Roulette Betting Systems

Roulette Betting Systems

If you take a sample of Canadian online roulette players, you will see a huge range of demographics both in terms of the type of people and their gameplay. However players will generally have one thing in common, that being when they visit one of Canada's roulette sites they prefer to win.

Various betting systems

Some people will predominantly play online roulette for fun, often betting on single numbers for the chance of that big one-time pay-off, while others will approach the game with a firm system. They may have developed it themselves, picked it up from a friend or acquaintance, or learned about it online. Among the more popular systems are:

  • Martingale
  • Grand Martingale
  • Double Street Quad
  • Five Quad

It is always worth appreciating, however, that no system will be able to fully override the luck element of roulette. All it can do it help players work within a framework where the effects of luck (good or bad) are unavoidable in the long term.


Perhaps the best known betting system, popular in roulette and other online gambling games, the Martingale system involves making even-money bets only and doubling the bet amount after a loss.

As an example, you may bet $5 on red and lose. Under the Martingale system your next bet would be $10. If that loses, up the next one to $20 and so on. Once your bet comes in you will have made a profit, however a run of bad luck can see your bankroll disappear before the ball lands on red.

Grand Martingale

Similar to the above, this bet sees players double the original bet and then add some. So instead of $5, then $10, then $20 (as in the above example), the bets would be $5, then $10+5 ($15), and so on and so forth.

If you want a bigger profit more quickly then this could be the system for you, but at the same time bigger bets can mean bigger losses if your luck is out.

Double Street Quad

While the Martingale and Grand Martingale systems focus on even-money bets only, helping you potentially profit more quickly, other systems are designed to make your money last longer. Among these is the Double Street Quad system.

This involves making two 'double street' bets or two chips each, each covering six numbers (for example 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36), as well as a corner bet (also known as a 'quad' bet, hence the name of the system) of one chip and a one chip bet on a single number 'straight-up'. You have six chips in play, and are covering 17 numbers, and whenever you win your net profit will either be three chips (if the corner bet hits), four chips (for either of the double street bets) or 30 chips (when the straight up number hits).

Five Quad Bet

5 quad bet

This involves making five corner bets, each covering four numbers, and one straight-up bet on a single number. This way you have six chips in play (the amount will vary depending on the stakes you play) and be covering 21 numbers on the wheel. If any of the corner bets hit then you get paid out 8:1, so you have a greater than 50% chance of turning a profit on any one bet.

You will not win big except for on those occasions when your straight up bet comes in, however this system can be a productive way of making your money last a lot longer. If you put in a lot of volume of play, then strategies such as this could be the way forward.

Choose a roulette betting system to suit you

Different roulette players will have different approaches to the game, so a system that works for Player A might not have the same effect for Player B. A sensible approach is to try out a few different ways of playing before deciding what works best for you, and many Canadian online casinos will allow you to do this without spending a penny, thanks to their free roulette games.

Of course, you may have already devised a different system of your own. If it seems to be working then there's no reason not to stick with it, but remember that roulette is a game of chance and sometimes it's just not your day.

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