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Do betting methods 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 enjoying careers. I do know I can’t. In one in all 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 not there. It was torn down a few years in the past to make approach for, effectively, nothing. That’s what my pockets had left when after two straight days of tiny wins, I misplaced every part I had after which some. The Martingale, as most of you realize, is the doubling of your earlier wager each time you lose. It actually works effectively till…effectively, till it doesn’t and also you go on a shedding streak of seven or so selections.

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

That’s proper, the Martingale solely wins your first wager 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’d danger $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 wager then I’ve misplaced rather a lot 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, effectively, as a result of it nonetheless hurts that I used to be so silly in these first visits to the casinos.

I’ll let you know yet one more silly factor to my silly use of the Martingale— I assumed I invented that system. Within the pure hollowness of my empty head one night time, I got here up with this concept as I appeared up on the clean ceiling. “I received it!” I assumed. “I simply double my wager and win again every part I misplaced and I’m forward. I’ve figured out a solution to beat the casinos! I’m amazed nobody considered this earlier than! I have to be a genius.”

I’m certain a lot of my readers have given the Martingale, or some type of the Martingale, a attempt, and in the event that they took all of it the way in which they wound up as I did. Destroyed. A lot of them in all probability thought they invented the thought and a few of them might need thought themselves geniuses as effectively.

I by no means made that mistake once more. I do be taught from my damaging experiences, in any case. (Perhaps 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 individuals I’ve befriended. These I cannot let you know about on this article as a result of the one readers who find out about them are the tens of hundreds of readers of my books. I wouldn’t wish to scoop myself now, would I?

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

Do the casinos assume the gamers they’re comping (huge comps, little comps or any comps) are nice individuals or simply potential losers of “X” sum of money that earns them some comps? Is successful and/or shedding cash a real choose of a person or girl’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 shedding gamers one thing particular for shedding? I doubt it. To be particular it takes greater than successful or shedding cash.

On line casino administration appears to be like at you as a bag of cash, be it somewhat bag or a giant bag or an in-between bag. (“However what about suggestions, so there, there! Which means one thing, sure?” – Gee, all people is a critic. Suggestions are nonetheless cash, my pal, and you might be nonetheless a bag of it.)

The underside line is to only play your recreation for no matter cash you’ll be able to 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 significantly since you could be lionized by the on line casino bosses.

And true, there are nonetheless errors we’ll make. It’s the human situation: “I make errors, subsequently I’m.”


All the very best 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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