# Betting Strategies for Roulette

Roulette is a game with a negative expectation. The house has a 5.26 edge on the American double zero wheel, and there is no betting technique or system that can reverse this. Don’t squander your money if you see an advertisement for a method that claims to be able to beat the game of Roulette. These statements are untrue. Some of history’s finest brains have attempted to design a technique to beat the game over the years.

Albert Einstein investigated the topic of how to win at roulette. He determined that it could not be done after spending time on the matter, adding, “The only way to beat Roulette is to steal the money when the dealer isn’t looking.” In some ways, he was right. His point was that there is no way to overcome the house edge by using a mathematical configuration of bets.

## Patterns of Roulette Betting

Although there is no way to win in Roulette, many players prefer to follow a set betting pattern when they play. They like to make bets that cover numerous numbers as well as a straight wager on a single number rather than scattering chips all over the table in the hopes of grinding out modest wins while playing longer. For playing the inside numbers in Roulette, there are two prominent betting techniques. If you’re not familiar with inside bets, take a look at this Roulette tutorial.

## Strategy for the Double Street Quad

You will bet on two double streets, a quad or corner bet, and one straight up number with this method. You’ll cover 17 numbers on the layout with this betting pattern, and there won’t be more than five adjacent slots on the wheel that aren’t covered.

Six chips will be wagered per spin. Two chips will be placed on each of the double streets, and one chip will be placed on the corner bet and straight number. To play straight up, choose your preferred number. Here are the numbers I utilise when I play the number five.

To cover the double street, two chips are needed: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
To cover the double street, two chips are needed: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33.
To cover the corner, one chip: 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22
On the number 5, one chip is placed. (You can choose whatever number you like, as long as it isn’t covered by one of your previous bets.)

## The Reward

The double street pays off at a 5 to 1 ratio. You have two chips on it, therefore if the ball lands on one of the numbers covered by your double street wager, you will win ten chips. You will make a six-chip profit. (You will be penalised four chips.) Two from your other double street, as well as one each from your quad and straight up bets.)

The Corner/Quad bet pays off at an odds of 8 to 1. You will make a three-chip profit if the ball lands on one of these four numbers. (On the double street bets, you’ll lose four chips; on the straight number, you’ll lose one chip.)

The straight up number pays 35 to 1 on the straight up bet. If the ball lands on your number, you will receive a 30 chip profit. (On the double street bets, you’ll lose four chips and on the corner bet, you’ll lose one chip.)

## Strategy of the Five Quadrants

You’ll place five quad/corner bets and a single straight up number with this method. You are covering 21 numbers on the layout with this betting pattern. You will only cover 20 numbers if you choose a straight up number that is included in one of your corner bets. You will place a single chip on each of the corner bets listed below:
5, 6, 8, 9 10, 11, 13, 14 17, 18, 20, 21 25, 26, 28, 29 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 50
Place a bet on your preferred straight number with one chip.

The quad bet pays 8 to 1, which means that if the ball lands on one of the numbers in either of your quad bets, you will win three chips. You win eight of your other quad bets and one of your straight up bets, while you lose four of your other quad bets and one of your straight up bets.
The straight up number pays 35 to 1 on the straight up bet. If the ball lands on your number, you will receive a 30 chip profit. (The five corner bet will cost you five chips.)

## Final Suggestions

Both of these tactics are intended to help you spend more time at the table. You will not get wealthy because you will only make little sums on each victorious spin. If you wish to increase your chances of winning, you can add one chip to the winning bet in the hopes of getting repeating digits. You can even change the specific numbers you use for the corner or double street bets. Experiment with different betting patterns on your own. You won’t get rich, but you’ll have a good time. One last piece of advice is to always try to play at a full table. This will slow down the game and lower the amount of time your money is at danger while simultaneously raising your comp time.

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