15. Using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy
In this chapter you are going to see how to apply the concepts we covered in the previous chapter. After you finish this chapter you will know exactly how to apply the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy to earn a substantial amount of money.
Let's review the key aspects of this strategy:
- You will only make one bet on one of the even-money (Outside) bets in roulette. All of my examples are for the colors of Red or Black, but you can just as easily use Odd or Even, or wager on High and Low. The key is to stay with the same type of Outside bet in a given game (i.e., don't switch from colors to odd and even)
- Your wagers will be based on a Betting Strategy where you will increase the size of your wagers following losses and reduce the size of your bets after wins.
- You will place your bets using a Bet Selection method that has a set of rules that will automatically determine whether you wager on Red or Black.
Rules for the Controlled Risk Betting Strategy
The Controlled Risk Betting Strategy is used to determine the size of each bet you will make. A different Betting Series is associated with each bankroll level.
The amount of money used for a game determines the size of your betting series. At this point, I have assumed that you will be playing at a table with $5 minimum bets. The CRB Strategy will work for many different levels of betting, from $1 wagers to $40 bets. The principles remain the same, regardless of the size of the wagers.
Here are the rules governing wagering using $5 minimum bets:
- Your base bet is $5. Your will never wager an amount smaller than the amount of your base bet in any game.
- The maximum bet for using the $5 minimum bet series is $27. If this amount is lost, your next wager will drop to $15. This rule is designed to limit the size of losses.
- Following any loss, the next wager is increased by $3.
- Following any win, the next wager is reduced by $2.
- Following two consecutive wins, the next wager is reduced by $5, subject to making a minimum wager of $5.
We are going to add an additional betting series to our first one which used $5 as its base bet. We will call the first betting series, using a $5 base bet, "Series A" and the following betting series, which uses a Base Bet of $10, "Series B."
The rules for betting Series B are as follows:
- Your base bet is $10. You will never wager an amount smaller than the amount of your base bet in any game.
- The maximum bet for using the $10 minimum bet series is $54. If this amount is lost, your next wager will drop to $30. This rule is designed to limit the size of losses.
- Following any loss, the next wager is increased by $6
- Following any win, the next wager is reduced by $4.
- Following two consecutive wins, the next wager is reduced by $5 subject to making a minimum wager of $10.
For any session of roulette, you will need to be prepared to wager either Betting Series A, with a $5 Base Bet, or Betting Series B, using a $10 Base Bet. Whenever you start a LIVE roulette session, you will use the Series A Bet Selection Method. Following the loss of a game, you will use Series B for one game only.
Thus, we now have two levels of bets. We will use the betting series using $5 Base Bets as our normal method of play.
We will keep Betting Series B available to use only following the loss of a game. Series B is designed to help us recoup a loss more quickly by increasing the size of our base bets after a loss. The loss rate for losing a Series A level of bets is 15%, with an 85% win rate.
As you shall see, winning at the Series B level mostly recovers the amount of any Series A losses.
The risk of losing two consecutive games, consisting of a Series A and a Series B level game, is very small, calculated as the overall loss rate squared or (0.15 x 015 = 2.25%). Thus, the risk of a large loss, consisting of two back-to-back series losses, is very small and only occurs about once every 44 or 45 games.
The other side to a 2.25% loss rate is a "Series Win Rate" of 97.75%. This is very powerful and a major component of the power of this strategy. In the next few pages you will see examples of real games played using both Series A and B levels of betting.
Rules for the Adaptive Pattern Betting Method
Where to place your wagers is determined by the Adaptive Pattern Betting Method. There are two methods of selecting where to place your bets.
- "Pattern." Observe one decision. Bet the same as this outcome until losing two consecutive bets.
- "Switch-Opposite." After losing two consecutive wagers using the Same Pattern, switch to the Opposite Pattern. Here, you will wager the opposite of the second preceding decision until losing a wager. After losing a wager, resume betting the Same Pattern.
