There are more betting systems for roulette than any other game. This likely has to do with the leisurely spinning and the ability to analyse past results.

Some players swear by a roulette betting strategy and others say they are a waste of time. One thing’s for certain, the debate has existed since its early days.

The greatest minds, including Albert Einstein, spent years trying to beat roulette. He was quoted as saying, “The only way to beat roulette is to steal the money when the dealer’s not looking.” In some ways, Einstein was right – the house edge cannot be reduced, but what if there was a system that could be used to make smarter judgement calls and overall bets?

1. Bet on Red and Black

It’s exactly as it sounds. In this strategy, you’ll make a bet on high, low, even, odd, red, or black. No other bets are to be made. The odds are 50/50 which means you will win, and you will lose. Whether or not it works in your favour will depend entirely on your luck.

2. Martingale

The focus here will be to increase your bets after a loss until you win. The Martingale is most commonly used on red or black bets but can be used on all bets if you are using the proper progression.

3. Reverse Martingale

Also known as the Paroli, this system requires players to increase bets after a win. The goal is to ride a winning streak and keep losses at a minimum.

4. Fibonacci

An interesting strategy that uses a slowed rate of progression in which you’ll try to win back your losses over multiple winning spins rather than one spin that includes a larger wager.

The Fibonacci is considerably risky because there is a chance of going on an extended losing run which could lead to significant losses.

5. D’Alembert

Based on even chance bets, it’s a safe system and ideal for beginners. As long as you have an equal number of wins and losses, you will likely come out ahead. When it comes to roulette strategies, this is our favourite one.

6. Reverse D’Alembert

It’s completely the opposite of the D’Alembert strategy but to be successful you will obviously need to win more than you lose.

7. Oscars Grind

Based on red and black colours, this system involves four betting cycles with the aim to turn a profit of one unit for every cycle. After every win, bets are increased.

When there is a loss, the bet remains the same. This is another strategy heavily used by roulette players and can be surprisingly effective.

8. James Bond Roulette System

In the written novels about James Bond, this system is mentioned. It covers two thirds of the table and the zero. Not every player will be able to use this system because you will need at least $200 to gamble with, of which $140 will be used on numbers 19-36, $50 on six numbers between 13 and 18, and $10 on 0.