Roulette Strategy

There are some specific betting patterns or 'series' in roulette that have unique names. They are based on how certain numbers lie next to each other on the roulette wheel. Not all casino dealers will know how to offer these bets, but you can easily play using these strategies online. The European roulette tables at Bodog Casino offer the ability to place these bets automatically.

Voisins du Zero ("Neighbours of Zero")
This is a name for the numbers which lie between 22 and 25 on the wheel including 22 and 25 themselves. The series is 22,18,29,7,28,12,35,3,26,0,32,15,19,4,21,2,25 (on a single zero wheel).

Voisins du Zero is a nine chip bet (or multiples of nine). Two chips are placed on the 0,2,3 street; 1 on the 4/7 split; 1 on 12/15; 1 on 18/21; 1 on 19/22; 2 on 25/26/28/29 corner; and 1 on 32/35.

Tiers ("The third")
This is the name for the numbers which lie on the opposite side of the wheel between 27 and 33 including 27 and 33 themselves. The series is 27,13,36,11,30,8,23,10,5,24,16,33 (on a single zero European roulette wheel).

Tiers is a six chip bet (or multipes of six). 1 chip is placed on each of the following splits: 5/8; 10/11; 13/16; 23/24; 27/30; 33/36.

A variant known as "Tier 5,8,10,11" has an additional chip placed straight up on 5, 8, 10 and 11; and therefore is a 10-piece bet.

Orphelins ("Orphans")
These numbers make up the two slices of the wheel outside the Tiers and Voisins. They contain a total of eight numbers, the Orphans comprising 17,34,6 and the Orphelins being 1,20,14,31,9.

Orpelins is a 5 chip bet (or multiple of 5). 1 chip is placed straight-up on 1 and 1 chip on each of the splits: 6/9; 14/17; 17/20 and 31/34.

xx and the Neighbours
A number may be backed along with the 2 numbers on either side of it in a 5 piece bet. For example, "0 and the Neighbours" is a 5 piece bet with 1 piece straight-up on 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15. Neighbours bets are often put on in combinations, for example "1, 9, 14 and the neighbours" is a 15 piece bet covering 18, 22, 33, 16 with 1 piece; 9, 31, 20, 1 with 2 pieces and 14 with 3 pieces.

Roulette Betting strategies and tactics

The numerous even-money bets available in roulette have encouraged many players to attempt to beat the game by using one or more variations of a Martingale betting strategy, where the player doubles the bet after every loss, so that the first win would recover all previous losses, plus win a profit equal to the original bet. This betting strategy is fundamentally flawed in practice and the inevitable long-term consequence is a loss. Another strategy is the Fibonacci system, where bets are calculated according to the Fibonacci sequence. Regardless of the specific progression, no such strategy can statistically overcome the casino's advantage.

There are however a few fun betting strategies you can try, and with a little luck make a profit.

Betting multiple times
This type of bet is a combination of betting on red and the martingale system. The difference is that this bet also includes the odd numbers. You start off with a bet of 1 on each the red and the odd numbers (or you could bet on the black and even numbers). Each bet is treated separately. When one bet loses, it is doubled. When one bet wins, it gets set back to 1 piece. The reason that this technique keeps the player in the game for a long time is that there is almost a 25% chance of winning both the red and the odd bet and there is almost a 50% chance of breaking even (win one bet and lose the other). However this method will backfire if the player can't bet any longer dues to table limts.

Using the dozens bets
There are two versions to this system, single dozen bets and double dozen bets. In the single dozen bet version, players use a progressively incrementing stake list starting from the casino table minimum, to the table maximum. The aim here is to use a single dozen bet to win before the stake list ends. Many techniques are employed such as: betting on the same dozen to appear after two consecutive appearances, betting on the dozen that has appeared most in the last 15, 9, or 5 spins, betting on the dozen that, after a long absence of 7 or more spins, appears for the first time. The double dozen bet version uses two dozen bets and half the stake list size of the single dozen bet version. It's basically a variation of martingale using the dozens. Fun perhaps and something to devote your attention to, but you still need to get lucky to win.

1st & 3rd column + black strategy
One bet of 2 pieces on the 1st column and one bet of 2 pieces on the 3rd column covers most of the red numbers on the table. One bet of 2 pieces on the black will provide insurance for occurance of black. This betting system covers all numbers except for the 4 red numbers in the middle column and the zero. If the result is a red number in either the 1st or 3rd column, the player only breaks even. If the result is red in the middle column the player loses 6 pieces. If the result is black and in the middle column, the player loses 2 pieces. If the result is a black in the 1st or 3rd column, the player wins 4 pieces. Give it a try!