Best Casino Games for Martingale Bets

According to probability theory, after a loss, one should be lucky and therefore future winnings will cover all the losses that took place earlier. With winning the situation is the opposite, a person intoxicated by winning, striving to win as much as possible loses his head and makes big bets, which is why its level is decreasing. The logic is simple so that a player does not quit playing chance games after losing, he should be encouraged. This is exactly the scheme behind modern gambling.

The essence of the winning strategy is to double the bet after losing. In doing so, the bet is placed on a specific pre-selected chance (Red/Black, Odd/Even, Player/Banker etc). In other words, there is a payout in case of winning x2. The chance of winning is 50% on both Red and Black (roulette as an example). In case there is a zero cell, the probability of winning is slightly lower. In this case, it is important to bet on one color. Besides, after winning according to this kind of strategy, the bet is reduced to the initial level and you start betting with one chip.

The classic Martingale involves betting 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 etc continuously doubling the previous bet. It's worth noting that casinos struggle with such methods and preach a random outcome to each round. That's why there are some table limits (in roulette, for example). Not only in some casinos, the minimum bet may be 10 USD per chance, but the maximum bet may be 100 USD. In other words, if one chance rolls more than 10 times, you'll hit the table limit and just start losing. This is something to keep in mind when you start playing this strategy.


Roulette is great for a doubling strategy (Martingale). Why? Because there are betting options like Red/Black, Even/Odd and More/Fewer. These are the so-called odds. When you place a bet on one of these odds, you will get x2 of your bet if you win. However, you have to keep in mind that there is a small catch here. You should not play Martingale on Dozens or Columns. The payout here is x3. However, due to mathematical expectations, one column may fail to fall within 40 spins, resulting in a total loss of your bankroll. And if you play American Roulette, one column may not appear for more than 50 spins. Therefore, the main difference between odds and Dozens of and Columns is that one brings x2 of your bet and the other brings x3. In theory, the first option will be much more winning than the second, because the probability of falling out, for example, Red, is just under 50% because the roulette wheel has the number 0 on it.


As we know in blackjack, there is only one option to win x2 when your point total is higher than the dealers. However, experienced players have started using Martingale to gain some advantage during the game. However, as with roulette, one must keep in mind the mathematical advantage the casino has over the player. Depending on how many decks are used in the game, the casino advantage will vary. With 1 deck the Casino Advantage is 0.04%, with 2 decks the Casino Advantage will be 0.042% and so on. In the short range, using Martingale will be quite lucrative. But once you get into a losing streak, you may lose your bankroll. Also pay attention to table limits, because in the case of roulette you can reach your limit very quickly.


Some players prefer to play on the odds in Baccarat. In this game, as in blackjack, it's the same situation where, if you win, the player gets x2 multiplication of his bet. It doesn't matter if you bet on Player or Banker, if you win the number of coins will be a multiple of your bet. So using Martingale will prove to be an incredible opening. But, again, by doubling up you can quickly reach your table limits and lose. Because of this, you should play a very short session, during which you win and leave the casino. But you cannot play Martingale for long, so decide for yourself how much you want to win and how much you want to lose. Once you reach one of the two results, be sure to stop playing.

Sic Bo

You may find this game very hard to play (you can read more here about the rules), but that doesn't stop players from betting on it anyway. The only way to play Martingale here is to bet on Big or Small. Note that a Small bet wins if the total is between 4 and 10 points. A Big bet wins if the total is between 11 and 17 points. Neither the small nor the big bet wins if three equal numbers are drawn. Ultimately, as with all odds games, there are table limits as well as casino advantages. So be extremely careful when playing the Martingale strategy.

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