The 3 Quadrant Strategy is similar in some ways to the Two Column System, in that it is a hedging strategy where you try and cover a decent area of the table to reduce your risk on individual spins. Another similar system is the 6 Line Quattro Strategy.
Bear in mind, however, that there is a trade off here. Your pay-off is going to be lower.
In the 2 Column System, we cover 2 out of 3 of the columns or dozens (we like to flip between the two for no other reason than to mix it up a bit). That covers you just under 2/3 of the table (remember the zero pocket).
Now this is all good, and gets you pretty decent table coverage. You can even apply a bit of a negative progression after any losses, but be careful as it´s expensive! We don´t advise ramping your bets up too much, as you will need to triple them after a loss to claw losses back. Any more than twice is not advisable, and start with a low amount so that you are not betting crazy amounts.
Now in the Quadrant System, you take this table coverage idea one step further and play quadrants of numbers (blocks of nine). Now we have to just warn you at this point, that this can get a bit fiddly, as the betting layout on a roulette table is neatly split into halves (the even money bets like red/black etc) and thirds (column bets, dozen bets), but it´s not so straightforward to bet on a quarter of the numbers (excluding zero).
You can, of course, bet on 9 individual numbers, and this will get you a quarter table coverage, but this gets fiddly and it´s not very quick. The whole idea of the 3 quadrant system is to cover just under 3/4 of the wheel- so 3x9 = 27 numbers. If you play a decent roulette game like Net Ent French Roulette, you´ll be able to save betting profiles. Use this to build up 4,5 or 6 combinations of bets that cover 3 quadrants. Roulette Pro also allows you to build up custom roulette bets.
Here are some ideas of how you can achieve this relatively easily:
9 street bets of 1 unit each (you choose your unit, let´s say for example that your unit is £10- your total bet will be £90. If you win, the street bet will pay out 11:1, so you will win £110 plus you´ll get one £10 bet back. Your profit will be £30.
You could also make an even money bet (say on numbers 1-18, the low half), then cover 3 streets in the high numbers. With your unit of £10 per street, you would also bet £60 on the red (since that is equivalent to 6 streets). Again, if one of the streets win, you get £110 plus one £10 back- a profit of £30. If the low number bet comes in, you would win £60, plus you get your £60 bet back- again a profit of £30.
You could also place 4 six-line bets and one street bet to make the same coverage. Hopefully, you are getting our drift by now- the aim is to cover 27 numbers as efficiently as possible (if you want to customise the quadrants with individual bets you can, just use the custom bets so that you can save the layout and make your re-bets quickly).
Now, the more table you cover, the more expensive it gets as you are losing money over a wider area. If the ball lands in your home turf- all well and good, but you will be spending £90 to make £30. That´s the trade off you have to make to cover more of the table. And if the ball drops out of your zone, then you will be losing proportionally more money than you would if you were just covering half the table on an even money red or black bet, for example.
If you lose, you can try and cover your losses on a "Quadruple Martingale". It sounds scary and it is! Instead of doubling your bet after a loss, as you would in the Martingale where you generally cover 50% of the table (again we are forgetting about the zero pocket for a moment), you need to quadruple your bets to claw back into profit on the next round.
So when we say high table coverage, you can see that this system is not exactly low risk. We would advise you to only go one round of bet increases, if at all unless you start with a very low bet.
The key to this system, is to play it fast. You really want to be hitting a good run of wins with your table coverage and then leaving the table when your luck turns, otherwise any profit you have made will be eaten up very quickly indeed by the huge factor 4 Martingale progression. Play this system with caution!
If you can string together a good run of wins, then that´s all good. If you find yourself bogged down early on with bad luck, pull the plug on this fast and take your losses like a man (or woman).
There´s a balance to be had with these kinds of hedging strategies. Playing the Martingale on the even money bets is at one end of the scale where you are covering less than half of the table, but your payback on individual wins is higher in percentage terms versus your investment (your return on bet or ROB). As we head to the 2 column strategy, your table coverage increase, but your ROB decreases and you have to triple your bets after a loss to claw back into profit.
In the Quadrant Strategy, you go one step further. You cover more table, but you pay for it with your ROB and the fact that you now have to ramp up your bets an expensive 4 times to claw back into profit.
Always worth a test, but try it out on our roulette free play games first, or start low if you are betting for real. On balance, we prefer to play the 2 column system as it gives a good balance of table coverage and it is much easier and quicker to place your bets, given that the table is naturally split into dozens and columns.