Anyone who has read Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The DaVinci Code is familiar, at least in passing, with the Fibonacci Sequence. In a Fibonacci Sequence, you can deduce the next number in a sequence of numbers, by adding up the previous two digits. Gamblers have taken this sequence and morphed it into a system for playing roulette and other games of chance; however, to understand how that system works, we need a little mathematical background first.
Let’s start out with the sequence of 0,1. According to the Fibonacci Sequence, the next number would be 1 again, because 0 + 1 = 1. Now we have 0,1,1. Following the rules of the sequence, our next number would be 2, because 1 + 1 = 2. We continue on, and our sequence begins to look like this: 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13 – and so on into infinity, or as long as you wish to keep adding together digits.
That’s all very well and good, but what does it have to do with roulette? Long story short, you can use the Fibonacci sequence as a way to progress your bets, with negative progression system. You’ll keep going along, betting, until you lose a spin. At that point, you will make your next bet the sum of the two previous bets. The system is a way to “downgrade” your losses on a winning streak, by trying to cover the losses of a previous bet.
Like any roulette system, however, this one will not alter the effects of chance on the roulette wheel. It can help you manage your capital, and keep you from running into problems with table limits, but it is in no way a magical system for walking away from the table with your pockets bulging with cash.
If you use the Fibonacci system of roulette, you’re best off using it with small stakes, and using it infrequently, for fun. Try it when you play online roulette, you could even refine the system on their free mode. But remember you’re not going to retire on just using this system.