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Roulette strategies: let’s discover the most successful ones and how they work

Most people know the famous scene in the James Bond movies when Bond parks his Aston Martin and walks into the Casinos of Monte Carlo in a meticulously tailored tuxedo with a stunning lady on his arm. In that same scene roulette tables are busy with people betting and the sound of the roulette wheel echoes through the casino.

What you don’t see in this scene is that the most successful roulette strategies don’t come from Hollywood, but from following certain rules without letting emotions take over the plan. Composure and control over the emotions and the dopamine rush is what will lead to winning.

Roulette strategies have been studied, mimicked and retaught to players eager to know how to win at the table. Without the proper information or ad-hoc roulette tips, players risk to make mistakes that will end up being costly. Nevertheless, free online sources are abundant. There are many strategies  that can be used to, with a bit of luck as well, increase the chances of closing the day with some more money in your account.

In this article we will analyze some of the most famous ones.

Most Successful Roulette strategies

Let’s see below the most known and most successful roulette strategies that can be adopted while betting or as some would say "how to win at roulette".

Roulette strategies: Martingale

Martingale is definitely one of the most widely known and most successful roulette strategies (for some it is the best roulette strategy), and it is very simple to apply. It can be used only for outside bets, those that provide almost 50% chance of winning, and excluding the 0. First it is necessary to establish on what you want to bet.

At this point there are two options, that the predicted color comes out or not. Should it not come out, you will have to double your bet. But, if you guessed right, you have to continue with a single unit but on the opposite bet. You may have to meet some special conditions, such as if the 0 comes up.

Reverse Martingale

This roulette strategies is based on a different principle from the previous one, the so-called color sequence. Essentially, if you lose, you don't always bet on the same color, but instead you behave the opposite way.

For instance, if you bet on Black and you lose, you will now have to bet on Red, basically the color that just came out. This is also why this roulette strategy is called Reverse (or Anti) Martingale.

D’Alembert Roulette Strategies

One of the most successful roulette strategies, especially because it can be easily adapted and is very simple to use, is the D'Alembert strategy. To start applying it, first you need to decide on which type of bet to place among the secondary bets and which provide almost 50% odds.

Contrary to other roulette strategies, however, this one does not begin with a one-unit bet, but rather a four-unit bet. This means that if your betting unit is one dollar, then you will have to bet four dollars at the beginning. The reason for this is that if you win you will have to subtract one unit from your initial bet (so 3), if you lose you will have to add it instead (so 5 units), and this is after each spin.

Paroli’s strategy

The Paroli roulette strategy works in the opposite way as the Martingale. This strategy is applicable to side bets in both, the online and traditional versions of roulette. To understand how it works let's always assume that we are betting on Black.

We bet our usual amount and wait for the ball to stop. If the outcome is correct you will have to double the bet on the opposite prediction, in this case Red. If instead it is wrong, you will have to continue with the initial bet, and always one unit as the value of the bet. That is why this is different from the previous roulette strategies.

Fibonacci Sequence

Have you ever heard of the Fibonacci sequence? It consists of a numerical series in which a number is the sum of the two previous numbers. This strategy is based on the first ten numbers of this series, namely 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and 55. The method applies only to binary sums: Odd and Even, Red and Black, and so on.

You cannot change your bet based on a win or loss. The only thing you have to do is to bet one unit on the first bet, one more on the second bet, 2 units on the third bet and so on according to the Fibonacci series.

Labouchère's roulette system

The Labouchere system if followed, and with also a bit of luck, can lead to important winnings. It provides a complex betting strategy which changes on the basis of whether you win or lose. For this roulette strategy you need to have a big budget available as bets go up fast.

Between the other roulette strategies we can also find the Parlay

It has been applied for years in other types of casino games, such as blackjack. The purpose of the Parlay method is to limit losses as much as possible, and to only bet the money you are winning each turn.

Means that if you bet ten units and win a binary bet, for example Red and Black, you will make 10 units profit. And that's exactly what you're going to bet, and every time you win you're only going to bet only the profit money. This is one of the most used roulette strategies, especially by players who are afraid of losing money.

3Q Strategy

This strategy is called 3Q, and it involves placing three bets on as many vertices, and then three squares and twelve numbers in total.

Unlike other roulette strategies, this method does not apply to secondary bets, but rather to numbers. Specifically on the fact of playing at the same time on four numbers by applying a chip to vertices that connect four numbers (i.e. 10, 11, 13 and 14).

Want to know more about roulette strategies?

If you like to learn more about different roulette strategies, or dig deeper into the most successful roulette strategies, read this Italian article explaining the best roulette strategies.


There are many successful roulette strategies that, if applied in the correct way, can help you maximize the chances of winning and reducing the losses and it is also worth mentioning casino bonuses can be obtained if playing roulette online so it is definitely worth checking out. But we always suggest you play responsibly, by giving yourself a budget and not exceeding your bets.

Furthermore, we also want you to know that to be able to use these roulette strategies you need to know them. That is why we suggest you study before betting and applying them, you have to know them well if you don’t want to exponentially maximize your losses.