Roulette Strategies: Explained

roulette strategies explained

Roulette is one of the most popular games in an online casino, and certainly the easiest to understand. It’s simply a case of predicting where a ball will land on a wheel and if you predict correctly, you win.

However, there are ways in which you can improve your chance over the long term and that’s by adopting a betting strategy. 

There are a large number of strategies that can help provide success on the roulette wheel and here at Betting Apps we’ve seen many down the years.

Below you’ll find some of the more commonly used by punters all over the planet, alongside how they work…

Roulette strategies guide


These are descriptions of the various strategies available and are not guaranteed to make a profit. Never bet more than you can afford to lose if you are going to follow a system start with small stakes or trade on paper.

Martingale System

The Martingale system is one commonly used in online casino across a range of games. It perhaps works best with roulette, however, and simply involves increasing your stake after a losing bet in order to make up for previous losses.

Ultimately, you double your stake after a losing bet, and continue to do so until you win. For example, if you were to place £1 on Red and it lost, your next bet would then be £2. If you were to lose again, your stake would then be £4 and so on.

Therefore when you do win, you will reclaim the initial stakes you had previously lost.

Naturally, this can end up a costly strategy if you go on a losing streak.

Reverse Martingale System

The Reverse Martingale is essentially the complete opposite and works by increasing your stake when you win and lower them after losses. This aims to capitalise on winning streaks and cut your losses when you begin to lose.

The D’Alembert Roulette Strategy

This is a similar strategy to the Martingale system, but rather than doubling your stake after a loss, you simply increase it by one chip after a loss and decrease by one after a win.

So if you were to place a £2 bet on Black and it lost, your stake would then jump to £3. If you were to lose again you would then bet £4. If you were to win after that, you would drop your stake to £3.

This is designed to recoup losses on wins and then preserve profits for those hands following a win.

The Fibonacci Roulette Strategy

The Fibonacci system is an incredibly old strategy and is essentially a betting pattern used by many people around the world. 

It works by every stake after your first two bets being the sum of the two bets preceding it. So, if you were to place two £1 bets, your next bet would be for £2, then the next would be £3 and the one following £4.

If you lose, increase your bet by following the sequence to recoup losses, and if you win go backwards in the sequence and preserve profits. So if you were to use the example above and bet £4 and won, your next bet would then be £2.