Roulette Strategy

Roulette Strategy

Roulette is one of the most popular and live casino games played around the world, as well as here in our UK online casino. The aim of this article is to give you a few different strategies to try out if you choose to play Live Roulette at Bet UK.

Search online for the best Roulette strategy and you will find more than a dozen different recommendations. The question is, does any one strategy stand out as being measurably better than all the rest? The simple answer is no. While there have been endless articles written about the advantages of one betting strategy compared to all others, the one thing that maintains a level playing field across all Roulette strategies is the principle of luck.

Every Roulette strategy out there has its strengths and weaknesses. The good thing is that when you employ a particular strategy, you are thinking about what you are doing rather than randomly placing bets. Playing thoughtfully can often lead to a better outcome for you. Below are some of the most well-known Roulette strategies.

Roulette Strategies

Martingale System

The Martingale strategy is probably more suited to those with deep pockets, as for every loss you suffer you double the bet amount. For example, if you have £10 on the ball landing on any red number and it lands on a black number, you will then double the bet amount to £20 on red for the next spin.

The Martingale strategy can be applied to any aspect of Roulette that you want. If you’re the type of live casino player that only bets on your lucky number, this system can be applied but on a much smaller scale. A general rule of thumb would be that the bigger the potential winnings, the smaller the initial stake.

Reverse Martingale

This strategy is similar to the standard Martingale, in that it suggests starting with the smallest possible wager on an even bet, doubling your Roulette bets after every win. With each loss you revert to your starting bet to begin the cycle over again. This is generally considered a safer way to play Roulette compared to the regular Martingale.

Fibonacci Sequence

The Fibonacci sequence is a theory in which you start with one and add the two previous numbers together. For example, 1 + 1 = 2, 1 + 2 = 3 and so on. This will continue until you reach 610. So, how does this sequence introduce itself into Roulette? It’s all to do with the amount of units you bet with each spin. If you bet 1 unit on your first spin and lose, then you will bet 1 unit again on your next bet. If you lose that spin, you will then bet 2 units and so on, carrying on the sequence until you get a win. Now, this strategy is similar to the Martingale mentioned above, however it is a bit more conservative as the bets don’t increase as rapidly. As an example, imagine betting on the selection of numbers of 25-36:

  • Bet 1 unit and lose.
  • Bet 1 unit and lose (2 units lost in total).
  • Bet 2 units and lose (4 units lost in total).
  • Bet 3 units and lose (7 units lost in total).
  • Bet 5 units and lose (12 units lost in total).
  • Bet 8 units and win, awarding you 24 units.

After five losses and the original stake, a 4 unit profit has still been made, although there’s no guarantee of how long it will take to find a winning scenario.

Paroli System

The strategies above are both about increasing the bet when you lose, however the Paroli system is about increasing the bet when you win. Have you ever had a winning streak but decided not to increase the bet level? Make the most of your winning streaks with the Paroli system and bet on a flurry of wins. This system is made for those who don’t want to have a potentially expensive session playing with the Martingale or Paroli systems; losing more money on each losing spin and waiting for a win. Instead, the Paroli system offers you a way to play in which wins are maximised and losses are minimised.

Outside bets are typically used, and the best strategy is to decide on how many upgrades to your standard bet you wish to make before you start betting. Essentially you leave your original bet and your winnings on the same prediction, and if you hit a streak then you can increase your original bet significantly.


The D’Alembert strategy was invented by a French gambler based on his understanding of genuine randomness. He might not be well-versed with online casino but he certainly knew his stuff. The system suggests starting with the smallest amount possible, then considering this base amount to be a single unit. Beginning with an even bet, you wager one unit. If you win the next spin, you keep your wager at one unit and spin again. If you lose that bet, you add a single unit. From the point of your first loss forward, you add one unit for every loss and subtract one unit for every win.

Oscar's Grind

This system relies on small, primarily outside bets with the goal of accumulating multiple small wins instead of hoping for a single big win. It dictates staying with a small wager as long as you continue to win, only doubling your wager after a loss. Regaining what was lost in subsequent spins would dictate returning to the lesser amount.

The main principle is that there are sequences of both several wins and several losses, and is also known as Hoyle’s Press and the Pluscoup Progression.

What Is The Best Roulette Strategy?

There is no “best” strategy, it’s really just up to you and how you want to play Roulette. If you’ve got a high budget then the Martingale system is probably the one for you. If you want to be a bit more strategic you can try the Fibonacci system and see if that brings you a sequence of winnings, or you can try to ride the wave of good fortune and play the Paroli way. The strategies above cover most playing styles and are used by many players at Roulette wheels across the world.

That said, there are plenty of other Roulette strategies not mentioned here. All of them have the same goal in common: limiting your losses while giving you an edge over the house. It is good to know a variety of strategies and to adopt one as your own, but remember that each strategy has its strengths and weaknesses.

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Hopefully you’ve picked up some new information regarding how to play Roulette online, and you may well have learned a new strategy you’ve never heard of, or gained a better understanding of one that you were already aware of. Remember that no Roulette strategy is entirely without risk, which is why so many exist, so make sure you remain within your live casino budget.

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