- New Rule: If we lose a Pattern bet immediately after changing from betting Switch-Opposite ( will call this method "Switch" for simplicity), you will immediately change back to betting Switch. This is to prevent you from being whipsawed in games with erratic patterns.
The Same Pattern method is our workhorse method. It works well about 75% to 80% of the time. For the times when it isn't working well, we resort to using the Switch Method Combining the CRB Strategy with the ADP Method Table 6 shows how the Betting Strategy was combined with the Bet Selection Method in an actual game of roulette.
Table 6. A Sample Roulette Game Showing the Bets Made and the Bet Selection Rule Used
In Table 6, the columns are labeled as follows:
# The number of our wager. This is done for reference purposes.
Bet Selection Pattern. Here I show the method being used to determine where to place our bets. "Pattern" indicates placing the same wager until losing two wagers in a row. "Switch- Opposite" means we will wager the opposite of the second preceding bet.
Wager Made. Using the Bet Selection Method we placed our wager on this spot.
Amount Bet. This shows the amount of our wager, using our Betting Strategy.
Outcome (W or L). What happened? Did we win or lose the bet.
Outcome of Spin. Where the ball landed. In our example, we are only concerned with red, black, zero or double-zero.
Here is a row by row review of the events and our actions as show in Table 6.
We first observe one decision. Using the Pattern method, our first series of wagers will be the same as this decision. In this case the outcome is Red (R).
- #1. Using the Pattern method, we bet $5 on R and Win.
- #2. Pattern method, we bet $5 again on R and lose.
- #3 Pattern method continues; however, following a loss, we raise our bet by $3 and bet $8.
- #4. Following a win we continue using the Pattern method. We reduce our bet by $2 after a win and bet $6.
- #5. Wager Pattern method. Following a loss, we raise our bet by $3 to $9.
- #6. We have had two losses in a row. We change our Bet Selection method to "Switch-Opposite" and wager on the spot opposite of the second preceding decision. Since Decision #4 was B, we bet on R. Our bet is increased by $3 following a loss and we bet $12.
- #7. Following a win, we use Switch-Opposite again and wager on R. We reduce the size of our wager by $2 and bet $10.
- #8. After a win we continue to use Switch-Opposite and wager on B. Our Betting Strategy calls for us to reduce the size of our bet by $5 after two consecutive wins. We reduce the size of our bet to $5.
- #9. We lose #8. After any loss using Switch-Opposite, we revert back to Pattern. Here decision #8 was R so we bet Pattern-R. Following a loss we increase our bet size by $3 and we bet $8.
- #10. We won #9. We bet Pattern-R again and drop our bet size by $2 to $6.
- #11. Another wn. We continue using Pattern-R and drop our bet back to our minimum of $5.
- #12. Lost #11. Use Pattern-R again and raise our wager $3 to $8.
- #13. Lost again. Second consecutive loss triggers change to Switch-Opposite. We raise our bet by $3 to $11.
- #14. Another loss. Following any loss using Switch-Opposite, revert back to Pattern. We chose Pattern-R and increase the size of our bet by $3 to $14.
- #15. Lost again. We lost the first bet of Pattern following a change from Switch. We invoke the special "Whip-Saw" rule and immediately change back to Switch-Opposite. Our bet size goes up another $3 and we wager $17 on B.
- #16. A win at last. We continue with Switch-Opposite and drop our bet by two bucks down to $15.
- #17. A loss. Just when I was getting used to winning. With the loss of a Switch-Opposite bet, we resume using Pattern. Our bet size jumps back up by $3 and we bet $18 on B.
- #18. We finally got it right. We win. Continue with Pattern-B and reduce our bet by $2 to $16.
- #19. Another win. We use Pattern-B again. Now, following two consecutive wins, we reduce the amount of our wager by $5 and drop down to $11.
- #20. We lose #19. We continue with Pattern-B and raise our wager by $3 to $14.
- #21. We win #20. Pattern-B continues and we drop our bet size by $2 to $12.
