The Paroli ranks as one of the most popular roulette betting systems because it is quite simple to use. The system gives you the chance of winning pretty big without having to bet too high. It is based on a positive progression which means players reduce the size of their stake after each loss and increase it after a win. A lot of players have claimed that the system is not in any way frustrating, and keeps up their positive attitude even in the unfortunate case of losing. The Paroli roulette system continues to be used by players looking for help in them winning in the long run. It is considered especially suitable for players who make even-money bets.
How Does The Paroli System Work?
Of course you could also choose inside bets when playing with the Paroli strategy, although it is easier and more typical to go for the very outside bets, such as red/black, even/odd or 1-18/19-36.
First, the player needs to set a basic betting unit, for example, $5. If your first bet wins, you double your stake to $10. If you succeed with the second bet, you stake $20. If your third bet loses, you reduce your stake to the original basic betting unit of $5. Please note that after three consecutive winning bets, it is recommendable to drop down to your basic betting unit. The biggest advantage of the Paroli is its very simplicity – the system is easy to learn and master. Besides, it prevents players from chasing their losses and provides them with the opportunity to generate consistent, though small profits.
An Example of The Paroli System
The easiest way to understand the Paroli system is to look at an example – let’s say you bet one chip on black. If black shows up, you will just leave your original bet and your win, so a total of two chips, on the layout – this is the first progression. If now you win again, you will leave your total of four chips on the betting area for the next round. One more win and you have made 8 chips already. If you want to go for one more progression (this would be number four) and you win, you would have made already 16 out of your original one chip. Theoretically you can do this for however long you want, depending on what you’ve personally decided in advance.
If you lose in-between, which is obviously going to happen quite frequently, especially if you are going for a higher number of progressions, it is not that big of a deal. Most of the chips you lost were the bank’s anyway, since your own original bet for each round was only one chip.
As you can see, it doesn’t hurt so much to lose a few rounds in a row when using the Paroli roulette system, because the bet you put in yourself is relatively small. And if you do win, in most cases it should cover all your previous losses.
The Paroli System and Mathematics
So now the question is how many progressions should you try to go for before you take in your win and start all over again with your original bet? If you’re a player who loves the thrill, you could for instance, decide not giving up until you had five successful progressions. In this case you have a nice and big win to look forward to, but obviously the probabilities of you losing a lot until you get there (maybe even your whole budget) is pretty high. Another player might prefer going through only three progressions, which ensures more frequent but smaller winnings.
Let’s take a closer look at the mathematical probabilities here – there is a 18/37 chance to win playing on one of the very outside bets – you see it is not exactly 50%, because in addition to the pairs (18 a pair, so 36 total) there is the green zero field as well. So for example, what is the chance of winning four times in a row?
18/37 x 18/37 x 18/37 x 18/37 = 0.056 → 5.6%
Statistically there is a 5.6% of winning four times in a row on one of the very outside bets, like red/black, even/odd or 1-18/19-36. There doesn’t seem to be a very good chance, but in most cases the win, that you will get at some point, will be high enough to cover the previous losses.
How to Use The Paroli Strategy in a Casino
If you want to use the Paroli roulette strategy in a real casino you should let the croupier know about it, by telling him how many Paroli progressions you want to do. This is important so he knows who the bet and win on the layout belongs to, and also that it shouldn’t be removed until after a certain amount of rounds. When playing Paroli roulette online, you have to place the bets yourself after every round. If you get a little confused you can always take a look at the box that displays the course / layout of the game.
Long Term Winnings Using Paroli?
When playing roulette using the Paroli system you can expect lots of little losses, and few big wins, that statistically will balance out on the long run (not considering the house advantage, but of course that can’t be compensated). Please note that the results of all calculations are not valid for predicting a real game. They are nothing more than mathematical averages and in reality everything might go completely opposite for you.