There are certain casino classics like blackjack, baccarat and poker that everyone has in mind when they picture what’s going on in a casino. But probably the most iconic game for a casino has to be roulette.

Indeed the inventors of the modern game of roulette were actually responsible for the first casino being set up in Monte Carlo. Francois and Louis Blanc requested permission from Prince Charles III to build a casino so that they could introduce their ball and wheel game to the world, which was in fact a reincarnation of other ball and wheel games that had been played since ancient times.

Of course, you don’t need to go to Monte Carlo to play roulette today, the game is found in casinos all over the world and now in living rooms everywhere as people sit and play at online casinos like www.ufabet that offer tons of free stuff and bonuses.

Part of the appeal of roulette is that it’s a really simple game to play, at least at one level. You can make straightforward bets on where you think the ball will land. Will it be on a number that is odd or even, black or red? You can choose the single number you think the ball will land on or a range of numbers. You also have the option of spreading your bets across the roulette table so that any losses are balanced out by other, safer bets. The more bets you place, the more complicated it becomes, so it’s best to start off with the easy bets for a while.

As there are so many even-money bets you can place in roulette, many players have followed different roulette systems to try and beat the game. We describe a few of the systems below, but the best advice is to accept and understand that no system will enable you to beat the game. Past results of the spin of a roulette wheel do not affect future spins, so no system will be guaranteed to work. You can check out the 32 red online roulette system on its website – their advice is always to bet on 32 Red! Of course, this is a joke as there isn’t really a system that exists to beat the game.

However, here are a couple of the most favoured systems, so that you know what they’re all about.

In this betting strategy the player doubles their bet following a loss, in the hope that one win will recover all previous losses, while winning a profit equal to the original bet. As future results are not affected by past spins of the wheel, the only place that the Martingale system will lead to is a large financial loss.

This is similar to the Martingale, but won’t lead to such catastrophic losses as the player doesn’t double-up his bet with each loss. Instead the Labouchère system uses a number series to decide the amount he bets after a win or loss. An example would be to add the numbers at the front and end of the line to decide the bet size. After a win, he crosses the numbers out and works on the smaller line. After a loss, he adds the last bet to the end of the line and works on the longer line. The system is designed so that after a player has won more than a third of his bets he will win. Bets grow quickly even when the player has a few wins because the average bet size in the line increases with losses.

As you can see, betting strategies aren’t straightforward, and as they’ve been proven not to be effective, they’re probably best avoided! It’s more fun to play a few different bets according to how lucky you feel and to know when to quit. Set yourself a spend limit before you start to play, and when you’ve reached it, stop playing!


Claire Bennett is a self-taught poker player and is looking for different ways through which she can share her experience and poker tips with other enthusiasts.