The Martingale Roulette Strategy 

Martingale Roulette SystemThe Martingale Roulette Strategy is one of the most popular and used ones. It’s also likely to be the oldest one, as Martingale was originally invented back in the 18th century, when it was used for the popular Coin Flipping game. It’s also widely applied to Roulette Even Money bets, such as red/black or even/odd.

Those who advocated the System were completely sure that there’s no chance of loosing, when applying Martingale. The main idea behind it is that a gambler should double his wager every time he losses. He does this until he wins – once a single Flip is won, profit is made.

While logically this really seems like a good system, after an intense research several flaws were found. More on that later in the article!


How To Use Martingale at the Roulette Tables?

As described in the beginning of this article, Martingale suggests that a gambler should double his wager after each loss and bet the starting stake every time he wins.

To start things off you need a starting stake amount – a bet amount that will be used for the very first wager, as well as used every time you win.

I’d suggest that you choose a wager amount that doesn’t represent more than 2% of total cash you have. If you have $1,000 to play with, start with $20 at most. For the sake of this example we’ll use exactly this, a starting bet unit of $20! We’ll be betting on an Even Money bet – the red.

  • You bet $20 and loose – double your wager.

  • You bet $40 and loose – double your wager.

  • You bet $80 and loose – double your wager.

  • You bet $160 and win – you’ve made a profit of 1 Unit and start the system again.

  • You bet $20 and win – keep betting the same amount.

  • You bet $20 and…

Why is Martingale Strategy flawed?

While the System seems like a sure thing, it really isn’t. As you saw in our example, we lost only 3 spins and were already required to bet $160. All of that came out of $20 starting wager! This is exactly where the flaw can be found.

It’s not uncommon to loose several spins in a row – even more than 10. If you start out by betting $20, your wager will be $20,480. I’m not sure who could afford that, given that a $20 starting bet was implemented.

To sum it up, these are the main reasons for this Strategy to be flawed :

  • It requires an infinitive amount of wealth, as it’s statistically possible to loose a dozen of spins in a row. A risk of ruin is very high, when applying this System.

  • All Casinos have betting limits. If you start out by betting $20, it’s very likely that a particular table won’t allow you to wager $20k / spin. Even if you have that much money..

The Benefits of using Martingale

While Martingale features several flawed aspects, there also are several benefits for using and following this Strategy :

  • You won’t loose your mind and will concentrate on following Martingale, instead of stressing out when it doesn’t go well.

  • Using a System is a lot of fun and that’s the main reason you should Play Roulette!

  • You’ll have a shot at winning a lot of cash, if you run good!