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Do betting techniques actually work?

By Frank Scoblete


I doubt many on line casino gamers can actually say that they’ve by no means made a mistake of their taking part in careers. I do know I can’t. In one among my first visits to the casinos, I performed the Martingale at roulette. This was within the previous Sands on line casino in Atlantic Metropolis.

That on line casino is now not there. It was torn down a few years in the past to make method for, properly, nothing. That’s what my pockets had left when after two straight days of tiny wins, I misplaced every little thing I had after which some. The Martingale, as most of you already know, is the doubling of your earlier guess each time you lose. It actually works properly till…properly, till it doesn’t and also you go on a dropping streak of seven or so choices.

You see, with the Martingale I’d go from a $5 guess to a $10 guess to a $20 guess to a $40 guess to an $80 guess to a $160 guess to a $320 guess to…oops, the desk restrict was $500. That stopped me in my tracks. Even when I guess $500 and gained, I might not get my a refund or win that first guess.

That’s proper, the Martingale solely wins your first guess for you.

[Please note: You bet $5, lose, and bet $10. Now you win and are paid $10. Five of that pays back the loss of the $5 original bet and the other $5 is your profit. But if you lose that $10 bet then you bet $20. You see, right now you are down $15 but win that $20 bet and you get back that $15 and again win $5. Now if you lose the $20 bet then you bet $40 and again the real win—should you win that bet—is a mere $5. And just keep going until you can’t double anymore and you have lost everything!]

I might threat $320 to win $5. And now, my pricey readers, consider all these losses main as much as that $320! If I don’t win that final guess then I’ve misplaced loads on these previous losses, and I imply a LOT. Add it up and see for yourselves. I can’t add them up as a result of, properly, as a result of it nonetheless hurts that I used to be so silly in these first visits to the casinos.

I’ll inform you another silly factor to my silly use of the Martingale— I believed I invented that system. Within the pure hollowness of my empty head one evening, I got here up with this concept as I regarded up on the clean ceiling. “I bought it!” I believed. “I simply double my guess and win again every little thing I misplaced and I’m forward. I’ve figured out a strategy to beat the casinos! I’m amazed nobody considered this earlier than! I should be a genius.”

I’m positive lots of my readers have given the Martingale, or some type of the Martingale, a strive, and in the event that they took all of it the best way they wound up as I did. Destroyed. Lots of them in all probability thought they invented the concept and a few of them might need thought themselves geniuses as properly.

I by no means made that mistake once more. I do study from my damaging experiences, in any case. (Possibly not all the time.)

Nonetheless, sure nonetheless, I’ve made another errors in my on line casino life, generally with the video games and generally with folks I’ve befriended. These I can’t inform you about on this article as a result of the one readers who find out about them are the tens of 1000’s of readers of my books. I wouldn’t need to scoop myself now, would I?

I feel one of many largest errors many on line casino gamers make is to suppose that the comps they get are evidences that these gamers are particular folks. “Hey, man, the on line casino comps my room and my meals. Yeah, man!” They need to add to that sentence “as a result of the on line casino thinks I’m nice.”

Do the casinos suppose the gamers they’re comping (massive comps, little comps or any comps) are nice folks or simply potential losers of “X” amount of cash that earns them some comps? Is successful and/or dropping cash a real choose of a person or lady’s character? I doubt it.

Are these successful gamers one thing particular for on line casino staff for one thing apart from successful? Are the dropping gamers one thing particular for dropping? I doubt it. To be particular it takes greater than successful or dropping cash.

On line casino administration appears at you as a bag of cash, be it somewhat bag or an enormous bag or an in-between bag. (“However what about ideas, so there, there! Meaning one thing, sure?” – Gee, all people is a critic. Ideas are nonetheless cash, my good friend, and you’re nonetheless a bag of it.)

The underside line is to simply play your sport for no matter cash you may afford. Play good methods and don’t enter into foolish worlds of betting an excessive amount of or for too lengthy or to take your self too critically since you is perhaps lionized by the on line casino bosses.

And true, there are nonetheless errors we are going to make. It’s the human situation: “I make errors, due to this fact I’m.”


All the most effective out and in of the casinos!


Frank Scoblete’s web site is His books can be found at, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books, libraries and bookstores.

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