Martingale system

Martingale system

2015-06-16 10:22:26 - Braňo "Ace"

You cannot start with a different strategy than Martingale. The Martingale strategy is legendary and the most popular strategy of players on all continents. Both novices and patient players love it.

If you are interested in knowing how the strategy started, it is actually something that you can bet on. One version says that it came about in the 18th century, in France while playing a game of heads or tails. Another version of the story claims it was invented by London casino owner John Henry Martindale. The strategy then received its name after his name was mispronounced. We will probably never know how it really originated.

As previously mentioned, Martingale is the most popular strategy among players, but not only roulette players. The reason why it is so popular is due to its relative simplicity and straightforwardness. There is no need to make difficult calculations and the player always knows where they stand.

Martingale strategy principle

The principle itself is simple and is derived from the theory of probability. The player starts by betting EUR 1 on any given color, for example black. If you have a series of wins, it is only up to you how much you bet. If you lose, however, you have to double your previous bet. That means if you bet EUR 1 and lose, your next bet on a color must be EUR 2. If you lose again, you again have to double your bet, this time to EUR 4. You continue in the same manner until you win. With this system, you should end each series ahead by the amount of the initial bet (in our case, EUR 1).

For a series where you hit the color you bet on at the fourth attempt, your bets will be as follows: 1+2+4+8=15. You bet EUR 15 in total. Your 4th bet was EUR 8 and your winnings are EUR 16. Thus you are EUR 1 ahead. How you plan to continue after winning is entirely up to you. We recommend always starting from the beginning.

Disadvantages of the Martingale system

Of course, the Martingale system has its weaknesses. Though statistically improbable, the biggest disadvantage of the system is losing a string of bets, after which you can lose all of your money around the 12th round of betting. Today, many games also have a betting cap. This means that a casino or specific game only accepts bets up to a certain amount. Martingale is 100 % successful only if you have infinite funds. Unfortunately, this is not possible and so you have to have that little bit of luck to go with your playing.


This system does not favour impatient players and those looking to win fast. Patience pays off more than anything; self-discipline is required even more. Not everyone is capable of sustaining a long losing streak and continue increasing their bets. Good things come to those who wait.

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