The Martingale Strategy for Roulette

The Martingale strategy is not only for Roulette but can apply to any game where there are 50/50 odds of winning- even though the odds are not really 50% with 0 and 00 also options depending on the type of Roulette being played.

Either way, this is one of the most popular strategies for playing Roulette and is extremely simple to follow. In this strategy you will need to bet on a 50/50 choice, such as black or red, or high or low, or odd or even. If you lose based on your selection, you will simply double the original bet until you win.

In this approach you may not have big winnings but are likely to keep winning eventually, which brings us to a couple of the drawbacks of this approach. Winning is based on the ability to keep doubling the bet which is not possible based on maximum betting amounts or simply the amount of cash in your pocket. Each round also only has a 50% chance of giving you a win, which technically means that your odds of winning do not improve with each round, although it will probably not be black all night.

Tips for the Martingale Strategy

The best option is to find a table with a low minimum betting amount and a high maximum betting amount, which means that you can keep doubling the bet for quite a few rounds. The second tip, which is not written in stone, is to stick to one option, the same colour etc. This makes it easier to keep track of the game or how you are playing, without switching up the odds. The last tip is that once you win, you should return to the original betting amount or leave the table.

The Reverse Martingale Strategy

Although not as popular as the “regular” Martingale Strategy, the reverse uses the exact opposite premise, where you double you bet with each win and half it with each loss. This relies on the player maximising winnings while on a hot streak without forking out more money than the original betting amount. The most important part of this strategy is knowing when to quit while ahead, which can be tricky for the most restrained players.

The D’Alembert Strategy

This strategy is very similar to the Martingale and Reverse Martingale, but not as risky or potentially pricey. Simply put, you will increase your bet by a set amount after each loss, such as +1, while decreasing it by the same number after each win. In this way, if your wins equal your losses, you will have made a profit and can walk away.    

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