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December 15, 2008.
Review Of Roulette Strategy Systems From Martingale To D'Alembert.
Roulette is a classic game of chance and people have been trying to invent more and more strategies or systems to "beat
the wheel". The creation of roulette is attributed to French mathematician Blaise Pascal in the 17th Century. Its adaptation for
use in gambling dates from the mid-18th Century and Roulette has become one of the most popular casino games in the world.
The most commonly used roulette betting strategy is the Martingale or the Martingale Plus
strategy, but what of the others? Let's look at the other roulette strategies that are popular too.
The Labourchere System which is often also referred to as The Labby, The Split Martingale, or the Ian Fleming,
due to its occasional cameo appearance in a James Bond plot or two. Despite, its name, this system was actually devised by an
Englishman at around the turn of the century. To get started with the Labouchere Roulette System a player must
mark down a sequence of numbers; the player choose how many and which numbers. Let's get just for example the numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
The first wager that you make is of the value of the sum of the first and last numbers, in our example that figure would
be 7 because 1 + 6 = 7. If you win in that round, you mark off the numbers you used, and use the rest - 2, 3, 4, 5, and you
do the same thing again. If however you loose you don't mark anything off, but rather add the sum of the loosing bet to the
end, and again add the first and last numbers in your sequence to determine your further bet. You should continue in this way until
your numbers are all marked off and you can then start playing again. If you are playing at a low limit table, or just don't want
to burn too much, put a bunch of ones at the beginning of your sequence of numbers.
The next alternative roulette strategy or betting system is the use of Combination Bets, or betting on various points at the same time.
In fact to do this, you use the martingale system of doubling your wager on the same even bet until you win, but with
combination bets you don't just do it on one even bet, but rather on two or more bets. In this way, for example, you would be running
the martingale on both red and even at the same time. You have a 25% chance of winning both the bets in a single spin of the wheel,
and a 50% chance of winning one of the bets, thereby allowing you to break even. This is a great system, and provided you have
sufficient bankroll, you'll always win. Professional gablers combine 4 and more different kinds of bets.
Last but not least, the D'Alembert System was devised by a French Mathematician by the name of Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, and
works basically on the principle that what ever is now loosing will soon be winning. In practical terms this means that you
must adapt your bets to the outcome of the previous spin(s). If you win a spin you take away your bet from this sector or number(s),
and if you loose, you just increase your bet. For example, this can be played out on even bets, and assumes that if a bet has
just won it is less likely to win again. On the other hand statistical analysis
shows that the "wheel has no memory" and the player will loose on the long run.
Nevertheless, this is an excellent roulette strategy that is commonly used by players.
However in terms of actual mathematical sense, the system makes little (despite its creator's profession), because your
bankroll is limited.
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