Here is another system that we are including here thanks to a poster at our online roulette forum (so thanks for that Ted! There are no flies on you at the roulette table.)
This is another variation on the Martingale called Martingale Splits. You play it on the even bets (red-black, even-odd, low-hi etc). Essentially, your betting profile follows that of a Martingale (you double each bet if you lose to cover your bets) but instead of putting all of the money down on one bet, you split the bets across the different types of even money bets.
Let’s look at the example Ted gave:
He starts off with a bet of 1 so his progression is 1,2,4,8,16,32 (you can start off on any number, just multlply that number with the numbers in the sequence above to get your new progression.)
The with a bankroll of around a hundred squidlies you begin. Lets run through an example
Start off with a ton ie 100 quid. Then make bets of a quid a go.
Start off on red- 1 unit.
if you lose bet 2 units on red as you would normally on the Martingale.
If you lose again (here’s where things are different from the normal Martingale) you bet a total of 4 (as you would normally), but 2 on red and 2 on evens.
If you win on red but lose on evens, next bet is exactly the same…2 on red and 2 on evens.
If you win on both that’s the end of your sequence- pass go, collect your money and start again
if they both lose then you have to bet 8, but split it again. Bet 4 on red, 2 on evens and 2 on 1-18 low numbers.
I quite like this strategy as you keep the Martingale under control unless you are really unlucky and the bets don’t ramp up as scarily as the standard Martingale which generally gives me a heart attack. And when your numbers come in you can reset the progression and head back to low bets again.
But of course it runs into the same problems as its Martingale cousin- namely the pesky zero pocket (unless you are playing zero roulette of course) and the table limits which constrain your ability to cover your losses on the next round by doubling up.