# Professional Roulette Strategies

There are many roulette players around the world who have made it their personal mission to be among the best roulette players building up a career within the game. Although it may take some time until a player progresses from a beginner to professional level, there various forms of roulette strategies that aid players in achieving their goal. That goal is to be able to beat the house edge and win large sums of money. Most roulette strategies involve the use of mathematical calculations in order to reach the odds they desire.

Many roulette strategies are used depending on the level and experience a player has in playing roulette. However there are particular strategies that may only be used by players who already have a vast amount of knowledge of the game and previous strategies. Among some of the strategies being used by professionals is the Hollandish strategy. This strategy cannot be used by beginners as it tends to be slightly overwhelming at first glance. But in this section we shall be providing players with as much information as possible on such strategies to enable them to practice and make use of on real casino tables (whether in casino roulette or online casino roulette). The Hollandish strategy is a negative progression system whereby players would need to increase their bets with every loss. Another progressive strategy which may also deserve a mention is the Martingale strategy. The Hollandish sequence of bets is as follows: Assuming that the player is using a bet of one unit then the sequence will be odd numbers 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 and so on and so forth. If the player is making use of a bet of two units then this sequence is doubled as 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 and so on and so forth. Although the Martingale strategy is also a progressive strategy, the Hollandish strategy does not work through the progressions as one would do in the Martingale. Instead, players would need to have placed three bets at each progression stage and whenever there is a win it is a plus in the sequence and a minus if there is a loss. In order to describe the Hollandish strategy, it is best to take up an example. Firstly a player would need to pick to place a bet where the odds are one to one. Such bets include a red and black bet, odd and even bet, a low and high bet. Then the player will place an amount on any of these betting types equalling three times the amount of the first number of the sequence. Let’s say that the player has selected to place a bet on black. The player would place a bet of one unit (this first number of the sequence) three consecutive times. Should the player win with the first two or three bets then these are taken as wins and the following bet will start over from the beginning of the sequence at 1. On the other hand, if a player were to win only one of those bets or none at all, then these will be classified as a loss and the next bets would be at the amount of 3 units (the next number in the sequence) also at three consecutive times. The strategy will continue depending on whether the player makes a loss or a win. If the player were to win yet again after the 3 units have been placed, then the following bet will restart the sequence from the beginning at 1 unit per bet in three spells. For professional players, the stakes can be quite high should they wish to wager larger amounts – but always sticking to the wagering limits of the roulette table. It is always important to note that should there be a large number of losses, there is a chance that the consecutive bets may begin to get large, but it can also cause large winnings should players manage to stick to this strategy for as long as possible.

Another form of strategy being used by many professional players is being able to cover the roulette layout table with as many bets as possible while still keeping within the betting limits of the table. One such strategy is the Five Quad Strategy. This form of strategy entails players to place bets on five corners of the layout plus a single straight up bet. Through the use of such a strategy, players will be covering twenty one of the thirty six numbers on the layout. A corner bet is a bet being placed on the dividing line boxing four numbers together while a straight up is a bet on a single number. In order for this strategy to work players would need to select a straight up bet on a number which is not included in the corner bets. A corner bet can be placed on the numbers 5 6 8 9, 10 11 13 14, 17 18 20 21, 25 26 28 29, or 32 33 35 36 and a straight bet can be placed on any of the remaining numbers which is not covered by the corner bet. This will allow players to take advantage of as much coverage of the layout as possible. Should the winning number be revealed within the corner bet, the player will receive a payout ratio of 8 to 1, while if the winning number happens to be the straight bet placed, then the player will receive a payout of 35 to 1.

Other strategies which many professionals may use include the Parlay strategy, the James Bond strategy and many others at a higher level. Although most of these professional started off as beginners, they pertained the strategies they were originally making use of while adapting them to more professional strategic positions within the roulette layout. However in order to make such strategies successful it is important that players restrict their bets within the limits of the table and cover as much of the layout as possible with higher odd bets.