Chapter Eleven: Putting it all Together

The Art of the Comeback

Losses are inevitable. No strategy can get you to a 100% success rate. To play the best roulette possible you need to plan for the contingency that the strategy you are using will encounter a loss at some point. How do you respond? By planning and executing the fine Art of the Comeback.

Think of comebacks as falling into one of two categories. The first category of Comeback Strategy is simply escalating your bankroll. Let's say you are simply playing a group of numbers straight-up (birthdays, etc.). And you lose $100 in $1 chips. One way to continue is simply to jump to $5 chips.

One hit straight up pays $175, so all you need is one hit and you are even or possibly even ahead. This would take $500 to have 100 $5 chips. And if you lose that you change to $25 chips (100 = 2500). In each case only one (fairly quick) hit gets back to even so you can go back to the original starting level of $1 chips.

Some strategies make this is possible, others involve progressions that make this comeback strategy too expensive unless you have a very deep bankroll.

So that leads to Comeback Strategy #2.

Comeback Strategy #2 is to change your strategy altogether to something that pays high returns fast. So, if you have been betting on a bunch of streets or making outside bets and you are down $200, then shift to chasing sleeper pairs like the 0/00 (preferably on a different table). Hopefully you can start your bet at $15 on a pair (or $20 on a single street) so that one hit again brings you to even.

The details are less important than for you to plan a Comeback Strategy before you start to play serious roulette. For you to categorize a strategy as a Comeback Strategy it must have two characteristics. The first characteristic is that it makes your money back fast. Preferably with only one hit, maybe two. The second characteristic involves probability: Ask yourself why a given strategy has lost. Has it tapped into some sort of extreme variance? If so, then playing for the repeat is a decent comeback strategy. You want some reason to believe that the comeback strategy you are using is highly probable to hit.

By now you have learned that the strategies described in this book are all based on one of two concepts: Limits to Extremes, and The Correction Effect. The key to a good comeback strategy is that it be solidly based on one or the other of these two concepts. If you got burned because a pair went to sleep for very long time, then play it to repeat once it wakes up (that is the correction effect). Or if you lost on one group of streets, but see that another set should be soon hitting the limits of extremity, then go after that. In short, when the table starts churning out improbable results, it should open up a good betting opportunity of some sort.

The other question I hear is whether to use a comeback strategy that gets you back to even after a loss with only one hit, or many. Here it depends totally on your bankroll. This is why I recommend that you have one bankroll that you are playing with you "every day" strategy, and a separate bankroll you tap into only once you have lost the first and need a comeback. The ideal comeback strategy requires only one hit to get back to even, so plan the strategies and betting levels accordingly. If you get in too deep to afford that, then plan on needing 2 or 3 hits. Any more than that and you really don't have a comeback strategy as much as simply a different strategy you use to chase losses. Be careful there.

Be prepared! Planning your Strategies

Before you run off to the LIVE Dealer online casino, the next thing you need to do is to plan your execution of the Roulette 2000 strategies with care. First and foremost, go back and reread the money management chapter.

  • Don't play with money you need to pay bills. That is evidence of an addiction.
  • Don't play with more than you can afford to lose. Old advice, but crucial.
  • Divide your total gambling bankroll into two or more "session" bankrolls.
  • Never ever put your whole bankroll at risk in one session.
  • Set clear win limits and loss limits.

This last point deserves emphasis. The biggest problem I have had personally and that I see with many other players is knowing when to stop. The strategies of Roulette 2000 are very powerful. You will win money with them.

You must set a reasonable win goal and then STOP when you get to it. Most professional gamblers suggest a modest goal of winning 10 to 20% of your session bankroll. Then walk away. This is tough, but if you do, you will manage to stay ahead of the game longer than those without the necessary willpower.

Now that you have figured out your session bankroll, it is time to calculate your exact betting patterns with the 10 strategies Roulette 2000 has described. I suggest that you purchase a small notebook - about 3" x 5" something that can slip into a pocket easily. In this notebook write down each strategy on a separate page that you want to be able to play, listing exactly how much you will bet on each spin for each strategy. These can be the betting progressions I have described here, or your own adaptations of them. But write it down and let this notebook become your bible. You should also write down each pair and its neighbors on a page for ready reference.

When I play I have my mini legal pad in one back pocket and my strategy notebook in the other. OK, it may look a tad geeky, but no one will laugh when you walk away a winner.

Be disciplined: Practice, Practice, Practice

It is easy to practice roulette strategies for free these days. If you have a home computer, you can purchase cheaply a Casino software program that includes roulette. Or if you have access to the worldwide web, there are free roulette games on line. If you do not have a computer, you can use the list of 10,000 numbers listed here in the appendix.

After you have worked out your bankroll and betting strategies, sit down and play, taking notes as I described on pages 7-9. Make yourself sit through 2 or 3 sessions of at least 100 spins each to get comfortable. That is a bare minimum. Frankly you ought to practice for at least 1000 spins. Once you get in the swing of it that will not take as long as it may sound. If you encounter a problem in your practice, go back and read the relevant part of Roulette 2000. If you still cannot figure it out, drop me a letter or an e-mail message and I will be happy to help you out.

Learning to Walk Away a Winner

I have to stress this point one last time. Set a reasonable goal, win it, then walk away. Don't expect to get rich overnight. These strategies are powerful, but they rely on a slow and steady tempo of winning, not a big rush of overnight success.

A few final thoughts: If Roulette 2000 wins you money, let me know! Share your good news. Let me know if you have problems or if you have ideas about how to improve Roulette 2000.

Keep the Secret!

Do not share your secrets of success. Why? Two reasons. First, you do not want the casinos to figure out what we are doing. They could make this much more difficult with countermeasures such as banning note-taking and eliminating results boards. The fewer folks who know about this the better.

Second, you do not want to violate copyright laws by giving away my hard work, do you? Thanks!

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