In the Martingale
roulette system, each bet is doubled after a loss, and you
go back to your starting bet after every win. You will win
one unit for every win, as long as you have enough money
and do not get to the house limit. Once you reach the
house limit, then you will lose the house percentage
because there is no place else to go.
There are many
variations of Martingale roulette system, and it can be
used with other methods. For example, you can use a
three-stage Martingale of 10-20-40 combined with betting
that the decision before the last one will repeat.... or
bet that the FIRST shooter (only) will throw a pass (or
don't pass). In this latter one you are betting only one
bet on each shooter.
Some people add one
or more units to each of the doubled bets. Others will
change to a parlay after a certain point (let the first
bet "ride" on the second bet after a win) and
bet the amount that it takes to win what you want to win.
Another variation would be to split it up and then win it
back one part at a time.... there are many variations of
Martingale roulette system, with which people swear they
roulette system, also called "Split Martingale"
or "Cross-Out" or "Cancellation" or
several other names.
In its simplest
form, you write down some numbers... let's say 1 2 3. Each
bet is the first and last of these numbers. In this
example, it is 1 and 3, which equals 4. If you win you
cross the two number off and bet the next two that are on
the outside. In this instance there would be only the
single two unit bet. If that wins you complete the series
and win a total of all of the numbers (six here). If the
bet loses, then you add that one number to the end of the
series. So, the first bet would be 4 and it loses, so you
add 4. That makes the next bet 1 plus 4, which is 5. And
This means that you
need to win only 1/3 of the bets PLUS two more and you
will complete the series and win the amount that is in the
series. Since you normally will win ALMOST half of your
bets, that means that you MUST win... or must you??
This has also been
done with many variations. One would be to use different
numbers, such as lots of ones in the beginning, to keep
the series from growing so fast. So, the series would be
something like 1 1 1 2 2 3. When you complete the series
you will win 10 units. The first bet is still four. You
must win 1/3 plus 3.
Other people have
devised ways of splitting it up when the bet gets too
high. Set it aside and win one series and then go back and
finish the second series.
There is a
"Reverse Labouchere roulette system" for the
brave at heart. You add the amount of the win to the end,
and cancel the 2 outside numbers each time that you lose.
The bet is the sum of these two outside numbers. This
gives you many very small losses in return for an
occasional very large win.
A parlay is very simple. You just
"let it ride." Make a bet, and then leave the
winnings there to ride on the next bet. This does not have
to be the whole amount. There is a method around called
"31" where you have a series which is 1 1 1 2 2
4 4 8 8 (for a total of 31 units). Your first bet is one
unit. This could be any bet from a dollar to 1/16 of the
table limit. It is 1/16 and not 1/8 because you must
parlay the 8 units. If that bet wins, you bet the same
amount again. If it loses you go up the series with a
parlay on each bet. Notice that if you win any of the
parlays you will be winning anyplace from one to nine
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