Martingale Roulette System
With all of that being said, let’s look at the most popular roulette system, the Martingale System. This system has more validity because it is based on the way you bet and not the order in which the numbers come up. While there are numerous different versions of this system out there, the basic idea is that each time you win, you pocket your bet; each time you lose, you double your previous bet. When you double up like this and win, in theory, you gain your loss back from the previous spin. In addition, you’ll turn a profit of the value of the bet. Should you lose a third spin in a row, the Martingale System dictates that you would double your third bet, in theory, winning back one bet value.
For those bettors who have unlimited money in their pockets to bet on roulette, this may be very effective. If there were also no maximum cap set on the wagering limits at the roulette table, this may also be a very effective strategy. However, both of these statements are somewhat ridiculous. At a table with betting limits of $10 minimum and $500 maximum, the Martingale Roulette System would ultimately require you to place a bet higher than $500, should you be on a losing streak, and you would have to walk away with nothing, beat by the system itself. If you lost enough times in a row to surpass the table max, which is possible by the way, you would never logically be able to recover anyway, because you’d only be gaining one bet with every win.
This system may work for some players for a few hands, should lady luck be on their side, but online gamblers who enjoy roulette must admit to themselves that this is a game of luck and is in the exact same category as the lottery. There are games that incorporate luck and skill, like online poker for instance, but roulette just isn’t one of them.
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