: Pays
35 to 1. Put your wager on any number from 1 to 36, or 0 and 00. Be sure your chips are
inside the square and do not touch the line.
Two Numbers: Pays 17 to 1. Place your chip (or chips) on the line between two numbers.
If either number comes up you win.
Three Numbers: Pays 11 to 1. To choose a row of 3 numbers position your bet on the line
that separates the "inside" and "outside" areas.
Four Numbers: Pays 8 to 1. To make this bet, place your wager on a four-number
intersection. You win if one of the four numbers is hit.
Five Numbers: Pays 6 to 1. Don't make this bet! It's the only one that gives the house
an extra 2 ½% advantage!
Six Numbers: Pays 5 to 1. This bet is placed between two three-number rows on the line
that divides the "inside" and "outside" fields.
Bet: Pays 2 to 1. Put your wager in one of the spots marked "2-1" at the
opposite end of zero and double zero.
12-Number Numerical Bet: Pays 2 to 1: Choose between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd twelve. You're
betting on numbers 1 to 12, 13 to 24, or 25 to 36 respectively.
18 Numbers Red / Black. Pays 1 to 1. To make this wager, place your chip(s) on the red
or black diamond.
18 Numbers Odd / Even: Pays 1 to 1. There are 18 of each. Take your pick.
18 Numbers High / Low: Pays 1 to 1. Will the winning number be between 1 to 18, or
between 19 and 36?
If the minimum
total wager is $5 and you are using $1 chips, you may place one or more in each of 5
different "inside" spots or bet all of them on one number, as long as the
total adds up to the table minimum. You may cover as many inside numbers as you wish,
as long as the total does not exceed the table maximum.
outside bets, you can not divide the table minimum over several fields. The whole
amount must be placed as one wager on one decision. You may, of course, place more than
one bet and/or bet more than the required minimum, but not more than the table maximum.
Never bet more
than you can afford to lose, and always quit when you have won as much as you set out
to win - such as double your stake. Start cautiously, until you know exactly how the
game works and you feel confident.
This is a simple
game of colors. Black and Red. Because 1/2 of the numbers are red, and 1/2 black (minus
of course the casino advantage of 0 of 00) a bet on a red or black number coming up has
a 50-50 chance of winning. If you were able to accurately pick the correct color
every-other spin, you would break even, minus 2 in every 38 spins ( for 0, 00 ). With
this in mind, try the following:
Bet on a color.
If you win, take your winning and leave your original bet for the next spin. Start at
$1 and if things work bet more, such as $3 to $5, if you can afford it. Double your bet
after a loss. If the next bet also loses, take the loss and start over again. As long
as you win, collect your winnings and leave your original bet.
will not change your odds of winning. Each color has the same chance of coming up on
every spin. I have had sessions when I never lost more than three straight times, but I
have also seen the wrong color come up 12 times in a row. You can play the same system
using Odd/Even or High/Low.
"Five Numbers" System
calls for straight-up inside bets where you get paid 35 to 1 if you win. You will place
your bets on five individual numbers. Don’t forget 0 and 00 are part of the inside
numbers you can wager on.
Many people like
to play birthdays, anniversaries or other favorite dates. Pick any five numbers, they
all have the exact same chance of winning. Find a game where the minimum bet is no more
than $5 and buy forty $1 chips ($40). If you limit yourself to relatively small stakes
you can’t get badly hurt. With this system you hope to get lucky two consecutive
times. The winnings are nothing to sneeze at!
Start by placing
one chip on each of your five chosen numbers. Repeat this same wager until you win, you
have enough chips for eight tries. When the ball comes to rest on one of your numbers,
you win 35 chips. Now it gets exciting!
Divide the 35
chips over your five number fields, seven on each. If you hit again the payoff will be
7 x 35 = $245.00!
At this point
you could collect your winnings and quit -- the cash will cover many past or future
losing sessions -- or you could risk 100 of the chips you’ve won by placing 20 on
each of those same five numbers. If Lady Luck hasn’t deserted you, you’ll collect
No matter what
the outcome, this was your last spin. Smart gamblers know when to quit! Good Luck.