We tested the Pivot Roulette system at Betway:
Spend some time playing online roulette for free (in practice mode) before you start playing with real money, and note the winning number of each roulette spin on a spreadsheet until one number comes up again. This number is your “pivot number” and the number that you will place your first bet on.
Say you got the following result: : 8, 24, 32, 0, 8, 5, 13, 7, 5. The number 5 is the 1st number to come up twice and is your “pivot number”.
Keep this as your Pivot Number for the following 36 spins in a row unless it comes up again.
Then make a bet for the same amount on your pivot number for each spin until you either win or lose at the end of the 36th spin.
A win on a single number in roulette pays 35 to 1, so if your “pivot number” comes up at anytime you will be a winner, or break even if your pivot number comes up at the very last spin.
You obviously want your number to drop in as early as possible to maximise profit.
When you have a win, change pivot numbers start again.
What’s the theory? The Pivot Number theory is that numbers on a roulette wheel tend to repeat. You will rarely see all 36 numbers appear in 36 spins. (The theory of uneven distribution). Over say 36,000 spins, you’ll more than likely see 36 numbers come up very close to 1000 times, but over 36 spins, you’ll get repeats. The name of the game is to pick the repeat numbers. But the flaw with this system, and other systems that rely on historical results (another is roulette orphans), is that the wheel has no memory. Every spin, you reboot the computer, in effect.
The downside of the system? Well, potentially you are in for a white knuckle ride if your number doesn’t come up and it takes guts to keep sticking to the same number. Unless you keep your bet low, (make sure you bet the same amount for each spin of each pivot number session), you may be in for a big outlay if you run over 30 spins in succession without a win. Also, remember that you are still trying to predict a random outcome (which numbers repeat).
As with ALL systems, it is really only good for making sure that you play methodically. it is not going to change the overall house edge. The house always wins over the long term. Players can win in short bursts, so remember to set your betting limits to what you can afford and have a stop loss and a stop win limit. If you hit your win target, LEAVE THE TABLE!!