The famous Martingale System is an old, yet well-known roulette strategy with French origins
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What is the Martingale Roulette Strategy?

November 6, 2023

The classic casino game of roulette has been around for hundreds of years, and even today millions of people continue to play it either online or in-person.

Nowadays the only difference is that the internet has given people more accessible knowledge regarding common strategies for modern players of the game.

One of these, the Martingale System, is talked about across the internet and if you’re a roulette enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it by now. However, what exactly does the strategy look like?

At its core, the system advises players to double initial bets following each loss until a win presents itself, making up for all the losses.  The system is designed for simple bets with a 1:1 payout such as Red/Black, Odd/Even and High/Low.

Perhaps by now you’re wondering how John Henry Martindale’s 19th century system is received today at live roulette games?

Well, in theory, ignoring the house edge, the probability of loss and gain are the same, so the value a player expects remains at zero. Although they may win a small amount in the end, these rewards are in correlation with how many games a player is willing to engage in.

Furthermore, the mathematics behind the system mean players will sometimes have to wager increasingly eyewatering stakes. It goes without saying that the anticipated negative number is closely related with the house’s edge and the player’s stake levels, so we don’t recommend this strategy as there are various ways it can go wrong.