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NHL Players’ Roulette Strategies

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There are as many ways to play roulette as there are to play hockey. And being good at either game takes strategy and practice, but nothing feels better than winning. We’ve matched up some of the NHL’s greats with roulette strategies that match their styles. And when you’re ready to play roulette like the stars, take a spin at Ruby Fortune’s mobile casino.

Table Of Contents:

Alexander Ovechkin: The Martingale Strategy

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Washington Capitals Left-wing MVP Alexander “Ovi” Ovechkin, or “The Great Eight” is a powerhouse, with eight NHL goal-scoring records in his eighteen-year career. If you met him at the roulette table, you’d likely see him using the popular Martingale roulette strategy. It’s popular because it lets you come back from your losses while gaining slow and steady profit.

The strategy:

  • Start small. Find a table with a small minimum bet and high max bet.
  • Make a small wager on black/red, even/odd, or 1-18/19-36.
  • If you win it, keep your winnings and repeat. If you lose, play the same bet but double your wager.
  • When you win, keep the winnings and go back to your original small wager.
  • Whenever you lose, double your wager and give it another go.

The key to remember when you’re playing Martingale is that you will lose sometimes—even Ovi himself has had his rough patches over the years. But if you push to recoup your losses and are persistent, you’re likely to come out on top.

Sidney Crosby: The Reverse Martingale Strategy

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Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby known as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, not to mention the nemesis of The Great Eight, having beat him out repeatedly for the Stanley Cup. So it’s no surprise that they’d have opposite roulette-playing styles. You might see Crosby playing risky with the Reverse Martingale, racking up wins and trying to quit while he’s ahead.

The strategy:

  • Like the Martingale, you’ll find a table with a small minimum and high maximum.
  • Again, make a small wager on black/red, even/odd, or 1-18/19-36.
  • Here’s where it gets interesting: keep making the same bet until you hit it. After a loss, just keep betting small.
  • When you win, double the same bet. Win again? Double again. But if you lose, back off to your original bet.
  • The key to the Reverse Martingale is a tough one: it’s knowing when to walk away. If you keep doubling your bet on winning wagers, you’ll lose big if your hot streak ends before you walk away.

Not everybody can play like Crosby. You’ve got to be willing to get out there and make a bold bet…and maybe take a few hits.

Stéphane Quintal: The D’Alembert Strategy

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This retired star made his way around several NHL teams before his retirement in 2005. He’s now the senior vice president of player safety for the NHL, looking out for safety and making play rulings. So it makes sense that he would play it safe at the roulette table, too, with the D’Alembert Strategy. With this strategy, bets are increased or decreased slowly instead of doubling them.

The strategy:

  • Start the same as before, with a small wager on black/red, even/odd, or 1-18/19-36.
  • If you lose, increase your wager by one. If you win, decrease it by 1.
  • When you’ve had the same number of wins and losses, it’s time to walk away.
  • If you hit a losing streak, wait it out until you start to win again. Same for winning streaks—keep playing until your wins equal your losses.

If you can keep track of the numbers of wins and losses, the D’Alembert Strategy will put you ahead when you walk away from the table. Quintal always knows how to make the right call, so this strategy keeps him in the black.

Alex Killorn: The Fibonacci Strategy

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Alex Killorn, of the Tampa Bay Lightning hasn’t had a long history in the NHL yet, but he’s already made his mark. He’s not just sharp on the field, he was the first Harvard alum to score a goal in a Stanley Cup final. His smarts and hockey skills might have him playing the Fibonacci strategy at the roulette table. It’s named after the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers studied in the early 1200s by Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa. Every number in the series is the sum of the two previous numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, etc.).

The strategy:

  • As usual, you’ll start with a small wager on black/red, even/odd, or 1-18/19-36.
  • If you lose, go up in the sequence for your next bet on the same space.
  • If you win, move back two numbers in the sequence.

The good thing about this mathematic approach is you can continue racking up winnings even if you lose more times than you win.

Gordie Howe: The James Bond Strategy

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Gordie Howe, known as “Mr. Hockey” was famous for his toughness, skill and nimble puck handling. He could also be called the James Bond of hockey, with his signature style and smooth wins, making him well suited to use the strategy favoured by Mr. Bond himself. Like Bond, you’ll need to be willing to go big for this one, and be comfortable with a little risk.

The strategy:

  • You’ll need at least CA$200 to play. Put CA$140 on the highs (19-36), CA$50 on numbers 13 through 18 and CA$10 on the 0 for insurance.
  • If any of your bets come through, you’ll win handsomely.
  • If the wheel lands on 1 through 12, you’ll lose your money and should finish up on a different strategy.

There are lots of ways to play the game, and lots of ways to win. And if you want to get your friends in on the game, try out some of these roulette variations. So get off the bench and go home with a W!

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