The Martingale Strategy – A Betting System

The Martingale Strategy - A Betting System

The Martingale strategy is classed as one of the oldest betting systems and it originated in France in the eighteenth century. There are many sites giving you the mathematic equations to help the gambler understand the effect a single spin has on the game of roulette.

The Martingale system is simple; you continue to bet in the hope that you will win. The problem comes when you lose and the stake required to win is too high.

What does not work:

  • Having a pattern for your betting decisions
  • Not knowing when to stop betting
  • Not basing your bets on probability

The Martingale System

The system is simple, you increase your bets after a loss and decrease your stakes after a win. The idea is that if you go on and win you will recoup all your losses and win an amount of profit. A successful history of the Martingale system is that most days you will come out ahead.

Casinos look for a variety of patterns to the gambler that they may be able to use in order to make the gambler give them their entire bankroll. Some patterns may be:

If a certain number or colour comes up you increase your bets• Keep a record of your bets• Bet on the same colour or number re-occuring

The Martingale System is Not Working

The Martingale system is bread and butter for the casino, you can’t apply this strategy in any other type of gambling. With slot machines, blackjack and roulette the house can win no matter what spin you take. The Martingale system will not work in these games as there is no memory of previous spins.

In the illustrated above example the red and black colouring would both eventually lead to the player’s maximum loss. Because of the variation of probability the casino is able to win on almost all spins. It isn’t luck as the Dewacasino are the ones exploiting the Martingale system.

The Martingale system is a simple system to bet with, you only need to decide how much you are prepared to lose and follow that rule. Casino’s love players who use this system and they do not mind losing a few chips with a few stupid machines. The casinos continue to exist because of the Martingale system.

Most people gamble and lose because they believe that there is no system of gambling. They will say to themselves I can’t win, there is no system, etc. A healthy betting system, and I can say this about the Martingale system, will stand in the face of these facts and say, “We have a system”. This will be repeated again and again and when the results come out casinos will accumulate more and more profits, not because of the Martingale system, but because of the players who use it.

Now you are thinking with yourself how you can take advantage of the Martingale system, (on the casino), and I say to you there is a way. The way is as you can see there are a series of numbers that are generated on the roulette wheel, (outside). If you bet on these numbers (and some people do) the are paid out at the rate of 35 to 1. You see if you bet on the same number for 36 spins you are paid out at 33 to 1, (adsx).

Because this nonsense system is so flawed it should not be used, (to win at roulette), you can use an arbitrage system to do the same thing. The Martingale system is to use the outside area of the table as your betting area. This is the best area to do so, (because it is where most spins are made).

Now you know how to play roulette, (outside area), bet on the colours and numbers instead of the numbers. Ravens, (one number equals to zero), six lines all of the same colour, (red/black), even/odd. Take a look at the table below to learn more.


To play any European table game, bet on the maximum wage column at the edge of your chosen number. Take a look at the table below to learn more.

Where you want to make your unprecedented bets, it is best to begin betting on an individual number for a few spins. Do this using your well familiar numbers if you wish to begin.