I believe the modified
Martingale system is the most profitable and versatile staking system there is.
Like most staking systems it requires your stakes to be increased after a
losing bet. This can lead to some very large bets if your hit rate is low but
every winning bet guarantees an overall profit. When combined with a reliable
selection system, the modified Martingale produces a regular cash income.
The original system was devised to beat an even money bet such as betting on
red on a roulette table.
Imagine you bet £10 on red and win. You have made £10.
If the bet loses however, you double the bet and try again. If this bet wins
you get a return of £20. £10 covers your previous losses and again you make
Every time you lose, you double your stake and every time you win, the returns
cover your previous losses and leave you a profit of £10.
If a roulette wheel is spun 30 times an hour, you will hit a winner
approximately 14 or 15 times an hour - you will average about £146 per hour.
This sounds fantastic but you have to consider the downside.
A spell of bad luck can result in spiralling losses which will sooner or later
will exceed the house limit or your own budget. For example, a run of just
three losses will mean you have lost £70 and your next stake has to be £80.
Lose another three and you are down by £630 and are looking for £640 for your
next bet. The chances of this happening are less than 2% but with so many spins
of the wheel, this actually happens many times every day.
With that bit of bad news out of the way I'm going to explain about my modified
version of the Martingale.
One thing that can be said about the original version is that just one win
after any number of losses, will guarantee you a profit.
My version gives the same guarantee but it can be used on bets other than just
This is a system that can and
is used successfully for any number of sports but remember the risks - if you
can't pick winners in the first place this system will just accelerate the rate
at which you are cleaned out.
- Start by setting a target
profit for each win, above it was £10 so let's stick with that for now.
- Divide your target by the
odds on offer e.g. If the odds are 4 to 1 then you divide the target by 4
(for 6 to 1 you divide by 6 etc.) This figure then becomes your stake. If
your division results in a fraction you should always round up rather than
down. This ensures you will either hit or exceed your target.
With a stake of £2.50, a win gives a profit of £10 - our target.
- If you lose you simply
add your losses (£2.50) to the original target and repeat the process on
your next bet. If the next bet is also offered at 4 to 1 the target is £12.50
so your new stake must be £12.50 divided by 4 = £3.13.
- Continue in the way until
you hit a winner and then start the series again using the original target.
So. have a go and good luck with it.
It's a Knockout
This system, as the name
might suggest, is used for making the most out of knockout competitions e.g.
Tennis, snooker, The world cup etc. etc.
There is one simple piece of logic behind this system and it is this:-
In a knockout tournament of say 16 players, there will be only one winner and
All you have to do is predict one of the 15 losers.
Pick a player who you think will not win the tournament and then in the first
round of the competition bet on their opponent to win.
If you were correct and your chosen player lost - you win.
If your player happens to win the first round match then continue betting using
the modified Martingale.
If you chose anybody except the eventual winner, they must lose a match at some
stage which leaves you with a nice profit.
Most people pick losers more often than winners so why not turn that 'skill' to
[Editors Notes ; Although these articles were written for a British audience
I suggest they hold true world wide. Article
Courtesy of www.holdthemelons.co.uk]