- What are the Double Street Bets?
- What are the Quad Bets?
- Which numbers you should bet on?
Anyone who has ever played roulette, either in a brick-and-mortar casino or online, has thought of various ways to beat the game. Over the long history of roulette, many strategies have been created but so far none of them has been proven to guarantee players consistent wins, especially in the long run. Traditionalists would argue that classic betting systems such as the Martingale, the Fibonacci, or the Labouchere are the best way to win in roulette, but an increasing number of roulette players are now relying on more modern methods. And some of the most popular tactics today are so-called Double Street/Five Quad systems.
This is a relatively modern idea according to which you need to cover large portions of the roulette table so that you can have greater chances of winning. Of course, similar concepts have existed in the past, but they have never been particularly popular among gamblers as they were seen as unreliable. In reality, there is no roulette system that can provide certain, solid, and consistent profits.
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Some tactics where you cover most of the table may offer players to “win” on every single spin. That is, indeed, possible. But a win is not always synonymous with profit – logically, when you bet on larger sections of the table, you also wager more money. If your bet is not balanced well, you may win the spin and at the same time, lose funds. This is why the Double Street/Five Quad systems are so effective – the allow you to cover a large area of the roulette table without risking too much.
What Exactly Are The Double Street/Five Quad Roulette Strategies?
These roulette systems are two similar variations of each other, both are based around covering a large amount of the board with a relatively small bet. With the double street quad system, a grand total of 17 numbers are covered on each spin, almost half of all. With the five street quad, further 4 numbers are covered. So it’s fair to say that, with both of these variations, one of your numbers will come up pretty regularly.
Double Street Bets
For those of you who don’t know, the street bets are three consecutive numbers across the table (e.g. 1,2,3 is a street, 4,5,6 etc…; or any three numbers that are in a line). A double street bet covers two streets, you can see in the images below how this is placed – the chip must be on the border of the numbered grid of the layout, right between the two streets. Also known as a 6 line bet, the double street covers 6 numbers and has a probability of 16.2%. At the same time, it offers a payout of 5 to 1.
Often called corner or square bets, quads are bets on blocks of four numbers. In European roulette, the probability of this combination is 10.80% and if it hits, players are paid 8 to 1. As the name suggests, this type of bet covers four numbers of your choosing, and you place a quad bet by placing the chip in the centre of these four numbers. Hopefully, I don’t need to explain what a single number bet is. (For more information on types of bets, see my ‘Roulette Rules’ page).
So Which Numbers Do I Bet On?
As explained above, there are different strategies to cover a large portion of the roulette table – you can bet on 35 numbers, you can bet on 17 splits, on 11 streets, on 5 double streets and many other. The key to finding the best cover-the-table system, however, is finding the balance between the size of your bet and the coverage you can secure. Otherwise, you will most probably win all bets but you will not be able to make profits, as you will lose more than you win. For this reason, many roulette players in recent years prefer the double street-quad strategy and the five quad strategy when trying to increase their chances of winning and leaving the table with a profit.
The Double Street Quad Roulette Strategy
Here, you will be betting two chips each on two double streets, along with one chip on a quad and finally one chip on a single number, as in this example. Overall, you will place bets on 17 numbers, which is almost half of all numbers on the wheel. As you can see, the numbers covered are 4 to 9, 16 to 21, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 34 as a straight bet.
You need to place a total of 6 chips – your street bets will reward you at 5:1, the quad bet 8:1 and obviously the single number bet will pay out 35:1, which makes it the real money maker. The idea is quite simple – the double street and quad bets keep you going. The single number bet is the one you’re really waiting for and should leave you with a healthy profit by the time it comes up.
The Five Quad Roulette Strategy
Rather than using street bets, this five quad roulette system means you’ll be placing five quad bets and one bet on a single number, as in this example. The quads are forming a zigzag shape on the table layout and include 1-2-4-5; 8-9-11-12; 13-14-16-17; 20-21-23-24; and 25-26-28-29. The straight bet is on 33.
This system works in a similar way to the double street method, only this time you’re covering more of the board, in fact, more often than not your numbers will come up. The reason behind this is simple mathematics – you bet on 21 numbers, 12 of them are black, while 9 are red. Just like the double street quad bet, this system requires placing only 6 chips on the table.
So Are These Systems For Me?
Both of these strategies are well suited to players with a relatively low bankroll, or someone who doesn’t want to risk too much. With so many numbers covered, and relatively small bets being made (of course, the value of the chip depends entirely on you), the odds on consistently coming up with a loss on each spin is negligible. Indeed, compared to other strategies, these two methods come with low risk, especially the five quad system where your bet covers more than 50% of the table. It is a wonderful solution for less confident players who have, until now, placed their chips only on the outside bets where both the risk and the payout are even lower.
Taking all this into consideration, we may conclude that these two tactics are better. Yes, losses may be rarer than when you use some other strategy. However, this does mean that the rewards aren’t quite as high as other systems. Even with the single number bet, don’t expect to go in with £100 and come out with £5000, it just isn’t going to happen. The idea is that along with the good coverage of the table, you will have a good, lucky day and you will be able to leave with a decent profit.
These two strategies are designed to provide punters with more control and with small, but frequent wins. For many roulette players, a system with a good longevity is preferable to a system offering huge rewards once in a while.
These systems are both appealing and I personally lean more towards the double street quad but that’s more of a personal preference. They may not be perfect, but they may prove to be extremely effective. If you have the patience (and you should if you want to be a successful player), these roulette methods can provide a nice profit over a relatively long period of time, without a great risk.
This is why their popularity is steadily increasing in recent years – these strategies are slow, but solid and reliable and unlike many roulette systems, they do not depend so heavily on luck and chance. And as you probably know well, luck is never enough when it comes to casino games where the house has the advantage. While the Double Street/Five Quad Roulette Systems will not be able to overcome the fixed odds of the game, they will greatly increase your chances of making a profit when playing roulette.