At first glance, roulette may seem like a game that requires copious amounts of luck to win at but when players dig a little deeper, they may find that there are actually some strategies that could be used to increase their chances of winning. Among these strategies are Scobe’s Simple Gun and Run Martingale and Scobe’s Simple Paoli System.
SCOBE’S SIMPLE GUN AND RUN MARTINGALE
I would only use Martingale for the even money outside bets of the roulette, bets on even or odd numbers, on the lower or upper 18 numbers, on black or red. These bets offer the player 18 chances of winning and 20 chances of winning on the American double zero roulette wheel and 18 chances of winning and 19 chances of losing in European Roulette (single zero). If possible, European roulette will of course be preferred as long as the stakes correspond to your financial resources.
Your first bet on one of the outside bets is € 10 (or what you normally bet). If you lose, raise to € 20. Now put out two rounds. Exactly, don’t bet. After these two rounds you raise your bet to € 40. If you lose it? Then give up and go back to your original bet. You have lost € 70.
With this roulette strategy, I try to save you from the devastating losses that are part of the Martingale strategy. Often, the two rounds you skip would be winning rounds – if you had bet. Losses are even more common. Remember, the bank has an advantage over all outside betting players. You should be aware of this at all times. Never believe that you are playing a fair game against the bank.
If you lose this € 70 you can start over, go to another roulette table or take a break, whatever you want.
If you had started with a gaming budget of € 500, you would have left € 430.
SCOBE’S SIMPLE PAROLI SYSTEM
The Paroli betting system is also one of the roulette systems that newcomers come by themselves. It is a positive betting system where you try to win in a game where a player has recently won. The players of the Paroli system assume that winnings follow winnings. Sometimes that’s the case, sometimes not.
The Paroli system is nothing more than the Parley system that many players use: you increase your bet after a win and keep increasing as the winnings increase. Basically, a Paroli player will play three rounds before lowering his bet back to its original amount. So € 10, then a win, and then a bet of € 20, another win, and another bet of € 40. The players keep their winnings and then start a new series with the original bet of € 10.
Please note: Unfortunately there are paroli players who want to take advantage of long winning stretches by doubling their previous winnings. The award-winning film ” The Gambler ” shows what happens to a player who tries to do so.
My view of the Paroli system is to use a three-win method that starts after the stake has increased. The first game won does not include an increase in the stake for the second game. Instead, the stake for the second game is € 10 again. If you win this game, the player’s game budget is € 500 above the minimum. With this second win, the player can follow the paroli system. With each loss, the player goes back to his original bet of € 10.
This is the order:
- Use 10 € (profit)
- Use 10 € (profit)
- Use 20 € (profit)
- Use 40 € (profit)
Gross Margin € 80
The pattern here is interesting. The first two wins bring your gaming budget to € 520. Even if the third game is now lost at € 20, the player still has his initial game budget of € 500. He then returns to his original € 10 bet and then tries to win with the Paroli strategy.
A loss of € 40 means that the player will also return to the original € 10 bet. This is a relatively secure system (as far as systems can be secure), and as long as the player doesn’t magically try to achieve a truly long stand, this can be a worthwhile game method.
Again, the paroli system in roulette should be played with outside bets.
WHICH ROULETTE SYSTEM IS THE BEST?
I name my favorites from the two systems straight away, but here is the catch: Over time, the total stake will fall victim to the bank advantage, only the pattern of profits and losses is different. You can not escape the bank advantage of 5.26% in American Roulette and 2.7% in European Roulette.
I prefer the Paroli method because the stress factor is not as high as with a long series of losses with the Martingale method. Imagine that you have a bet of € 600 and know that this is the last doubling you can make. In my opinion, it’s not fun.
With the Paroli strategy losses can be quickly compensated. You will find your own “Point X” where you give up.
I don’t think I’m going to be that stressed out with Gun and Run Martingale. I still prefer the “Gun and Run” Paroli.
But every player has to decide for himself how he wants to play and bet.
Good luck inside and outside of the casinos!