The five quad betting strategy is one of many strategies you can use at the roulette table. But before we discuss the particulars of this strategy, let us talk about why you should be thinking of using a betting strategy next time you decide to play roulette.
Many players who enjoy playing roulette think that the game is completely about luck and nothing else. This is the reason why they often bet erratically at the table; they place chips in different positions after every spin and sometimes bet more than they would get in return should they win. Using a betting system will not only have your money in check, but should also give you a fair chance of winning against the house. This of course does not mean that you will be able to reduce the house edge by any means – the game of roulette has its house edge to begin with and there is just no way you can reduce that to work in your favor. The only thing you can do is play the bets that contain the smallest house edge, and that’s where strategic planning begins and ends. So, in other words, it is important to differentiate between strategies in terms of the game itself and strategies that can be employed in correlation with the way you wager your funds.
Playing with a betting strategy in mind will not only give you a chance to rebound from a loss but could in theory work positively in the long run. The only problem is that you will need to spend a longer period of time at the table and will only accrue a small profit at the end of the session. Now, the choice is entirely yours whether you want to go for a lucky win or play perceptively and be sure that you will have a better statistical chance at beating the game.
And so talking about statistics, we come to the five quad betting strategy for roulette. This particular betting system covers five quads at the inside layout plus an independent straight up number of your choice. It will be your choice whether the number will be within one of the quads you have chosen to play or outside all quads. Just as a reminder, quad bets are four number bets. You can place such bets by wagering a single chip at the corners of four neighboring numbers at the inside layout of the table.
Here is an example of how the five quad betting strategy can be employed at the roulette table:
The chips you place at the table will embody a zigzag pattern. It is important that the quads you chose to play with do not overlap.
Quad 1: 4, 5, 7, 8
Quad 2: 11, 12, 14, 15
Quad 3: 16, 17, 19, 20
Quad 4: 23, 24, 26, 27
Quad 5: 28, 29, 31, 32
Straight up number: the number of your choice, within or outside any of the five quads included.
Playing 5 quads at a time means that you will cover 20 numbers out of the 37 present at the European roulette layout. This gives you coverage of 54.05% on the table, unless you add an independent straight up number which will, in combination with the quad bets, give you a total coverage of 56.76%.
Each quad bet will pay 8 to 1 and a profit of three chips at a time. If you do not win, however, you will lose all 6 chips, which in essence means that you will have to win the next two games in order to make you money back. These odds are therefore not in your favor. What they do give you however is more time at the table and a chance to get the straight up number which will pay 35 to 1 odds.
Do not make the mistake of combining this betting pattern with the Martingale as this type of wager is not an even bet. If you double your losses you will not win back the same amount you have invested and will always fall short of your profit mark. The idea is that you will be covering more than half of the layout, meaning that with a little bit of luck you could beat the game. Try it out and see whether this system is the one that works for you.