There are dozens upon dozens of betting systems that you can use when playing roulette, and most of them are best used on even money bets such as red or black, or odd or even. The reason for this tends to be because there is the least variance in bets that are more or less a 50-50 chance as opposed to 2-1 shots or single number 36-1 shots. So, with less variance, the betting system can be far more successful. One of the betting systems that works best on 50-50 shots is the Whittaker betting system, and you can use it on red or black, or odd and even. You can use it on other bets on the roulette table, but it’s preferable if you use it on the even money shots.
The Whittaker betting system is very similar to the Fibonacci betting system, so if you are familiar with that betting system, the Whittaker betting system will be incredibly familiar to you, as it is a negative progression system based around the same idea.
First of all, a negative progression betting system is a system that involves several steps. A bettor using a negative progression betting system will move on to the next step of the system every time they make a losing wager. The opposite kind of system, a positive progression betting system, would involve moving on to the next step every time they make a winning bet.
The steps in the Whittaker betting system are easy enough to follow, and all you need is to keep track of your progress by using a pen and paper. The system starts with a bet of 1 unit on an even money shot. If that bet loses, you must make another 1 unit bet on a 50-50 shot. You do not have to make the same bet, but many bettors prefer sticking to one bet (red, black, odd or even) because they have the idea that it is eventually due to come up. This idea is known as Gambler’s Fallacy and you should avoid believing in it at all costs, because nothing is ever due to come up on the roulette wheel – the wheel has no memory and is independent of every other spin preceding it. After the second bet of 1 unit, if that loses, you add the sum of the previous two numbers together. In this case, the number is 2, so you make a 2 unit bet on an even money shot. If that bet loses, you again move up the progression by adding the previous two bets together. So in our case we would move on to a 3 unit bet (1 unit bet followed by a 2 unit bet), then a 5 unit bet, then an 8 unit bet and so on. You should be keeping track of this on your piece of paper.
Like the Fibonacci betting system, if you make a winning bet using the Whittaker betting system, you remove the last two numbers from the sequence. So, if you had got to the 13 unit bet and it wins, you remove the 8 and the 5 from the sequence and your next wager would be 5 units (the sum of the last two numbers on the list). If that wins, remove the 3 and 2 from the list and your next wager will be 2 units.
To use the Whittaker betting system on roulette, you do need to do two things. The first thing is to figure out how much 1 unit is worth. To do this, you need to take your bankroll (or how much you are bringing to the roulette table) and divide it by 100. This gives you an ample amount of movement should you go on a losing streak, which will invariably happen from time to time, and you will want to be able to win it back. With that value decided, all you need to do is decide on what your bet is going to be. If you are keen to stick with one bet throughout your session, you should decide it now. However, if you want the flexibility to change your bet, you can skip the second step.
The Whittaker betting system is fun betting system to use when playing roulette, but it is not going to guarantee you long-term success when playing roulette. Like any betting system that relies on Gambler’s Fallacy, it is doomed for long-term failure, regardless of any short-term success. However, as long as you are using the Whittaker betting system for enjoyment rather than to make millions, it is a perfectly fine system that will yield some nice wins short-term if you get lucky.PlayRoulette.org » Strategy »