Background

The d’Alembert roulette system is another famous strategy and dates back to the 18th century. Similar to the Martingale system, bets are increased after each loss, but not doubled. It can be used on simple chances such as red/black, even/uneven, 1-18 or 19-36.

How does it work?

As the increase in bets is much lower compared to the Martingale strategy, it also is a much safer system to play. To get started with this system, a player places a starting bet and will increase his bets by the same amount after each loss or will decrease after a win. The system behind this method ensures that if a player wins as often as he loses, he will always take away a profit. If for example a player makes a starting bet of £10 then the result might be as follows:

WAGER RESULT
Bet £10 lose
Bet £11 lose
Bet £12 win
Bet £11 lose
Bet £12 win
Bet £11 win
Bet £10 lose
Bet £11 win

 

The result will be calculated as: 0 – 10 – 11 + 12 – 11 + 12 + 11 – 10 + 11 = 4

Even though in the above example the player lost and won 4 times each, he takes away a profit of £4, which is the trick behind the D’Alembert strategy.

What are the risks and benefits with the D’Alembert strategy?

This strategy is fairly safe and only requires a low budget – which in most cases would not reach the table limit, which is one of the benefits. But it still has a few risks and disadvantages. First of all the cash wins will be pretty low and in addition players also rely on winning as often as they lose, which in the long run might not be the case. As with all strategies, players can still find themselves losing 10 times or more in a row, which would result in very high bets to cover the losses.

In theory however, and if the starting bet is low enough, eventually a player would win and therefore make a small profit. We recommend though not to play the D’Alembert strategy but use our improved Empty Spin Strategy which makes this strategy much safer and easier for you to win.