How to Use Betting Systems

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010

If you're an experienced casino player, you've probably already heard about the different betting systems.

Betting system raise an important question: can a player maximize his casino winnings using all sorts of mathematical and statistical tactics? This is an important questions because is this is true, players who don't have any knowledge in mathematics won't have the same chances as player who do, and the whole element of luck is being reduced into a minor factor in gambling.

After years and years of playing in the best online casinos and the most respected land-based casinos I can tell you that: betting systems don't work!
So why people keep using those systems you ask? Well, in the casino world, if there is a slight chance that something will help you to win, you will use it, especially if you are looking for fast and sure winnings.

The truth is that betting systems cannot beat the casino games with a house advantage and they also cannot even dent it. Think about it, cards, balls and machines (for example the Random Number Generators that you can find in slot and video poker machines) don't have a memory, they don't remember what the last score or result was. As far as the roulette goes, each turn of the will is a new spin that has no connection to the other spins. The RNG in slot machines generates new numbers without to consider the other results.

Therefore statistics have a very small influence on the casino games.
You can use statistics in most of the card games like baccarat, poker and blackjack, because you can use mathematics when it comes to specific card decks that are used in those games, but since both the roulette wheel and the slot and video poker machines are using completely random data, you cannot use statistics on it.

What about gambling systems that deal with money management? Do they have a chance to maximize your profits or at least to prevent you from losing all your money?

Take the Martingale system for example. The main idea behind the Martingale system is to double your bet after a loss. If you do that, in the end you must win, so you'll cover all your losses. This system is usually played with an even money games, like red/black bets in the roulette or the pass/don't pass bet in craps, but this system cannot offer you a 100%$ win because the casino has elements that prevent this system from working.
Let's take, for example, a player that starts to bet at $1, loses five bets and wins his 6th bet. If he'll double his bets each time he lose money he'll cover his losses, but since a player can win sometimes only after many bets not everyone have a good bankroll to cover and double after a loss.

Moreover, many casino games have a bet limit, so if you lose a sum of money that is close to the bet limit of the table, you cannot double it and the whole system becomes worthless.

In conclusion, most of the common betting systems will not help you to maximize your winnings, so our advice is simple: don't trust them.

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