A woman’s (Sylvia Trench) complimented on her courage during a game of chemin-de-fir (a variation of baccarat) at a packed casino in Monte Carlo. She returns the favour – praising her opponent’s luck – before asking him his name…
Have you ever used a betting system in roulette strategy? There are many out there, from progressive to physical to non-progressive, yet none are quite as cool as the James Bond. But what exactly is this system?
The James Bond is a flat betting system (there are a few varieties of it, though), which means you need to wager the same amount every spin. And even though many people bet £200 per game, we recommend limiting your bets to £20.
Here’s what you need to do to start using the James Bond:
1. Bet £14 on the number range 19-36.
2. Wager £5 on the line bet 13-14-15-16-17-18.
3. Put £1 on 0.
And after you lay these three bets down, you’ll have 25 of the 37 slots on the roulette wheel (only play the European version) covered – giving you roughly a two-thirds chance of winning. Now let’s look at all the possible outcomes from this spin:
· If the ball lands on 19-36, you win £8.
· If the ball lands on 13-18, you earn £10.
· If the ball lands on zero, you make £16.
· If the ball lands on 1-12 – the area you haven’t covered with your bets – you lose £20 (the stake).
Since your bets cover most of the board, you tend to win quite often. It’s also one of the easiest systems to play. However, the set betting numbers can feel a little restrictive and as with the Martingale betting system, there’s a big risk you could hit your betting limits before winning back your money. Finally, despite its cool name, like all the other betting systems, the James Bond cannot beat the house edge.
Get to know this system inside out by using it online in free games. And before you start playing for cash, always set ceilings for stakes, wins and losses as you need to know in advance the best time to walk away. Finally, never use the progressive variation of this system (where betting stakes increase every spin) as you’ll find it hard to recover all your losses (due to table limits, etc.).
…“Bond. James, Bond,” the man tells Sylvia Trench in one of cinema’s most iconic moments. Since gracing our screens in Dr No in 1962, James Bond has gone on to become one of the movie world’s most famous characters and has even been praised for popularizing casinos. Thus, perhaps it’s no surprise that these days people turn to 007 for inspiration on the roulette wheel. And now that you know the James Bond system – warts and all – and have been taught how to use it, why don’t you start playing like the super spy?
And, win. Win big!
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