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# Understanding the Fibonacci Roulette Strategy

November 2, 2021

Roulette is several centuries old, and the Fibonacci roulette strategy has been around for almost the same length of time. But what is it and how does it work?

You may have seen the Fibonacci sequence in other walks of life. It was invented by Italian mathematician Leonardo Bonacci in the 13th century after he spotted patterns in nature. The sequence works by adding the previous two numbers together to get the next. Beginning with zero and one, the Fibonacci sequence is as follows:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144

As you can see, the numbers get exponentially bigger as you progress through the sequence.

Some maths-loving roulette players decided to combine their two passions together to create the Fibonacci roulette strategy. It works by making even money bets (eg. red/black or odd/even), and increasing your wagers using Fibonacci sequence each time you lose.

Each time you make a losing bet, you add the value of your last two wagers together. Each time you win, you move two spaces back down the sequence (or stay at £1).

As with all betting systems, the Fibonacci strategy does not guarantee you’ll win and cannot overcome the house edge. However, it does provide structure to your betting and the negative progression means that the ups and downs of a gaming session can be kept under control.