ALL ABOUT THE BETTING SYSTEMS
Betting systems belong to the broad categories of betting the same after each selection, known as flat betting, increasing wagers after wins, called positive progressions, and raising money after losses, named negative progressions. In addition there are systems which have qualities of one or more of such types, such as the Maximum Advantage Roulette Betting System which we will confront in a few more chapters. Most of the classical betting systems were developed for roulette in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but they can be used as other games with even-money wagers such as craps, baccarat and blackjack.
Although none of such systems in its pure form is a winning system, it is worthwhile to study the endeavours of our forefathers as these betting systems are the grandparents of every modern betting system. Martingale has become the most ancient betting systems using a negative advancement. The origin of the name is in dispute. Many gambling writers believe that it is a bastardization of the name “Martindale” and that it absolutely was named after Henry Martindale, an English casino master in the 1700s who is reputed to urge shedding punters to “double ‘me up” with their wagers. If you're looking for a system that wins a most of the time, you need look no beyond Martingale. If you use it, the possibilities in your favor that on a given night you'll be a winner. This system is very simple. You will use a betting series where each bet in the series is twice as large as the preceding one, as with1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32. So long as you win a bet, you will continue to bet at the smallest level, e.g. wager 1. If you lose a bet, you will move up to the next wager, doubling the number of the previous wager.
Martingale in its finest form is too risky for the amount of incentive offered. Nearly every gambling expert wants to cite Martingale to illustrate a losing system and then jump into a gloating mode and proclaim that all wagering systems are losers. However, a Martingale betting system can be utilized with very good results if it is applied to a spot basis. Assume that you are wagering on an even-money game and that you have lost the last four straight wagers. Usually, a three-stage Martingale from this trend continuing for three more decisions will be quite rewarding and the reward will be reasonable as compared to the amount risked. A five-stage Martingale progression can be employed when it is used against a betting pattern which is less likely to take place than would normally be likely.