# The Martingale Strategy – A Betting System

The Martingale strategy is classed as one of the oldest betting systems and it originated in France in the eighteenth century. There are many sites giving you the mathematic equations to help the gambler understand the Martingale strategy, but within this article I will give you the simplified form of the Martingale system.

The main strategy behind this can be explained by the following example. Let’s say you have \$5; you place the \$5 coin on the table then the online casino accepts the \$5 coin. If you lose the \$5 coin the online casino uses a Martingale system to make the \$5 coin so that you can have a chance of getting it back. The example above using the Martingale strategy with an online casino is really simple.

First the online casino has the table fixed at \$5, if you lose then the online casino uses the Martingale strategy and makes the next coin on the table start at \$6. In the example above the \$5 coin has been bet fifty times and the outcome is still not certain therefore the next coin is set to \$6.

Now the Martingale strategy breaks down. If you place a \$5 coin on the table and lose then the online casino will increase the next coin at the table to \$6. In theory you are due \$5+\$6= \$8. Now the \$8 coin has been played fifty times and the online casino has not paid you, so you’re back at \$5. The \$5 coin is played again and you lose. The online casino then pays you \$8. The scenario above is called an infinite sequence. This strategy is often implemented to make online casinos believe the online casino software is not authorized.

Most roulette DewaGG are not equipped with the Martingale strategy and so they fatten the roulette wheel and make the probability wildly more favorable to the casino.

The Martingale strategy is a losing strategy. In fact it is mathematically impossible to win with the Martingale strategy. Say you bet \$5 on red. If you lose then the online casino uses the Martingale strategy and increases the next coin at the table to \$6. You bet \$6 and lose. In the infinite scenario you are due to lose and the online casino wins.

Online Casinos can not use the Martingale strategy effectively because their house edge is far greater than the Martingale strategy, which in turn is effectively useless for online casinos. Yet many people still can’t and simply will not believe there is a strategy of any kind that can beat the Martingale strategy.

Are people really that blind to use the Martingale strategy in online casinos? I think so, but others seem to be State or national casino bonuses depending on where you play, and in some cases no deposit bonuses where you play at all.

Are people feeling lucky and making bets they know nothing about? Maybe, but we’re in the business of getting money on our casino, not just pure lucky bets and getting paid for them. But the casinos are smart, they know people will make bets that are not statistically likely to be successful. Which is why the casinos don’t draw the money in with just a lot of bets.

In the example I used above with the +3 against the -3 the simple correct answer would be that the casino is just making a lot of small bets, typically to less than half the players bet. The larger the bet, the less return the casino will give.

As for games with no house edge, well they can’t really be beaten. Because the odds won’t change with each round if the bets are the same. The casino uses odds to even the playing field but that’s over the long term. Right now if you were to bet \$5 on black in a heads up match holding both dice you’d win \$20 roughly 75% of the time. That’s how the house edge works.

Hpless poker – There’s nothing in the mathematics of poker that says you can’t make a naked bluff. It doesn’t matter if it’s called for or not, if the situation warrants it the player can call the bet. Naked bluffing is when you gamble without a hand. In fact it can be accomplished on the turn or the river sometimes. But not very often as anyone who’s tried it will tell you.

Naked bluffing is yet another aspect of poker that has been around since the beginning of the game. Actually it goes back to at least the 1919 Chicago White Sox vs. Hoy tackling something in baseball that started years earlier involving bets on baseball games.