The James Bond Roulette Strategy – Pays More With French Roulette

James Bond 007“Bond, James Bond”. That is what you reply when someone asks you what system you’re playing. It will not always win, but when it does “it impresses”.

The James Bond roulette betting system is really quite easy to play because it consists of only three bets. Overall, you will win two out of three times because you are covering two thirds of the numbers on the roulette table.

In fact, you’re covering a little more than two-thirds because it also includes the zero.

See how easy it is to play roulette and find out which version will pay out the most. There is a difference!

How To Play The James Bond Roulette Strategy

James Bond Roulette Strategy

  • On each spin you are wagering 20 betting units. Each bet unit can be whatever amount you desire.
    1. For example if your bet unit is $1, your first bet is $14 on the high numbers 19-36
    2. Your second bet is $5 on the line 13-18.
    3. Your third bet is $1 on zero.
  • Wins
    • If your first bet wins, you will net $8
    • If your second bet wins, you will net $10
    • If your 3rd bet wins, you will net $16 with European Roulette plus another $7 when playing French Roulette.
    • After every win, start over and bet 20 units again.
  • Losses – If you lose, you will double your bets until you win.

The last step that calls for doubling your bets on losses is optional. If you are attempting to follow that rule, be sure that the betting table limit is very high.

For losses, some people prefer to- stick to doubling losses up to 7 times. Either way, that Martingale negative progression add-on can get expensive.

Numbers # Units Bets
High Numbers Bet 19 to 36 18 14
Line Bet 13 to 18 6 5
Zero Bet 0 1 1
Others 1 to 12 12 0
Total 37 20


A Secret Agents Trick

James Bond Diamonds Are ForeverMost people play the James Bond Roulette Strategy with European Roulette. But you should know that this strategy works a little better when playing French Roulette. When the ball lands on zero in European Roulette, players net 16 betting units because the zero pays out at 35 to 1.

However, in French Roulette players would also get back half of their even money bet because of the La Partage Rule. This results in an added payout of 7 betting units for a total net of 23 betting units.

In other words, with French Roulette players get the highest payout when the ball lands on zero.

This also occurs in European Roulette, but only when you are playing the Hamburg variant such as with the Betsoft version. At the, BetOnline, select the 2nd European Roulette game on their list to play and you will get the right version.

Profit On the Zero Bet

Zero Bet High Numbers Total Profit
European Roulette $16 $0 $16
European Roulette with Hamburg Variant $16 $7 $23
French Roulette $16 $7 $23


James Bond Roulette Strategy Variants

James Bond VariantsIt is also quite easy to play a variation of the classic James Bond Roulette Strategy. Player can simply switch around the standard bets and get the same results for different numbers.

  • With $1 bet units, place a $14 bet on the low numbers 1-18 instead of the high number.
  • Place a $5 bet on the 6 line 19-24, 25-30 or the 31-36 instead of 13-18.
  • Continue to place a $1 bet on zero.

In French Roulette, you still win $8 if the low numbers bet win, $10 if the line bet wins and $23 if the zero wins. Each loss remain at multiples of $20.

Betting Units

The James Bond Roulette Strategy consists of 20 betting units which are utilized as follows.

  • 14 units on the high number bet
  • 5 units on a line bet
  • 1 unit on the zero

In our example above, we use $1 as the betting unit for a total at risk bet of $20 per spin. That is great for mere mortals such as us. But do you think that debonair James Bond would play with such low stakes? I THINK NOT!

A suave agent of her Majesty’s Secret Service wouldn’t be caught dead betting $20. We might amp that bet up to $200. But if he wanted to impress the ladies or get the attention of criminal masterminds, you know the bet would be at least $20,000.

Regardless of the value of each bet unit, the ratio of units to bet type must be retained.

Bet Payouts

In this bet strategy, each of the three bets pays out at a different rate.

