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The Martingale Strategy

The Martingale Strategy is one of the oldest and most well-known betting systems in existence. It is also one of the easiest to learn, as there are no complicated calculations involved. The required math is very basic, and there are just a couple of simple steps to follow.

As a negative progression system, the Martingale involves increasing your stakes when you lose. It’s based on the theory that there is a low probability of you losing a large number of bets in a row, and that you will always win one eventually. As sound as this logic might seem, it’s ultimately flawed.

Say you wanted to use the Martingale system when playing baccarat. You decide that you’re going to use a base  unit of $5, and bet on Banker each time. Your first wager would therefore be $5 on the banker.. If Banker won, you’d keep the stake at $5. If player won, you’d double your bet to $10. If a player  came up again, you’d double your stake again. So you’d be up to $20.