Roulette is one of the most recognizable casino games and appeals to the most serious of gamblers.
It can be dated back as far as 18th century France and since then has been adapted and spread across the whole world.
While roulette is seen as a luck-based game, nothing is truly random. Since its inception, people have been creating strategies to give them better chances of winning.
Some common strategies include the Martingale system and the D’Alembert strategy. In this article, we cover the $150 strategy which is named after the cost of the bet.
This strategy is completely legal in casinos and if you play roulette online, but is not for the faint of heart.
How To Play The $150 Strategy
The aim of this strategy is to consistently bet $150. This is a lot of money and is where most people fall off using this strategy.
First, you bet $50 on the first twelve on the board. This gives you a 1 in 3 chance of winning.
Next, you bet $50 on the second twelve on the board. Once again, this gives you a 1 in 3 chance of winning.
With your final $50 you bet $5 on 10 of the numbers in the third twelve on the board. This will give you a 1 in 35 chance of winning.
After all your bets are placed, you are able to win on every single number bar three, the zero and the two numbers you didn’t bet on in the third twelve.
While it may seem like a lot of money and an odd spread, this statistically gives you a high chance of winning.
How To Win
Now, you have all your bets placed in specific spots but what happens if lands on one of your numbers, well it depends on where it lands.
If the number it lands on is in the first or second twelve, then you win $150, break even, and can bet again with no loss.
If the number lands on one of your separate $5 bets then you win $180 with a $30 profit.
Then if it lands on one of the three numbers that you don’t have covered, then you will lose $150 but can play again
While we have the third twelve as the one you pick ten on, you could also do this in the first or second twelve. It is completely up to preference as long as there are 3 you haven’t bet on.
Why Use This Strategy
While breaking even or $30 profit may not seem like a lot, the goal of the $150 strategy is to keep you playing for as long as possible. It isn’t about coming away a millionaire, it is about steady winnings that can amass to an acceptable amount.
In the grand scheme of strategies, having one that only three numbers can beat you is very high odds. You have covered most of the board, without covering every possible outcome. This also leaves a bit of thrill to the game which is what you want with gambling.
Statistically, you are more likely to win with this strategy, or at least break even. It does work, but as we previously stated, it is not for the faint of heart.
This is because of the large initial bet. Many people aren’t comfortable betting over $100 on a roulette wheel. And while you are unlikely to lose it all, it isn’t an impossibility
So you need to make sure you have the money in order to pull off this strategy, which is why it is so closely linked to high rollers.
This strategy is also there to keep you in the game, so you will also need to have time to pull it off. Expect to sit at the roulette table for a while and get well acquainted with the dealer. Unless of course, you are playing online, then you can perform other tasks while gambling.
Roulette is supposed to be entertaining and fun so you want to stay there as long as possible.
If you have ever wanted to play like a high roller, this is the strategy for you. It is also allowed in casinos and isn’t looked down upon since the winnings aren’t too large, so you can sit there judgment free.
This is not a strategy for beginners. The high bets mean that you should probably have some experience with gambling and are a relatively skilled player before attempting to pull off the $150 strategy.
As with all casino games, but especially ones with high bets, make sure you manage your money correctly. Have a set amount of money you are willing to lose and don’t go under that. Also, make sure you are only betting with money that you have and aren’t using any essential funds.
When gambling, avoid consuming alcohol or drugs as they can impair your decision-making skills and may lead to poor financial choices.
Remember, roulette is not about making money. It should only be seen as a hobby and a means of entertainment.