Roulette's Martingale Dilemma

Unibet premier league odds review: It’s one of the most famous betting strategies in the world but one that fails to help the serious roulette player.

The Martingale System is one that operates on one simple principle: if you lose a spin you double your bet and when you win your following bet must revert to your original amount.

In practice, the system looks like this: Player A bets $10 on red and loses his first spin. He then has to bet $20 on the next spin. At this point he loses again and is forced to bet $40 on his third spin. On this spin he manages to choose the correct colour and receives a payout of $80.

Thus, at this point the player has risked a total of $70 and enjoyed a total return of $80. This profit of one unit (in this case $10) is the reason why Martingale holds such a hallowed reputation in the gambling world.

However, experienced roulette players know that in reality the mathematical logic of the system falls down for two key reasons.

The first reason it fails is because the in a very short space of time the amount of money you’re required to bet become prohibitively high. Indeed, in the above example a continued run of six losing bets would have resulted in the player needed to risk $320 on their next bet. For most players this is simply too much money and the main reason the system is unusable.

The second fault is that casino’s impose betting limits at their tables. So even if your bankroll was infinite, you still couldn’t see the benefits of the system because you’d breach the casino’s maximum betting limit.

For both these reasons the Martingale System is one that can’t be employed as part of a successful roulette strategy. While its mathematical principle are sound on paper, in the heat of battle is simple impractical.