So you want to learn how to win at roulette - and you want proof with examples too!
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DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE NEXT BET?
So? Are your pockets deep enough to cover the next bet? That is an interesting question, and why would it be asked?
If you tried playing the example roulette wheels on the previous pages, you will notice that sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. It is more or less 50%/50%, but favour's the house winning a bit more, ...but that is not a problem with the Martingale Betting System.
The problem with the system is - when you lose a few too many times in a row AND you cannot bet on the next spin because you don't have enough money to cover the next bet. THAT is the problem!
To explain this better...
When you lose, you double your bet, and try again.
...and if you lose again, you double your bet again, to hopefully win on the next turn.
...but what do you do if you lose four, five, or more times in a row?
Now? Are your pockets deep enough to cover the next bet?
As much as you may want to say yes, you eventually have to say NO because you don't have enough money to bet on the next spin.
Let us say, you lose ten times in a row, then your bet would be $1,$2,$4,$8,$16,$32,$64,$128,$256, $512.
Your bet would be $512 on the 10th try.
Actually, to be more accurate, you have already gambled $1+$2+$4+$8+$16+$32+$64+$128+$256 = $511, and now you are betting an additional $512, to recover your losses of $511. Did you bring $1023 when you started, so that now you have the $512 to cover that 10th bet?
If your answer in NO, then you lose.
If you win on the 10th spin, that is great, but what if you lose on the 11th spin? Will you have $1024 available to put on the next spin? ...maybe yes, maybe not.
...and the problem is no matter how rich you are, you eventually will reach a point that you have to say NO
...and then you lose.
If you look at the graph shown here, you will see a random group of about 150 spins. You will notice it is a little bumpy going upwards, but you will also see a few spots where you have some very large drops downwards.
Can you afford to drop that far down and still play again?
WHY WOULD YOU LOSE?
When you spin the roulette wheel, you have about a 50%/50% chance of going up or going down (47% up, 53% down for American Roulette, and 48% up, 52% down for European Wheel).
Let us say, that you win one, you lose one, you win one, you lose one (as seen in the direction of the green arrow slowly going upwards). It is possible that you win several times in a row, which means you go upwards twice as fast, but you are still going up slowly.
Now, in the other direction, if you lose several times in a row, you drop faster and faster and faster with each turn lost (see spins 5,6,7,8).
Unfortunately, you drop much faster than you go up, and if there is a time when you have to say NO, your new starting point is at the bottom of that last drop.
You may have to look at the long-term effects of many, many spins to see see this trend, but it does exist.
You can try the four simulated Roulette Wheels on the previous page, and you will see that on the American Roulette Wheel you win about 47 out of 100 spins, while on a European wheel, you win about 48 out of 100 spins. Go back to the previous page and try playing 100 spins at a time to see a trend.
None of the previous examples stopped with a limit. The example Roulette wheels on previous pages assumed you had deep pockets and could always spin again on the next turn no matter how expensive it got. Now it is time to move to the last page and see what happens when you have to say NO - Saying NO - and House Limits.
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