Flat Betting With Roulette
We thought it would be best to give a mention to flat betting with roulette and outline the
upsides and downside's to it. Almost every roulette strategy ever created involves some kind of Mathematical
progression where you either increase your bets after a loss or increase them after a win.
Flat betting doesn't involve any of that; you simply bet the same amount over and over
again. If you do this, you can expect to lose to the house edge over the long term of play, give or take a little
To give an easy example of this, let's lay you're playing a European roulette game and you
spin the wheel 37 times, and each time you bet on red. If everything was even, you would win 18 and lose 19 (18
blacks plus the 0) so you would gradually lose to the house edge.
The problem with flat betting on the even chance bets is that you never really get ahead and
there's always the zero tipping the odds in the casino's favour. Most people use flat betting on the inside bets
such as single numbers or splits.
The advantage to using flat betting especially on single numbers is that if your number hits
early, you will get a bigger win. On the other side of that coin though, it can take a long time for your bet to
The main advantages to flat betting are the following
- It's steady and you know how much you're going to be betting on each spin with no
mathematical progressions to work out.
- You won't suffer large losses in just a few spins like you will with other roulette
systems like the Martingale.
- On a lucky day, you may get a small win.
The main disadvantage are:
- Not much scope for profit even on a lucky day.
- You will likely lose to the house edge over the long term of play.
- It can be boring just betting the same amount over and over again.
In the great scheme of things, flat betting is probably the safest form of roulette
betting because if the numbers are distributed evenly you will only lose slowly to the house edge. This also
makes the profit potential minimal because like all forms of gambling, the less you risk the lower
the potential reward if you win.