Let’s talk today about another method that my wife loves playing (yes… she’s a roulette freak too!). You’ll probably either love it… or hate it, depending on whether you’re winning or losing.
It’s simple and easy to learn and can be a consistent winner, but it does require a session bankroll of around $200 or more, depending on the minimum chip value of the table you play.
I’ll present it here as I learnt it, then I’ll elaborate and tell you how I adapted it to be a more consistent winner.
As you know (or should!) the roulette table layout bears no resemblance to the layout of the wheel. It’s the roulette wheel layout we are interested in for this method.
For this method, we choose 4 numbers on the wheel that are side by side. Numbers 13,14,15,16 might be together on the table, but they certainly aren’t on the wheel! It’s amazing how many times you hear the comment; “Just missed by one!” from someone who has their chips on 16 when 17 comes up!
Referring again to the wheel layout, let’s pick 4 numbers. It doesn’t matter which 4 you choose, so for the purpose of this exercise, let’s choose 14, 31, 9, 22. Of course, as always, we are working with the European (single zero) wheel. ALWAYS seek out the single zero wheel.
The staking sequence goes like this:-
1 Chip on each for 6 spins
2 Chips on each for 5 spins
3 Chips on each for 4 spins
4 Chips on each for 3 spins
5 Chips on each for 2 spins
TOTAL – 20 Games – 200 Chips
To illustrate, I’ve downloaded an online casino software package and fired up their ‘Play for Fun’ European Wheel. Always play the European wheel. I’ve put 1 chip on 14,31,9,22. I’m using $10 chips. (Easy when it’s Play Money!) Six spins with 1 chip on each.
First spin number 16 – a loss
Second spin number 1 – a loss
Third spin number 32 – a loss
Fourth spin number 31 – a win
$160 out – $360 back – Won $200
Now I can tell you bluntly, that it doesn’t always go that easy. The guy I learnt this method from, recommends that when you have a win, that you double the amount of chips for another spin, hoping of course, for a repeat or a spin in the neighbourhood. Then, if that won, to double up once more! But if the first double-up didn’t win, revert back to the original one chip for 6 spins, re-starting the whole sequence.
I don’t know about you, but that’s just a little too deadly for my blood. Anyone that knows me, knows I prefer to take little drinks from the well… regularly. So I would have stopped with the $200 win and restarted… with different numbers. That’s how I play… conservatively. Maybe that’s why I’ve been successful for the past 25 years or so!
Now what my wife actually does, is watch several spins to get a ‘feel for the wheel’. With experience, you can pick up on what the dealer is doing. She will look for a repeating spin in a certain area and then choose 4 numbers in that area. Hit – win – rinse and repeat.
Alternatively, you can ‘cover’ a larger area of the wheel, by leaving one number out. For example, bet 14, 31, leave 9 out and bet 22, 18.
Another alternative I’ve seen is bet every second number… like 14, 9, 18, 7. That leaves a few gaps though.
As always, never bet with real money until you have practised and practised. Then never bet with money you can’t afford to lose.