The secret agent 007 represents a true style icon, famous all over the world. Born from the imagination of Jan Fleming, who made him the protagonist of his books, it has reached the apex of popularity thanks to the many films based on his literary works.

To carry out the missions entrusted to him, James Bond frequents the refined circles of the international jet set, drives luxurious and sports cars – his Aston Martin is famous – drinks martini-based cocktails and, thanks to his charm, seduces beautiful women.

Since he is a gambling enthusiast, even the most prestigious casinos are a fixed destination for Bond. At the green table, between an episode and a drink, he tries to steal information about his enemies or meets other characters useful for his missions. His Majesty’s agent usually delights in Baccarat, roulette and occasionally even with poker.

Not many people know that there is also a roulette betting system named after 007: let’s find out together.

How the James Bond method works

This strategy can be used to bet on French or European Roulette, requires 20 stake units and requires bets to be placed on a selection of numbers and sections.

If you want to try the method named after agent 007 it is not necessary to go to one of the “physical” casinos, just take a look at the platforms preferred by users that offer a welcome bonus , especially recommended for those who are not yet very familiar. 

First of all it is good to remember that even if it is called a “system”, it is always a bet, so the result is never guaranteed, in addition to the fact that roulette is not a game of prediction and therefore all the numbers on the wheel can go out with the same probability. Furthermore, this strategy is based on aiming for a small amount to win before losing a large one, so it can only work in the short term, while in the long run the risk of loss is high.

That said, the James Bond is nothing more than a “column” betting strategy. It requires a starting capital of at least 200 euros, which must be wagered for each hand to be divided as follows: 

  • 140 euros on the high numbers, that is the quadrants from 19 to 36;
  • 50 euros on numbers from 13 to 18;
  • 10 euros on 0. 

Based on the possible results, these situations could occur: 

  • if you hit a number from 19 to 36 you will be paid 280 euros, that is double the stake, which corresponds to a profit of 80 euros (the initial 200 euros must be subtracted);
  • if you hit a number from 13 to 18 you will be paid 300 euros, which subtracted the money from the stake equals a profit of 100 euros;
  • if the 0 comes out, you will be paid 360 euros, which net of the stake of 200 euros corresponds to 160 euros of earnings;
  • if any number between 1 and 12 comes up, you lose everything and you will have to fall back on the Mantingala system on the next spin;

Advantages and disadvantages of the James Bond betting system

Although the results that can be obtained at roulette are completely random, the advantages and disadvantages of the James Bond betting strategy can be identified.

Among the advantages there is the fact that the player has the possibility to cover a single number and a 6 line (from number 13 to 18) which allows to earn, while partially hedging the risk of loss with an external bet ( from number 19 to 36).

The disadvantage of the system lies in the fact that it absolutely does not cover the numbers from 1 to 12, so if one of these were to come out you will lose everything. Furthermore, given that roulette is always slightly in favor of the house (both European and American, indeed this is even more unfavorable) in the long run the probability of losing is greater than that of winning.

Some tips for playing roulette

Regardless of whether you are using the James Bond system or any other method, some tips can be helpful in making the gaming experience enjoyable. 

At first it is important to remember that you are playing just for fun, if you lost today, do not continue playing with the belief that you will make up for your losses. Keep in mind that this is one of the mechanisms that lead to gambling addiction , that is, the pathological form of play that is absolutely to be avoided. Just stop before you’ve lost too much. 

If you have decided to play online, the first thing to do is check that the platform you want to sign up on is AMD / AAMS authorized. To check it, you can look for the license number issued on the site or the logo of the Monopoly and Customs Agency. If you are not sure, you can also check that the site is on the list of authorized casinos in Italy. Using unauthorized sites you can risk losing your money, not having your winnings paid or suffering theft of sensitive data.

Before starting to play, always establish a maximum amount for the day and make a commitment not to exceed this limit. Managing your money well is probably the most important tactic for anyone who plays roulette.

One way to familiarize yourself with the game of roulette is to use the free or trial versions that all the best online casinos offer.

Don’t play too much money in one spin as you could lose everything. Also, if you have won, do not reinvest your winnings into new bets, but instead withdraw the money and continue playing with the initial bet.