The Pivot Strategy actually involves you pivoting your strategy based on previous spins. This strategy cannot be used at an online casino, because every spin at a virtual Roulette wheel is completely random every single time. However, at a land-based casino, the dealer can get into a groove and spin the ball a very similar speed and within a very similar timeframe, so if you record where around the ball will land after a certain number of spins, you might have a better chance of hitting those big payout numbers.
In the Ascot Strategy, you decide on a unit value, and then set a number progression, the most common of which is 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 30. You then start by betting the number of units of the middle number, which, in the example progression would be 8 units. It is important to note that the unit value is whatever you decide best fits your budget. If you loses, you step forward in the sequence, and if you lose, you go backwards in the sequence. Based on this, the losses of your losing streaks will be minimized, and the winning potential of your winning streaks are maximized, though it doesn’t move too far forward so that it burns your whole bankroll if you lose.
The d’Alembert System is one of the easiest to utilize, and it is very similar to the Martingale. Rather than double your bet after every win, however, you simply increase your bet by a single unit increment every win. You do not set a limit of the sequence, you simply decrease your bet by one increment if you win, and increase it by one increment. Since there is no limit, it is absolutely crucial for player responsibility to be at its best, because you need to stop when you’ve garnered a satisfying amount of winnings, and walk away when you hit a losing streak.
Laboucher or Cancelation System
What’s really exciting about the Laboucher System is that you can lose twice as many times as you win and still profit! You set a three-number sequence and bet the unit value of the first and last number added together. If you lose the bet, you add an additional number to the number sequence and repeat the process. If you win the bet, you erase the first and last number and restart the process. It’s a very unique and exciting strategy.
Oscar’s Grind is easily one of the most conservative of betting systems. The progression starts at one and ends at four. Just like in some of the aforementioned strategies, you set a unit value, but here, rather than simply go up and down the progression, you keep exact track of your wins and losses. When you profit by one unit, you start back at the beginning of the progression, while otherwise increasing your bet by one unit if you win, and keeping it the same if you win. As long as you have a pen and paper or a good mind for simple math, it’s easy as can be.
The Paroli System
Like a Reverse Martingale, the Paroli System has you doubling your bet every time you win. However, like Oscar’s Grind, you limit that progression to a stopping point. You start by setting your unit value, and then you double it. If you set your limit to four, which is what we recommend, you would double every win until you get to that limit, and win or lose, you start back at the beginning.
In the Shotwell System, rather than betting on the 1 to 1 outside bets, you instead place bets on the inside betting area in order to cover a quarter of the wheel. You place one bet on the double street, which covers six numbers, and you place four individual bets on four specific numbers. If you’re feeling really innovative, you can even combine the Shotwell System with the Pivot System if you are at a land-based casino, but if you are at an online casino, the Shotwell System can be used, while the Pivot cannot.