Martingale in roulette

The Martingale strategy is one of the most common staking methods used in roulette, one of the various types of casino games available on sites like, without people actually knowing they are using it!

In basic terms, the strategy requires you to increase your stake after a losing spin in order not only to chase back previous losses but also to ensure you show a profit from your session. This is what a lot of people automatically try to do when they start losing some of their bankroll.

The Martingale System suggests that after every losing spin of the wheel you should double your stake in the very next game on the exact same selection. For example, if you start by playing with a £1 on red, and black appears, in the next game, you will place £2 on red. This process is continued until you hit a winning number. If in this example, red did come out in the second game, your total stakes would accumulate to £3 and your return would be £4.
In theory, Martingale has come up with a really good strategy.

However, it must be stressed that in order for you to get the best results from this method, you have to be playing outside selections where the odds are even money. If you decide to implement these tactics on individual numbers, or other selections where the odds of winning are higher, you could end up losing a lot of your bankroll very quickly.

The downside to this strategy is the obvious, which is, if results go against you, the consequences are that you will lose a lot of money. However, probability suggests that, eventually, as long as your bankroll can support you, you will get a winning result and therefore end up with more than you started the session with.
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