- #22. Another win. Pattern-B pulls through again. Now we have had two wins in a row. We reduce our bet by $5 from $12 to $7.
- #23. A loser. Continue with Pattern-B and up the bet amount by $3 to $10.
- #24. Decision 22 is a winner. Continue using Pattern-B and drop the bet size by $2 to $8.
- #25. Pattern-B prevails. Following two consecutive wins, we are called to reduce our bet size by $5. However, since our previous bet was for $8, we only drop our bet back to $5, our Base Bet.
We win decision #25. We decide to call this a complete game.
The events shown in Table #6 represent a real game of roulette.
Let's add some meat to these decisions and follow the impact on our bankroll of winning and losing bets.
Table #7 shows the same game as was shown in Table 6. The difference is that column showing how we selected each bet has been removed and we have added a column showing the amount won in each decision and a final column showing our Total Win.
Table 7. A Sample Roulette Game Showing the Bets Made and the Amounts Won and Lost
Playing Using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy
The Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy is a very effective performer. Table 8 recaps the results of twenty actual roulette games using this strategy.
Looking at the table, the first thing you should notice is that this series of games was profitable. We made a total of $816.
Table 8. Twenty Actual Games Using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy
Here's how Table 8's columns are set up:
Game # - Betting Series - The game number has been added for reference so that we can reference to game #7 if we wish. The Betting Series designates whether we used Betting Series A or B for a particular game.
Total No. of Bets - This is the number of bets we made (one bet per roulette spin).
Total $ Amount Wagered - This is the total dollar amount of all wagers in a game.
Size of Highest Bet - This is the largest bet we made in a game. In those games where we switched from using Betting Series A to employing Betting Series B, two amounts are shown, with the first amount consisting of the actual wager made using Series B, and the second number representing the equivalent wager if we had been using Series A. For example, for Game # 9 we used Betting Series B. Our highest wager was $26, which is equivalent to $13 in Series A.
Average Size of Bets - This is the average size of our wagers in each game.
Amount Won or Lost - This is our net winnings per game.
Total Won - This is a running tabulation of our total winnings.
For this series of games I used a $500 game bankroll. For series A games, I used a $150 buy-in and for Series B games, I bought in for $300.
Our objective when using Betting Series A was to win about $50 per game. On those games where we used Betting Series B, our "win target" was $100.
Let's follow a couple of games. Game 1 was an easy win. We only made 28 wagers before winning $60. Our highest bet was $18. The average size of all of our wagers was $10.21. We wagered a total of $286 to win $60. We can compute our average winnings per wager $60/28 = $2.14. Since we won $60 while wagering a total of $286, our win rate was $60/$286 = 21%.
These are very good numbers and show that this game was an easy one. At a spin rate of 50 spins per hour, our hourly win rate was $107 an hour. At the rate of 100 spins per hour, our hourly win rate jumps to $214 an hour. This shows how critical the speed of the game is when computing your hourly win rate.
We won games 1, 2, 3 and 4 and built up winnings of $224.
Game 5 was a tough game. We wagered a total of $705 and hit our highest wager of $27. After making 59 wagers we ended up losing $35. While this game did not end up in the winning column, the amount lost was not large and I decided to violate one of our rules when starting Game 6. Normally, we will use the larger "B" Betting Series after a losing game. However, sometimes human emotions can override the strict application of rules. This was one of those occasions. Following the loss in Game 5 I felt a little apprehensive and I decided to try another game using the smaller "A" betting series.
I had another win in Game 6, winning $49 using the "A" Betting Series. If I had followed my own rules I would have used the B Betting Series here and have had a larger win.
Game 8 was the kind of game you like to forget about. Lasting 35 bets, I wagered a total of $557 and ended up with a loss of $115. I could have continued with this game and probably have reduced the size of the loss, but I was tired and ready to take a break.
I went to my room and took a short nap after the Game 8 loss. I always recommend clear your head by getting away from the LIVE roulette casino following any loss.
