Understanding the Fibonacci Roulette Strategy

fibonacci spiral

Roulette has been around for centuries, and the Fibonacci roulette strategy has been around for nearly as long.

But what exactly is it, and how does it function?

You may have come across the Fibonacci sequence in other contexts. It was invented in the 13th century by Italian mathematician Leonardo Bonacci after he noticed patterns in nature. The sequence works by adding the two previous numbers to get the next. The Fibonacci sequence, starting with zero and one, is as follows:

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

fibonacci spiral

As you can see, the numbers increase exponentially as you move through the sequence.

Some roulette players who enjoy math decided to combine their two passions to create the Fibonacci roulette strategy. It works by placing even-money bets (for example, red/black or odd/even) and increasing your wagers using the Fibonacci sequence after each loss.

When you place a losing bet, you add the total of your previous two wagers. When you win, you move two spaces down the sequence (or remain at £1).

Round
Stake
Result
Net Result

1
1
Lose
-1

2
1
Lose
-2

3
2
Lose
-4

4
3
Lose
-7

5
5
Lose
-12

6
8
Win
-4

7
3
Lose
-7

8
5
Win
-2

9
2
Lose
-4

10
3
Win
-1

 

The Fibonacci strategy, like all betting systems, does not guarantee a win and cannot overcome the house edge.

However, it provides structure to your betting, and the negative progression means you can manage a gaming session’s ups and downs.

Want to learn about other Roulette betting strategies? Check out the James Bond betting system.