  1. High Numbers – If one of the 18 numbers wins, then the high numbers bet payouts even money at a rate of 1 to 1
  2. Line Bet – If one of the six numbers wins, this bet will pay out at 5 to 1.
  3. Straight Up Bet on Zero – Pays out a rate of 35 to 1

With only one bet unit assigned to the zero bet, it is easy to see that this bet acts as a type of insurance. But it still remains a vital part of the strategy. Do not try to save the bet or switch it elsewhere. It is an integral part of the overall win system. It also generate the most profit.

The line bet receives only one fourth of all the bet units. But with a higher payout ratio, this bet is also critical to the success of the entire strategy.

The high numbers bet receives almost three fourths of the betting units and covers twice as many numbers as the line bet. Even though it pays out at the lowest rate, it is likely to be the one bet that wins most of the time.

American vs European and French Roulette

As a Brit, James Bond would never be caught playing American Roulette. Even though it has a double 0, the house edge is higher and your profits will be less. It might seem lucky for a 007 to play a game with a 00, but it will not beat out the math.

Like every gambling system, this one can win in the short term but will always lose over the long term.

Tip: The best plan of attack is to win and then quit. Just like a spy, you will live to play another day.


What You Learn From The James Bond Strategy

I suggest that you try the James Bond roulette strategy on a few practice games. use betting units of $1 or $10 and even $100 each if your table allows it. Even with free play, you will automatically learn some key points about this system and every other system.

This is particularly true when you’re using French roulette with the La Partage rule or European roulette with the Hamburg variant. Many betting systems rely upon even money bets including the very popular and well-known Martingale system.

Even if the entire strategy does not win, you will learn that the La Partage rule gives you an extra edge. So remember, if the strategy uses even money bets, then you should remember to play French Roulette.

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James Bond and Casino Games

Casino Royale 007We all know that James Bond is fictional character is a series of entertaining and successful movies stretching back to the 1960’s. In fact, he was created in 1953 when author Ian Fleming published Casino Royale.

James Bond Books

After the success of his first book, the authors imagination and experience as a naval intelligence officer led him to create Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights.

  • In the Casino Royale book, James Bond faced off against the French villian Le Chiffre in a high stakes game of Baccarat, in which he lost all of his money. Only after getting money from the CIA did he finally win 80 million francs.
  • The 1967 Casino Royale movie also featured a game of baccarat.
  • In the 2006 Casino Royale movie, the game was changed to poker.
  • In the books, James Bond was said to favor roulette where he played a strategy of his own design.

Spoiler Alert: The James Bond Roulette Strategy as it is popularized and known, is NOT the one he played.

James Bond Movies

There have been many actors that have played James Bond in the movies. Everyone has their own favorite too! So let me give you a run down of all the movies, when they were released and who played 007!

  • Sean Connery – Dr. No 1962
  • Sean Connery – From Russia with Love 1963
  • Sean Connery – Goldfinger 1964
  • Sean Connery – Thunderball 1965
  • Sean Connery – You Only Live Twice 1967
  • David Niven – Casino Royale 1967
  • George Lazenby – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969
  • Sean Connery – Diamonds Are Forever 1971
  • Roger Moore – Live and Let Die 1973
  • Roger Moore – The Man with the Golden Gun 1974
  • Roger Moore – The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
  • Roger Moore – Moonraker 1979
  • Roger Moore – For Your Eyes Only 1981
  • Roger Moore – Octopussy 1983
  • Sean Connery – Never Say Never Again 1983
  • Roger Moore – A View to a Kill 1985
  • Timothy Dalton – The Living Daylights 1987
  • Timothy Dalton – Licence to Kill 1989
  • Pierce Brosnan – GoldenEye 1995
  • Pierce Brosnan – Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
  • Pierce Brosnan – The World Is Not Enough 1999
  • Pierce Brosnan – Die Another Day 2002
  • Daniel Craig – Casino Royale 2006
  • Daniel Craig – Quantum of Solace 2008
  • Daniel Craig – Skyfall 2012
  • Daniel Craig – Spectre 2015
  • Daniel Craig – No Time to Die 2021

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