The Fibonacci Roulette System

In math, the Fibonacci numbers are a sequence that begins with 0 and 1, after which every number in the sequence is the sum of the two previous numbers. This results in a sequence of numbers that rapidly grow larger: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and so on.

The Fibonacci numbers have many useful applications in math, and even appear in many places in nature. Given their fame, it’s no surprise that some have attempted to use the Fibonacci numbers as the basis for a roulette system.

How the Fibonacci System Works

It should not be hard to imagine how the basics of a Fibonacci roulette system might work. Essentially, you’ll be making your bet sizes according to a Fibonacci-like sequence, starting with a small bet and working up from there if you lose.

As with most roulette betting systems, the Fibonacci system is designed to be used with even money bets such as odd/even or red/black. You’ll start by making a small bet – in this case, we’ll start with a bet of $5.

It may help to write down the sequence before you begin playing, so that you can quickly refer to it rather than attempting to do the math in your head. In this case, our sequence would look like this:

$5 $5 $10 $15 $25 $40 $65 $105 $170 $275

Begin by making the first bet at the start of the sequence. If you win, continue making that same bet until you lose. Each time you lose, move one spot further along on the sequence. For instance, in our sequence, we’ll bet $5; if we lose, we once against bet $5. However, if we lose a second time, we move up to the $10 bet.

When you win a bet, you’ll move two spots back on the line. For instance, let’s say you’ve moved to the point where you’re betting $25. If you win that bet, you’ll move back down to the $10 level, as that is two places back in your sequence.

There is no set point at which the Fibonacci system ends; you can use it for as long or as short a period as you like.

Advantages and Disadvantages to the Fibonacci System

One of the nice things about the Fibonacci system is that it’ll usually cost you a lot less to play than other progressive betting systems like the Martingale. Obviously, the fact that you aren’t doubling your bet every time you lose is a major factor in this.

However, the other reason for this is that you move up the sequence by one spot every time you lose, but move down the sequence two places each time you win. Since you will win more than 1/3 of your bets, this means that the vast majority of your bets will generally be on the lower end of the sequence.

The major weakness to the Fibonacci system is one that it shares with the d’Alembert system – the fact that a win doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you’ll recoup all of your recent losses. For instance, if you lose your first three bets ($5, $5 and $10) and then win a $15 bet, you’ll still be down $5 after your win.

Who Should Use the Fibonacci System

If you’re looking for a progressive gambling system that’s aggressive, but not quite as exponentially expensive as the Martingale, the Fibonacci system might be a good call. It definitely give you more to keep track of and think about, which isn’t always a bad thing, since roulette can leave you with a lot of down time in between spins.

If you’re looking for a betting system that guarantees you’ll be ahead after every win, we’d recommend the Martingale system instead. If you’re looking for a slower progression to your bets, you might want to try the d’Alembert system.