Of course, over the years, more experienced players choose strategies for themselves that increase the chance of picking up the treasured cash jackpot. One of the most popular strategies, which, by the way, wanders around all gambling, is Martingale. Its simplicity, based on probability theory, attracts players with its high chance of winning. But in all gambling there are pitfalls to which you need to pay close attention. The pros and cons of Martingale will be covered in this article.
Double and conquer
The essence of Martingale is as simple as God’s day – in the case of a lost game in roulette or another machine, the next bet should be twice as much. This makes it possible to return previously lost money with a subsequent bet or bets and earn even more than that. When, in the end, the bet is won, the player bets the initial amount again on the next game. There is one undeniable advantage here – Martingale allows the player to correctly distribute his bank, that is, this strategy makes sure that the player behaves calmly and adequately. And, of course, another plus is that a winning bet after, for example, five moves, wins back previous failed bets.
By the way, it is not necessary to double the subsequent bets in case of loss. If the bank allows it, then you can triple the amount, etc. Everything depends, again, on the bank, which will allow you to make several moves.
The antagonist of this strategy is Antimartingale. Here everything is exactly the same as in the above theory, only exactly the opposite. During a win, the bet must be nominally doubled, and after a loss – reduced. Yes, many players are faced with the fact that after a win a losing series begins, but do not forget that gambling is something that is gambling, which does not guarantee absolute success in all endeavors, even when using proven strategies.
Cat in a bag
All of the above is an ideal option, described in theory. In practice, everything looks different. Yes, on paper the theory looks very attractive, but on the Internet about Martingale and its antipode are trumpeted at every turn. However, it is worth knowing that casino owners themselves are quite familiar with this theory. For example, after a series of 7-8 steps, the player simply will not be able to make the next bet due to blocking. That is, the casino corny makes a limit on bets in a row. And in some case, when doubling several times and losing, the further bet will be rejected by the casino administration.
The second minus is the unwavering faith of the naive player that within 3-4 steps he will be able to return the bank and earn money. These are mainly those players who simply do not have enough pot for the above stated 7-8 steps. Again, as a rule, such mistakes are made by beginners who did not bother to even read reviews about gambling.
In general, the Martingale strategy is an unjustifiably publicized theory that can make a profit, but can also easily take away the entire game bank. For this strategy to work in the casino, it is necessary that two factors come together – the player has a bank of 7–8 doubles or triples (as you like) and, perhaps, the most important – the player must win during these 7–8 steps. As you can see, only the first factor depends on the player himself. In any case, Martingale is better than nothing, and you can check its reliability in demo games.