Pivot System

pivot systemHere is a quick guide to the Pivot Roulette System. Please also read the notes at the bottom of the page.

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The Pivot System:
This system is easy to understand and involves you going after "hot numbers", ie repeaters. While there are undoubtedly "hot numbers" during a session of roulette (ie numbers that crop up more than once), the difficulty is in predicting them! It's easy to point them out in hindsight.

Quick Guide to a Pivot System

  1. Write down the numbers that drop in as you sit it out at the wheel (alternatively, if you are playing roulette online, play low risk bets on a flat betting profile like red/black bets to minimise any risk- you might even come out ahead at the end of it).
  2. Wait for a number to repeat (your Pivot System).
  3. Bet on that same number for 35 spins or until it comes up again, whichever is the sooner.
  4. Flat bet (make equal bets each spin).
  5. If your number comes in again, you are in profit..

Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Flat betting- so your risk is minimised (unlike the Martingale for example).

Cons

  • There is an equal chance of any number coming up for each spin. Future results do not depend on past events in roulette
  • This can be a slow way to grind out a profit (it depends on how much you bet and how quickly the number drops in, of course)
  • You are covering only 2.7% of the table in European Roulette and 2.6% in American

More Details
This System is basically the Makarov-Biarritz (single number variant) and a cousin to the Law of the Third System. Both systems seek to capitalise on the frequent observation by players that in any given set of 36 spins on a roulette wheel, roughly only 2 thirds of the numbers drop in. The other third are "sleepers". The longer your session, the more likely that the distribution of numbers will even out, but in shorter time frames, the Law of The Third can often be seen in play. Many numbers repeat. But which numbers? The Pivot System reckons that numbers that repeat will repeat again (and here we say they might, but the difficulty is in the prediction).

The amount bet is the same for every spin (flat betting). If the same number comes up again you will post a profit (or you'll break-even if it drops in on the 35th spin). When that number comes up again (or you hit 35 spins), you choose the next number on your list that last repeated and bet on that for 35 spins, and so on.

We'd advise that you set a strict stop loss and profit target for the system. Walk away when you hit either of them. plus set yourself a time limit. Walk away when yo hit that too (that's good advice in general when you're playing roulette, by the way).

The Gambler's Falacy
Yes, numbers repeat, but here is no way to predict which numbers will repeat. Every spin is a mutually exclusive event. Don't get sucked in by The Gambler's Fallacy, which is the belief that future results have some dependence on past results.

By all means, play this betting system to help you set your profit target or limit your losses. Just remember, that the Pivot Systme will not move the odds in your favour.

Where to Play The Pivot System
With any system that relies on "hot numbers", we'd recommend you at least play it on a physical wheel, rather than a virtual roulette wheel which will have no imperfections. You can do this on the live roulette tables over at Betfair.