Betting System in Focus: The 1-3-2-6 System

Yet another roulette betting system to add in your roulette gameplay arsenal is the 1-3-2-6 system. It is a variant of the Paroli System. The goal here is quite simple: achieve a streak of four wins. Other than that, this betting scheme helps you make considerable profit along the way while at the same time, forces you to take stock after every four bets.

Below, we explore how the 1-3-2-6 System is utilized in the game, as well as its positive and negative aspects.

How to Play with the 1-3-2-6 System

As with many popular roulette betting systems, 1-3-2-6 is simple to use and that it works perfectly with inside bets, which pay out even money. We’re talking about bets like Red/Black or Even/Odd, specifically.

The thing to remember when playing with the system is for you to decide and establish the betting unit you plan to wager throughout the game. A good rule of thumb: if you have a set amount of bankroll that you are ready to lose, set your betting unit between 2% and 5% of that figure.

For the uninitiated, a betting unit is the amount to where you based on how much you stake on your first bet on any sequence.

Back to the system, let’s assume that you are using 1 betting unit and that your first bet would be £10. Multiplying it accordingly with 1, 3, 2, 6, you get £10, £30, £20, £60. This series of numbers is how you pattern your wager in the sequence.

So, if you win each bet, you simply have to follow the progression: invest 1 unit on your first round, 3 units on the second round, 2 units on the third round, and 6 units on the fourth round. Roulette players who want to take their game to the next level would often improvise with the starting betting unit. What they do is that in the first round, they bet 2 units, second round – 6 units, third round – 4 units, and on the fourth round – 12 units. You get the idea.

If you manage to win four consecutive bets, then the system is successful and the sequence is complete. From here on, you may start betting again with the first unit.

Given the details, it would seem like the system is quite easy to follow, right? However, it becomes a little bit complicated when you factor in the losses.

The rule of the system is that, if the player lose, at any stage, he needs to go back to one betting unit. This will be the case until he wins the whole sequence.

To better understand the concept, here’s a quick illustration:

Type of bet: Outside Bet/Even Money on Red/Black

Bet 1: £10 – winners proceed to Bet 2 (losers begin again at £10)

Bet 2: £30 – winners go to Bet 3 (losers are down £20 and start again with Bet 1)

Bet 3: £20 – winners proceed to Bet 4 (losers are already up to £20 overall and start again with Bet 1)

Bet 4: £60 – winners pocket the total amount of £120, with a £20 investment (losers break even)

System Advantages

The apparent advantage of the 1-3-2-6 system is its simplicity; it’s easy to learn and remember. This system is appropriate for those who are quite wary of their bankroll as there’s no need to increase the stakes when a round is lost.

Yet another reason to try out the system on your next online roulette game session is that it calls you to go back betting on the first unit after four consecutive wins. Although the amount is relatively small, you are still able to lock-in significant profits from that winning streak.

System Disadvantages

As with any roulette betting system, the 1-3-2-6 system also has its own drawbacks. Its main pitfall is that it fails to overcome, or at least offset, the house edge. And as hinted above, amassing profits could be a little bit grindy for the player. Most of all, the system relies greatly on luck for you to complete the entire sequence and render it effective.

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