This is a question we are often asked: "What is the Best Roulette System"?
It's a fair enough question, and it's not surprising that so many people ask it. I mean, who wouldn't want to know how to maximise your odds on the roulette table. As usual, with these kinds of open ended questions, we are going to have to reply with the dreaded "well, it depends". If you could have predicted the time the ball landed in roulette 7 six times in a row in Caesar´s Casino in Vegas, you´d be a billionaire by now.
But let's just go back a few steps for a second. Is there anything such as a good roulette system, let alone a best roulette system? The odds are stacked in favour of the house, right? Over the long term you can't win at roulette, right?
Well, yes and no. Yes, the odds are stacked in favour of the casino. They make the rules, and the rules are that the casino has an edge over the player. Some players have actually turned that situation on its head by spotting biased roulette wheels that have a player edge if you know where the skew is. So we can say that the odds aren't always stacked in the house's favour, it's just that spotting wheel bias becomes more difficult over time as the casinos learn from their mistakes and shut these loop-holes down.
Are roulette systems worth playing? Well, we'd say that anything that encourages you to have a plan before you get to the table, is a good thing, but you need to treat each and every system with a heavy dose of cynicism, particularly if the person who invented the system is asking you to pay for the system. But the basic idea of setting a budget and having fixed profit and stop loss limits beyond which you do not play- that is a good thing.
The best roulette system for you will depend on your budget, your attitude to risk and what you want to get out of your time at the table. Think all of these things through before you start playing and get them straight in your head. The best basic roulette system is to have a plan and to stick to the plan. it is always better to play roulette with your head rather than your gut.
For example, are you a risk taker with deep pockets. Then you might want to test out some of the Martingale systems, like the Standard Martingale and the Super Martingale. Just be careful and read our notes in the roulette strategy section. These are very aggressive systems.
If you are less of a risk taker, there are other systems that tone things down a bit, like the Fibonacci roulette system, for example. The betting profile is not as steep as the Martingale family of systems.
If you are more risk averse, you can try other systems that try and build out a session where you bet with your winnings (ie the casino's money). We are thinking of some of the "anti" systems like the Reverse Martingale or the Reverse Labouchere. You will need to judge when to pull out of the betting on these systems, otherwise you will end up wiping out all your profits on the last bet. So there is some intuition needed here, it's not a straight "follow the system to the letter".
The best thing to do, is to test some of the systems we have on the site, and keep your bets low and your risk down. Never pay for a system. And always play European Roulette over American Roulette is you are able to.