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Online roulette strategies: do they really work?

Learning how to play roulette is incredibly simple, which is why this is one of the most popular online casino games ever. All you need to do in order to play is choose a number or a combination of numbers, choose the size of your bet, and you’re ready to spin the wheel of luck. 

However, most people do not like simply relying on luck when they play online roulette. Instead, they try to learn and master different popular roulette strategies in hopes that these will increase their chances of winning. 

What are these strategies and do they really work? These are the questions that we often see online, posed by both roulette noobs and seasoned players. We’ll answer them below, so stay with us for a while longer.

The Martingale Roulette Strategy

The Martingale roulette strategy is one of the most popular ones out there. If you are a roulette player, chances are that you have already heard about it or seen someone use it. 

The idea of this strategy is to start with the smallest bet and double your bet each time you lose. The goal is to recover all of your previous losses and profit when you eventually win. 

However, it is essential to only place a small bet on red or black; odd or even; or 1-18 or 19-36. Whatever happens, don’t change your bet. Keep wagering on one of these options, because eventually it should go through. That’s the idea, at least. 

This strategy can also be used for other casino games, for example when you play free slots online in the House of Fun.

This strategy might work, but the problem is that you need a lot of funds in order to make it work. If you do not have enough money to keep doubling your bet, you will soon run out of funds and end up with a negative account balance.

Paroli System

The Paroli System is another simple and popular roulette strategy. It is a positive betting system which is favorite with roulette beginners. 

Basically, players try to profit at a game where a player before them has already been making wins. The belief is that wins follow wins, which is sometimes true. 

This roulette strategy is basically the opposite of the Martingale system. Players will start with a low bet and double the bet every time they win. However, after a couple of wins, they will reset their back and go back to the beginning. 

For example, you might start with a $5 bet and win. Your next bet will be $10, and if you win you will double it to $20. When you win again, you go back to $5 and repeat again and again. 

Just like the Martingale system, the Paroli strategy can work if you are patient enough and have the funds to back up your poor luck.

D’Alembert Roulette System

If you do not want to take too many risks with the Martingale and Paroli systems, you can give D’Alembert Strategy a try. It is the safest one of the three. You increase your bets after a loss, but you do it at a much slower pace. Therefore, the chances that you will run out of money quickly are much lower. 

Just like the two previous ones, this is also an even-chance strategy. That means that you can use it on black/red, odd/even, or 1-18/19-36 bets. 

The goal with this strategy is to increase your bet by 1 when you win and decrease it by 1 when you lose. For example, you bet $5 and win, your next bet should be $6. Win again and your next bet is $7. If you lose the next bet, you should then wager $6. And so on. 

While this is not a safe strategy, it is much better suited for players who do not want to take high risks but still prefer roulette over other recreational casino games.

Fibonacci Roulette System

Finally, the Fibonacci roulette system is another progressive strategy which uses the Fibonacci mathematical theory to improve your chances at winning. Basically, you should increase your bet after each loss by following the Fibonacci sequence, which means that you start with 1 and add the two previous numbers together to get the next betting value. 

Here’s an example that you can follow: 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233, and so on. 

Obviously, this is a much safer system than martingale, but it is riskier than the D’Alembert system.

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