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Live Roulette Strategy: The Fibonacci Roulette System

  • Use the Fibonacci Sequence to make roulette profits
  • Stay consistently ahead and recoup losses quicker 
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The Fibonacci Roulette System

If you cast your mind back to the dim and distant days of senior school maths lessons, you may remember the Fibonacci Sequence:

It was one of the easier things to learn, and no-one generally knew what the point of it was – but for many avid roulette players, the sequence has come in handy as a stop-loss roulette system.

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It falls somewhere between other well-known systems like the Labouchere, D’Alembert and Martingale methods, by suggesting successively larger amounts to bet should you find yourself on a losing streak.

Don’t be put off by the fancy-sounding name: Leonardo Fibonacci introduced the sequence in his mathematical textbook Liber Abaci in 1202, though it’s widely-reputed that he in fact either pinched it from the Indians who though it up much earlier, or came up with it himself without knowing that someone else had beaten him to it.

Given how simple the sequence is, that would make sense, but there’s no point in quibbling about who came up with it first: You just need to know how it works, and it’s a piece of cake:

You start with 0 and then 1. After that, each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two. It therefore looks as follows:

1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144 etc

In Roulette, it’s primarily used to recoup losses. If you win, then great: Thank your lucky stars and enjoy the cash, however if you lose, working your way along the sequence for each successive loss should really help you get back to where you started. 

For example:

If you start with £100, bet £1 and lose, then you should bet another £1. 
Lose that, and you’re down to £98. Bet £2 and lose, and you’re down to £96. 
You now bet £3: Lose again and you’re down to £93.
You now bet £5: Lose once more and you’re down to £88.
You now bet £8, and finally win £16. Add this to your £80 and you’re up to £96: Not too bad for a losing streak. 

At this point you cross off the last two number that you used, and bet the one that’s left. The idea is that by moving one step forward for losses and two backwards for wins, you’ll hopefully cross out all the number to leave yourself with a net profit.

As with the Labouchere system, the numbers can be customised to suit you by doubling them all, tripling them etc. Alternatively you can skip numbers or start somewhere other than the beginning of the sequence – just try it with play money first and see how you get on.

However, the Fibonacci sequence can go on indefinitely - and there are plenty of other numbering systems for roulette that don’t vary massively from the first 3 or 4 numbers: Plenty of Labouchere sequences will start with 1,1,2 and 3 for example, so unless you’re going to be working your way some distance along the sequence, what’s the point of it?
The answer is that you may want to look at higher odds bets when using the Fibonacci, so you’ll then get some benefit out if it.

If you’re making higher-odds bets like row bets, you can expect to make 9 or so of them before you collect, at which point your Fibonacci-generated win will be valuable enough to make up for any losses you’ve incurred without risking you an undue amount of cash. 

You’re probably wondering what happens when you do make a win, and the answer is simple: You simply cross out the most recent numbers in the sequence – the last two amounts you bet – and carry on. Your aim is to cross out all the numbers, at which point you’ll have made enough wins to walk away in pocket and the sequence will have worked.

Obviously you could be unlucky enough to suffer a relentless string of losses and go bankrupt, though that’s always a possibility if you play roulette with any real intention of making a profit – and your bankroll certainly won’t depreciate as quickly as it would under a Martingale system, so it’s not the riskiest system around by any means.

Generally speak, the Fibonacci is regarded as an inexpensive way to get reasonably close to Square One if you’re suffering a losing streak, and therefore represents quite a good compromise if you’re looking to limit losses rather than reach a particular level of winnings. 

It’s also a great way to impress your friends and other players: As soon as you tell people you use this system you’ll gain instant credibility as anything vaguely mathematical tends to frighten most people – but like a lot of things in life that sound clever, it’s actually beautifully simple. Give it a try at bet365 Casino, where you'll find lots of European and French live roulette games to practice on.

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