A betting system is basically just a type of risk management and bankroll control system. The Martingale system is an example of one of the most popular betting strategies used throughout the world. Also, many of these systems can be used in just about every casino game. These are most popular with games like roulette, craps, blackjack and other table games but they be used with slot machines as well, even though it’s not that common.
One thing that should be made clear before we explain a little bit about the D’Alembert system is that fact that the house always has the edge. There is no system that can increase your chances of winning since each spin of the wheel gives the ball the same probability of landing in any of the numbers or in the colors. The wheel cannot remember past spins either so the ball could theoretically land on a red or black color 20 times in a row.
This system was first conceived by the Mathematician Jean Le Rond D’Alembert. It starts off by assuming that when you win during one spin, such as betting on red, you will likely lose on the next spin if you bet on the ball landing on a red slot again. This is basically betting that there will not be a long streak of spins where the ball lands on the same color, which would be red for example.
So when you win a bet, you subtract one chip from your bet since you are assuming that you will lose on the next spin. If you lose, then you add another chip to your bet, which the assumption that your odds are better for the next spin being a win. This is just a style or a type of pattern that people use when betting.
It really is useful though if you use it for bankroll management or knowing when to walk away. For example, if you put up $100 bet on red using ten $10 chips, you can make a decision to walk away from the table once all of your chips have been subtracted one by one. You can also set up a limit to control your losses, such as walking away from the table after the chip count increases to twenty, which would be a bad losing night.
Since we all know that we will lose in the long run to the casino because they have the house edge, the only way to really win is to walk away at the right time in the short term. On a really lucky night, you could walk away from the roulette table using a ten chip D’Alembert system with over $550 in winnings while starting off with only $100 bet. Realistically, pulling all your chips off using this system is not unheard of and this really is a conservative and safe system to use compared with some of the others.