After a rest, I felt up to the challenge of another game and I switched to using Betting Series B for Game 9. The game was as easy as Game 8 was difficult. Unfortunately, you can never tell in advance whether any game is going to be hard or easy. This game only lasted for 20 bets. In a fast Internet game, this contest would have been completed in less than ten minutes!
My highest wager was only $26, which is equivalent to $13 using Series A. Winning $112, I almost completely covered my previous loss of $115.
Following the Game 9 win, I reverted to using Betting Series A for Game 10. Game 10 lasted 57 long wagers and I ended up as essentially a break-even game, losing $4. With such a low loss, I could have continued to use Betting Series A for the next game, but I decided to follow the rules in this case and moved up to Betting Series B for Game 11.
Once again, the larger betting series pulled my chestnuts out of the fire, so to speak, and I won $94 in a game lasting 23 bets.
Games 12 to 20 were the kinds of games that can tend to make you overconfident. I won all of these games fairly easily. I ended this series of games with a total win of $816.
Table 9 shows some statistics developed from this series of games. Because these statistics are fairly representative of any games you decide to play using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Even-Money Betting Strategy, I suggest you take a close look at them.
Table 9. Results of Twenty Games Played
Looking at Table 9 we can see that we won 17 out of 20 games for a win rate of 85%. This is about what we can expect using this betting strategy.
We won a total of $816 for this series of games. This required making 555 bets. Since we bet on every spin of the roulette wheel, the number of bets is the same as the number of spins of the wheel.
Even including our losing games, we won an average of $1.47 per spin. This is important because we can use this "win rate" to forecast our hourly winnings at different rates of play.
We made an average of 27.75 bets per game. At a spin rate of 50 spins per hour, our average game lasted about 33 minutes. At the faster rate of 100 spins per hour (think Internet casinos), it would have taken us just over 16 minutes to wrap up each game.
The average amount we won per winning game was $57.05. The games played using Betting Series A had average wins of $50.95 and the games playing with Betting Series B averaged wins of $103. These amounts are close to our target win amounts of $50 for Series A and $100 for Series B.
Table 10 presents another way of looking at these stats. Table 10 shows what our win rates per hour would be at different bankroll levels and at different rates of play. This table will give you a clear insight into the power of using this even-money wager betting strategy.
Table 10. Win Rates per Hour Comparing Spin Rates and the Size of Betting Series
Different Betting Series
I have used only two betting series, Series A and Series B in all of our examples so far. The base bets for these series are $5 and $10, respectively.
I don't want you to think that these are the only levels of play possible using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy. You can gear the level of your play to the size of your bankroll. In fact, one method of play that you may consider is to gradually increase the size of your buy-ins as your bankroll grows.
Increasing the size of your bankroll using casino winnings is an excellent way to leverage your winnings. As shown in Table 10, you can increase your hourly win rate to over $500 an hour if you are willing to invest more in a game of roulette.
Table 11 shows four different levels of play for the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy.
Table 11. Comparative Betting Series Used for Different Levels of Play
Here's what the columns mean in Table 11.
Level - This refers to the level of play. Throughout our examples we have assumed play at Level 1, using Series A and B for this level.
Series - Each level of play has two Betting Series, A and B used for that level.
Base Bet - The minimum wager for each betting series.
+ After Loss - The amount added to a losing wager following a losing bet.
- After Win - The amount deducted from a losing wager following a winning bet.
- After 2 Consecutive Wins - The amount used to compute the size of the next wager following two consecutive winning bets.
Game Buy-in - The amount of cash needed to play a game at each level.
Total Needed Per Game - The recommended amount of cash needed to play a game at each level. For example, to play a game at Level 1, you will need $500 for a game bankroll. This is higher than the total buy-ins for Series A plus Series B to provide an extra cushion.
I have achieved some remarkable results using the Maximum Advantage Roulette Strategy. There is no reason you can't do as well or even better.