An introduction to the Martingale system

Probably the most popular strategy in roulette is the Martingale betting system. Providing you are playing with enough cash in your virtual wallet, this system can be profitable and it’s also fun to do. Let’s have a look at what the Martingale system is all about so that you can put it into action the next time you spin the wheel, if you are interested in doing so of course.

How does it work?

The Martingale betting system should be played on roulette only where you have a 50/50 chance of winning. This means either betting on red and black or odd and even numbers. The traditional Martingale system basically involves doubling your bet until you win. Let’s say you start off with £5 and you put it on red. If red wins, on the next spin you would put that £5 on black.

If red doesn’t come up however, you would double your bet and then put £10 on red. You would keep doubling your bet until you eventually win on whatever it is you are choosing, before switching over to the other colour. This method works on the assumption that you can never lose and will always be in profit. This is usually a very effective method on roulette but it can be pretty nail biting if you’ve done several bets only to come up empty every single time.

The verdict

Although the Martingale is an effective strategy when playing roulette, nothing in life, especially when gambling, is a 100% guarantee. You will have days where luck just isn’t on your side and you must be prepared for that. overall however, Martingale is a very good way to play the game especially if you don’t want to take too many risks on roulette.