The "Target" or "Parachute" methods described on various posts are excellent. They focus on escalating payouts rather than escalating bet amounts. In someways they make the wheel "work for you" rather than the opposite.
The standard "progression" (I'm reluctant to use the term 'progression') is usually in the form of ... Even Chance > Dozen > Double Street > Quad > Single Street > Split > Straight Up (one number).
I've been tinkering with a variation on this theme... with interesting results. I would like to share this information for comments, suggestions and further development.
My "tweak" on it is to begin with three Straight Up bets - then go to 2 Double Streets, 3 Quads, 3 Single Streets, 6 Splits then 18 Straight Ups. As typical with the "Target", these are all one unit flat bets. A win at any point locks up at least a one unit profit, and calls for starting the process again from the beginning.
By installing 3 Straight Ups at the start of each cycle, you have ongoing multiple shots at a 35-1 payout, and it costs no more than the EC, Dozen and one Double Street that normally fill these slots.
I play the SU's like Kav does... by picking one number and sticking with it all the way through. It's usually the number 1, which has no particular significance other than the ease of betting it on the computer with my mouse. I know that others prefer selecting other SU numbers in various ways... and there's nothing wrong with that... I believe it all comes out in the wash eventually. For me, staying with one number makes things easier to calculate and and analyze at the end of the day.
By reverting back to the starting SU bets at the end of each cycle, I was pleasantly surprised how many hits I got...and in times when things were slumping, the SU hits were really nice. it also gives you more shots at your SU's than you'd normally get running the basic Target/Parachute.
The below post is an image of my first results. These are not hand-picked...I am condemned to play the double zero wheel - being that I'm on the left side of the Atlantic. I suspect that single zero wheels might do slightly better.
I gave it a 1444 spin test run, which is one full numerical rotation of the double zero wheel (38 numbers x 38 spins = 1444 total spins).
Some items of note:
My starting point is 5,000 units. At my lowest point (4,954)... I was only down 9/10ths of 1% of my bankroll.
There were only 95 actual winning bets out of the 1444 bets placed... which is only 6.58 percent winning bets - yet I ended up with a 128 unit profit at the end of it all... which speaks highly of utilizing an increasing and varied payout method versus bet amount escalation.
There are other things to figure out with this such as optimal times to "parachute" out, recovery methods, win goals/loss limits, and other adjustments.
As always, I'm open to any and all suggestions and comments. Pride is no issue with me. We're all in this together... and I could have not thought of (or overlooked) some things. That's why feedback is important to me... I learn something new almost every time I visit this forum...and I'm grateful for it!