Five Simple Roulette Systems

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Roulette is the oldest of all the casino games. A roulette wheel is round and has 38 separately numbered pockets in which the rotating ball may land. The numbers change back and forth between red and black; the first red number is number one. 0 and 00 are both green. If a player bets on a single number, he is paid 35 to 1. This means that the casino has the advantage of 2 out of every 38 spins. So, roulette, like any other gaming event must rely on both luck and strategy.


You may bet on two numbers by placing your chip (or chips) on the line between two numbers such as 2 and 3. Payment is 17 to 1.

You may bet on four numbers by placing your bet between 4 numbers such as 2, 3, 5, 6 and upon winning be paid 8 to 1.

You may bet on three numbers by placing a chip on the transversal such as 1, 2, 3 by placing the chip on the outer line of 1. Payment is 11 to 1.

You may bet on five numbers only in one set; they are 0, 00, 1, 2, 3. Since 31 is not divisible by 5 it pays only 6 to 1.

You may bet on six numbers by placing your chip on two transversals, such as the outer edge of numbers 7 and 10 to cover numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. This bet pays 5 to 1.

You may bet on 12 numbers by placing your bet on the 2to1 space at the end of the table and play 1, 4, 7, 10,13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34 or either of the other two rows of numbers; or by placing your chip in 1st 12, 2nd 12, or 3rd 12. Each bet pays 2 to 1.

You may bet on 18 numbers by placing your bet on either a color spot - red or black, on an even or odd spot, or on 1 to 18, or 19 to 36. Pays 1 to 1.

Seem simple enough? Well it is quite easy. Just wait till a spin has been completed and all bettors have been paid and then place your bet.

The following section shows you five simple systems you may want to use to win at roulette.

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.

There are table minimums and maximums at all casinos and most casinos have different tables with different amounts. *Each posted on the table.

A typical minimum is 25 cents per bet with a 75 cent minimum per spin of the wheel. This covers bets on numbers only *-* other bets such as 1st 12 etc. will have a $1 minimum.

Now, read and learn each system detailed below before you try any of them at a casino - pick one or two you want to try.


This is a simple game of colors. Black and red. This has also been called a suckers bet and an absolutely terrible system because it does not go with the odds. However, it has consistently won for both myself and a large number of others. 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. ( A good idea is to start at $1 if you are interested in playing for a long period of time and maybe winning some money. You can bet more such as $3 to $5 if you can afford it and are hoping to win some big money ). If you lose, double your bet. If you continue to lose you may wish to continue doubling your bet, or quit and take the lose. Then start over again, as long as you win, take your winnings and leave your original bet.

Remember, you ALWAYS have the same odds of your bet winning even if the other color has come up 100 times in a row. I have had nights when I never lost more than 3 straight times, but I have also seen the same color come up 12 straight times.


Odd or even bets. This is basically the same as the above system, but with one very different factor - you watch the game until a number of even or odd numbers have come up consecutively- such as three straight, before making a bet. With this in mind you may want to raise your starting bet to $3 to $5 since you get fewer chances to bet - also, you do not leave your original bet when you win. You take it and wait for another streak of even or odd numbers.


Betting 1-to-18 or 19-to-36. These bets pay 1 to 1 just like bets on color and odd and even. However, this is a one time, win or lose system. It has a total of either one or two bets, per time. Again it is best to watch the game until the ball has not landed on either half of the numbers. Then, after say 5 straight spins like this, place a larger bet on the 1/2 of the numbers that has not come up for the last 6 spins. (As much as you wish to bet - I usually go from $10 to $25.) If you win, you have won a good sum of money; if you lose, you can do one of two things: Quit and wait for another chance to come up, or place the same bet again plus $1. If you lose again, take the loss and wait to try it again. If you win this time, you have gotten back your original bet plus $1.

On good nights I have won four or five straight and four out of five or better. At this point I always quit . . . if I am betting $25, I may even quit after winning only two or three straight.


Betting the rows. This bet is shown on the layout as 2-to-1 and pays just that. This is just like playing colors. You place a bet on one of the three rows of numbers and if you win you leave your original bet and take the winnings. If you lose, place a bet of the same amount. If you win, you will do the same thing, and will have made up for the previous loss plus some extra. If you lose a third time, double your bet. You may do this as many times as you like, but remember, your bets can grow very high if you are doubling your bets each time!


This is my favorite system. It does not make a lot of money unless you have a lot of money as a stake, but it offers one of the best ways of playing and being able to get your original bets back without a great sum of money. This system is like the last and also bets on the rows, but you wait until a row has not come up for a number or spins ( I use 7 ). Then you place a bet on the row that has not come up. If you wish to win just a small amount of money, or stay even, start with $1. If you wish to win more money, start with $1 but make your bets like those shown below. When you win, you stop and wait for another chance to start over. If you lose, follow the next bet on the chart:

  A     B       A     B      A     B           A           B 

Bet Win Total Won If you lose total lost

$1 $1 $2 $2 $2 $2 $1 $1 $2 $2 $4 $4 $3 $3 $3 $3 $3 $4 $6 $8 $3 $5 $6 $7 $4 $5 $8 $10 $2 $3 $10 $12 $6 $8 $12 $16 $2 $6 $16 $20 $9 $12 $18 $24 $2 $4 $25 $32 $14 $18 $28 $36 $3 $4 $39 $50 $21 $28 $42 $56 $3 $6 $60 $78 $32 $42 $64 $84 $4 $6 $92 $120 $47 $65 $94 $130 $2 $10 $139 $250 $71 $130 $142 $260 $3 $10 $210 $380 $106 $212 $2 $316 $159 $318 $2 $475

You of course can quit and take the loss at any time. This system does not make a lot of money unless you are lucky and your row continually comes up after just a few spins - which is quite possible. The chance of your row not coming up 20 straight times is the same as it is after just once - 2 to 1. However, I have never seen a row go more than 17 straight spins without winning.

This short look at five simple roulette systems is only a guide and cannot guarantee a person will win if he follows one or more of the systems. It is however, an account of my own personal way of betting at the roulette table and these systems have won consistently for myself.

Best wishes and good luck to you!

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