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Regressive Roulette

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Many of the roulette systems that we come across, like the Martingale roulette system, and the Fibonacci system are progressive systems, where by you increase your bet from one bet to the next. At some point obviously, you will need to “reset” your progression and reduce your bet (in negative progression systems you increase your bet after a loss, for example. You then reset when you score a win- this is a way of trying to claw back any losses).

There are other systems called Regressive Systems that involve you reducing your bet level at certain points in your session, in order to bank profits. Many of these can be considered as money management techniques, but whatever you call them, they are worth considering.

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One of the more famous systems that use this methodology is the Up & Pull system that was described in the book “So You Wanna Be a Gambler! – Advanced Roulette” By John Patrick.

This system is played on the even money bets like red/black, even/odd etc. Like many of these systems, it seeks to capitalise on trends where you might experience several wins in a row, followed by several losses. It seeks to accelerate profits during winning streaks and minimise losses during runs of losses. It has some similarities to some of the positive progressions we feature here like the Reverse Martingale, for example.


Let’s say for the sake of example that you are betting £10 chips. You bet £10 and win- you get £10 plus your bet back, so you are £10 up. After a win, you look to bank some profit, so you “regress” down to £5, or even lower to the table minimum. Now this puts you in a good position, because if you win, you are then up £15 for the whole series. And even if you lose, you are still £5 up overall.

If you feel you are going through a good patch, you might want to increase your bet on the next bet to say £8. If you win that one, regress your bet again and bank some along the way.
So the theory is that you are chasing wins. if you lose, always head back to your original bet level. You shouldn’t be trying to claw back losses by increasing your bets after a loss. Rather, you need to be increasing your bets during a winning run, but at the same time “mixing it up” and banking profits along the way.

Here lies the key difference between this system and a pure positive progression like the Reverse Fibonacci, in which the bets get bigger and bigger after wins. That’s all great when you are winning all the time, but as soon as you lose, you are going to wipe all or most of your profit away. It’s better to try and bank some along the way.

Be strict on yourself when it comes to consecutive losses. If you get 3 in a row, quit and find another table.

The big advantage of this system, is that (unless you lose the very first bet), your first loss isn’t going to cost you anything as you are playing with your winnings. The downside is that you are not going to make as much profit on a winning streak as you would have down, as you are banking profits and regressing your bets down.