Search roulette tips online and literature about the game, you may well be surprised with the amount of content that is out there. Everyone seems to be searching for winning roulette strategies.
There's a useful library of roulette information out there- but as ever, on the Internet, there's a lot of rubbish too. If you can find the good stuff, however, it's only going to help your strategy and money management. The actual system you use is up to you, but the mere fact that you are thinking about what you are doing before you hit the tables is a good attitude to take, even if it is as simple as setting clearly defined stop loss and take profit levels, and sticking to the adage that you should never bet more than you can afford to lose.
The Quadrant Strategy: What is it and how does it Work?
A popular roulette betting strategy is the quadrant strategy, which involves betting on fixed sections of the wheel and green baize. This is not to be confused with the Three Quadrant Strategy, by the way, which is more of a hedging strategy.
The popularity of this system stems from theories of wheel bias- the theory that certain sectors of the wheel are hotter than others, due to slight imperfections in the wheel. This is not going to happen in a virtual roulette game, obviously, as a virtual roulette wheel is designed to be perfect. But theoretically, you might experience it in live roulette (try Betfair Live Roulette) or at a land-based casino.
To play it, simply split the wheel into four quadrants of nine numbers (you'll need a notepad). Check out our roulette layout page to help you. Choose a quadrant and place your bets, with individual number bets on the members of the quadrant. Back at least 5 or 6 numbers within a quadrant or go up to the maximum 9, as this maximises your table coverage and your odds of the ball dropping in. You can also supplement the bet with lower risk betting options such as odds and evens, black and red or one of the three numbered columns.
You can either bet on the same quadrant, or switch around- it makes no difference to the odds. Bear in mind that if there are imperfections in the wheel, they will be tiny. People who have succeeded in identifying hot zones in the past, have used technology to help them. And once the casinos found out about the flaw, they fixed the wheels pretty quickly!
The quadrant strategy, like any other roulette system, will not alter the odds you get at the table one iota. These are set by the physical design of the wheel and the payout rates of each of the bets. But if you are a player who likes to cover around 25% of the table, it's a handy way of putting some method in your play. Most online roulette tables these days will allow you to save a certain amount of customised betting layouts.