Neighbour bet roulette

With all the different kinds of strategies for roulette on the internet, it can be rather overwhelming. Some of these strategies also require certain studying and note-taking before you can properly play roulette while using them. The Neighbour Betting System, luckily, is not one of them. This system is simple and thus ideal for players that aren’t familiar with all the different kinds of betting games. While this system may not be mathematical or very scientific, it does reduce the playing risk somewhat.

How does Neighbour Betting System work?

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Neighbour betting system

Many players use neighbour betting while playing roulette, but why and how? It does not matter where you decide to play roulette, online, live, or offline; you can apply this system. If you have a lucky number or feel that the roulette ball will fall on a certain pocket, this strategy will probably work well for you. In case the roulette ball does not stop in the pocket that you predicted, you will always have the chance that it does stop at one of the neighbouring pockets, which you have bet on. This way, you have less chance of losing your full bet than betting on only one number.

Different Types of Neighbour Betting

Direct Neighbours

If you’re playing at a land-based casino, you would give three chips to the croupier and tell him/her that it’s a neighbouring bet and your number of choice. Playing online will offer you the possibility of placing these chips yourself.

Double Neighbours

If you want to lower the risk of losing, even more, you can play with two neighbours on both sides of your number. This means that you bet five chips instead of three. The other two chips will thus be placed on the neighbour’s neighbours.

Triple Neighbours

If you really would like to play with as little risk as possible, it’s safest to bet with three neighbours in total. This means that you cover 1/7th of the wheel with chips, reducing your risk.


You’ve been seeing a lot of 11’s today, so you choose to bet on 11. For the double neighbour betting, this would mean that you also bet four chips on 30, 8, 36, and 13, as well as a chip on number 11 itself, of course.

Does Neighbour Betting actually work?

Using the Neighbour Betting System, you are single reducing the risk for a bet that you are going to make anyway. This means that you have a higher chance of winning, if you feel, for whatever reason, that the ball will fall on a certain number.

To improve your winning chances, you can also use visual ballistics or the dealer’s signature tactic to deduce where the ball might land. Due to the unconscious similar timing that all dealers have at the roulette table when spinning the cylinder or ball. This would improve your chances even more.

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