Does the James Bond Roulette Strategy work? (Full test with Results)

26 May 2020
Aaron Braund 26 May 2020
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Does the James Bond Roulette Strategy work? We test this popular method and show you our results. Spoilers: we increased our bankroll by 30%. See how we did it.
James Bond Strategy in Action
The James Bond roulette strategy in practice

The James Bond Roulette strategy has been attracting a huge amount of attention in recent years. Despite 007’s edgy lifestyle and choice of career, his roulette method is surprisingly safe, with the added kick of an occasional inside win. Here we explore the strategy - and show you our results during 20+ game rounds.

What you will learn in this article:

  • How to use the James Bond roulette method
  • What our bankroll looked like after 20+ game rounds
  • Whether the strategy is worth your time and chips

How to use the James Bond Roulette Strategy

You start with a £200 bankroll (scale up or down depending on the size of your actual bankroll), and bet £14 on one column, £5 on another and £10 on the green slot. If none of your numbers come up, you simply double the amount you bet next time. 

A great way to test out roulette strategies is via some real games, and that’s exactly what we did with some simulated roulette sessions at Pots of Gold, who have a number of European tables streamed in via Evolution Gaming’s facility in Latvia.

James Bond Roulette Strategy Tested

So, what happened when we tried the James Bond Method? We planned 3 betting rounds of 10 spins each - a reasonable number for the purposes of illustration. Unfortunately, we couldn't keep to this number of betting rounds, as you will see later. We bet £14 on the top column (3,6,9, 12 15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36); £5 on the middle column (2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35) and £10 on the zero. Here are the outcomes:

Round 1

  • The first spin landed on 3. At 2:1 that turned our £14 into £42, taking us up to £242 for a cost of which cost us £29, leaving us with a total bankroll of £213.
  • Then a 9 was spun - another column win taking us to £226.
  • Then 28 – our uncovered column. That cost us £29, taking us down to £197. Now it’s time to double up, with a total of £58 bet.
  • Next came 14, taking us £30 up for a cost of £58, leaving us with £169.
  • We now reduced our bet back to £29, and a 4 was spun, taking us down to £140.
  • Then we doubled our bet to £58 again, and 5 was spun, taking us down to £112.
  • Then we reduced our bet to £29 again and an 11 came up – taking us to £98.
  • Then came a 32 appeared, taking us to £84.
  • Another 3 took us to £97

Finally a 19 took us down to £68

Round 2

  • An 11 took us to £86
  • A 6 then took us to £99
  • Next came a 1: This cost us £29, taking us to a round £70
  • We then doubled up and spent £58. A 32 was spun, yielding £30 – so an overall loss of £28 taking us to £42
  • We then dropped back to £29, and lost the lot when a 19 came up, taking us to £13.

Unable to double our bets, we wagered what we had left and were unable to continue using the James Bond method. We therefore quit with our £13 intact.

Round 3

This was our last chance for the day, and the numbers came up as follows:

  • First to appear was a 12. This took our bankroll to £213
  • Then came a 6, taking us to £226.
  • Then a 33 was spun – now we were at £239.
  • A 34 lost us £29, taking us to £210
  • We then doubled up and spent £58 for a £30 win, taking us to £182
  • Back at the £29 bet level a 1 came up, losing us £29, taking us to £153.
  • We therefore had to double up again, and this time the zero came good: Great news, with a £58 bet yielding a return of £720. That takes us up by £662 to a total bankroll of £815.
  • A 10 lost us £29 leaving us with £786
  • We therefore doubled up, spending £58 and an 8 came up to take us down by £28 to £758

Finally, we ended up with a 36, taking us by £13 to arrive at £771.

As you can see, there will be many times in your James Bond-inspired roulette play sessions when things seem pretty bad. But the eventual, inevitable appearance of the magic zero will change everything.

We started out with three £200 bankrolls - £600 in total – and ended up with just £68, a complete disaster at £13 – and finally £771, taking the total bankroll to £852. 

That’s not bad for a day at the tables, and show you just what sort of a ride you might expect. 

Should you use the James Bond Strategy?

These outcomes were taken directly from real games on real tables, and as you can see they ebb and flow as you’d expect.

But they show that decent returns are very achievable, so when trying this method don’t panic if things seem to be going out of hand. 

After playing thousands of spins over a lifetime you’ll be seeing the ball land in green on plenty of occasions, and when it does whilst you’re using the James Bond strategy you can be sure of a huge upwards change in your bankroll.

To many, the idea of emulating 007 seems too good to be true, but the reality is that anyone can use his approach to roulette. 

It won’t require you to perform any near-lethal stunts, take on highly-trained Soviet assassins or converse fluently in several oriental languages. You just follow the formula, and wait for the cash to start building up.