Most Roulette betting systems focus on outside bets such as red/black, high/low, or even/odd, but there are some strategies for betting on other outside bets: the dozens and columns.
Let’s do a little memory: at the Roulette table, you can bet on three dozen and on three different columns. The dozens appear at the bottom of the board as ”1st 12”, ”2nd 12” and ”3rd 12”. The columns appear on the right and say ”2 to 1”.
Both the columns and the dozens allow you to bet on a third of the numbers (actually slightly less due to the existence of the zero).
The strategies that we will describe here can be used for both types of bets, since the odds are the same.
With Strategy 1, you choose any dozen and bet one unit. Then, if you don’t get it right, you need to progress through the game by following this series:
1 2 3 4 6 9 13 20 30 45 67 100
The moment you win, you will return to the beginning. The good thing about this strategy is that when you get it right, you will win a little more than what you bet. The downside is, if you get to 100 and miss, you’ll have lost all your money.
The other problem with this first strategy is that you will only be betting on a third of the numbers, making your odds less than betting on red and black or even and odd. However, when you get it right, your profit margin will be higher and you may find that it is worth the risk.
Some people think that if you bet on a column or a dozen that hasn’t come up in 10 or 20 spins, your chances of winning will be higher. There is no mathematical justification for this conclusion, but you can test this theory in an online or land-based casino if you want.
As we have explained to you, sometimes Strategy 1 fails because its board coverage is very limited. Betting on two columns or two dozen can increase your chances of winning. This strategy is based on this concept. In this case, you will place your bets based on the following numerical progression:
1 3 9 27 81 243
Surely, you have detected at first glance what is the main problem with this strategy: The bets increase dramatically. In fact, you have to triple your bet every time you lose in order to make a profit. However, if you can hit the first six spins, you’ve won quite a bit of money.
You can try waiting several spins to find the column or dozen that never came out but, as in Strategy 1, there is no mathematical rationale for it.
People often do this for reasons that have more to do with superstition and fortune than reason.
You can try it in the online casino, but remember that there is no guarantee that a column or a dozen will come up, even if it hasn’t come up in 100 spins!
Finally, you should know that using any of these two strategies to bet by columns or dozens involves the risk of losing a large amount of money. Therefore, it is extremely important that you set a maximum limit for your bets before you start playing.
You can decide to leave the table if you reach a bet of $100 or $243. This will depend on your risk tolerance and your budget.