Oscar’s Grind Roulette Strategy

The Oscar’s Grind system is a relatively new strategy. It was developed in 1965 is designed to help the player recoup their losses.

This is a positive progression system, so you’ll be betting more when you’re on a winning streak, hopefully bouncing back from a few unpleasant setbacks.

Video Tutorial

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How To Use The Oscar’s Grind System

The point of this system is to reclaim any losses that may have incurred during your game. In practice, it goes something like this:

  • Choose a starting amount to bet with; make this relatively low as you’ll be betting more than this. We’ll refer to this amount as 1 unit.
  • When you win, place an extra unit on top of your previous bet.
  • When you lose, return to your initial bet.
  • If you break even, stop playing.

This is a slightly unusual system as when you have broken even, you’ll either need to stop playing or switch to a different system. It’s more of a recovery contingency than a strategy in it’s own right.

The idea behind this system is that you can quickly regain your losses while minimalizing further damage. To do this you bet as little as possible when you’re on a losing streak, whilst betting more and more when you hit a winning streak.

Here’s an example of the Oscar’s Grind system in action:

  • Place 1 unit and lose (-1).
  • Place 1 unit and lose (-2).
  • Place 1 unit and lose (-3).
  • Place 1 unit and win (-2).
  • Place 2 units and win (0).

Even though you’ve had more losses than wins, you’ve still managed to return to your starting amount. At this point you would either switch to another system or stop playing for the day. After all, you’ve had fun, and that’s the real objective!


  1. Can quickly regain your losses with just a couple of wins.
  2. Easy to learn, making it a viable choice for beginners or casual players.
  3. Cons

  4. Hitting alternating wins and losses will render this system useless.
  5. Losing after a winning streak will diminish your winnings quickly.
  6. You’ll never see a profit from this strategy.

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