How to beat betfair Zero Roulette

betfair Zero Lounge games

These games are unfortunately no longer being provided by betfair.

The information below is for reference purposes only.

Zero Roulette strategy

Zero Roulette optimal strategy

betfair's No Zero Roulette is the only Roulette in the world with no zero.

In 'normal' Roulette, the casino has its advantage in the zero. The payout on any single number is 35 to 1, but the odds against are actually 36 to 1 - there are 36 chances it won't come up (35 'wrong' numbers plus the zero), and only 1 that it will. This difference between the odds and the payout is known as the 'House Edge'.

Because betfair's Zero Lounge Roulette has NO zero, the odds against a single number and the payout are the same - 35 to 1. In other words, the house edge is zero, hence the name 'Zero edge Roulette'.

Put simply, betfair expects to win nothing from its Zero Roulette! It therefore has the best odds and the highest payout of any online casino Roulette.

PS if you're new to Roulette and confused by the above, why not check out the video tutorial at the foot of this page?

Zero Roulette - update


Please note that at the time of writing (June 2015), betfair are not offering Zero Roulette as part of their casino. We're hoping that this will change in the near future, and will keep this page updated as we get information from betfair.

All other Zero games (Baccarat, Blackjack, Video Poker) are still available - click here for our strategies

Strategy to beat Zero Roulette

The 'true odds' nature of Zero Lounge Roulette should make things perfect for anyone wanting to use one of the many evens-chance gambling systems that we've tested. Imagine using the Martingale or the Fibonacci on a true evens chance Roulette - it would be like using it on a coin toss, you'd be guaranteed to win!

Well, betfair may be generous, but they're not stupid! They're as aware of these systems as we are, so to ensure they don't lose a fortune, they've set their table limits very low on these bets (see table).

What this means is that if you're using one of the doubling or progressive systems e.g. the Martingale or the Fibonacci, just four or five losing bets (this will happen quite often) will very quickly see you exceeding the table limits - and losing.

Bet Min Max
1-18 / 19-36 £1 £20
White / Blue £1 £20
Odd / Even £1 £20

The system to beat Zero Roulette

Fortunately, there's still one system that we are able to use against Zero Roulette - the 1-3-2-4 system. Of all the systems we tested it was one of only 3 (along with the Paroli and 1-3-2-6) that showed an overall profit on all six of our tests, but for the reasons we discuss in our summary, it's the most stable and consistent. In the 1-3-2-4 gambling system, the sequence of winning bets is simply

1, 3, 2, 4.

As long as you're winning, you progress through this sequence. If you win all four bets, you go back to the start. If you lose any bet, you also go back to the start.

The bets relate to a number of units, NB the bets relate to a number of units, so our recommendation is to bet in £5 units to maximise your winnings, but keep you within the table limit of £20.

To beat Zero Edge Roulette, your bet sequence is

£5, £15, £10, £20

Win - even when you lose!

You win big with the 1-3-2-4 when all four bets come up (a 1 in 16 chance)

But the great thing about the 1-3-2-4 is that as long as you win the first two bets (1 in 4), you're guaranteed to win, even if the third bet loses!

If your first bet loses, your loss is 1 unit.
If the second loses, your loss is 2 units (you'll have bet 4, won 2)
If the third bet loses, you make a profit of 2 units, because you'll be 4 units up after bet 2!
If the third and fourth win, your overall profit is 10 units.
But even if the fourth bet loses, you still come out with a profit of 2 units.


1. Alternating win
2. Alternating loss
3. Consecutive win
4. Consecutive loss
5. Good win
6. Bad loss

Overall result for all 6 tests


Break even
7 units loss
5 units profit
5 units loss
22 units profit
7 units loss

8 units profit

Zero Roulette - summary

betfair have deliberately made Zero Lounge Roulette difficult to beat. But you can still beat it!

Remember that betfair have made a loss in 28 out of the 130 countries where Zero Roulette is available and that in Greece they paid out at a rate of 100.02%, losing £29,700.

It's highly likely that those winning customers were using a system very similar to the one we've given above.

Try out our Zero Lounge Roulette strategy and Play for REAL money at betfair now!

Zero Roulette - video tutorial