Martingale Roulette System in Practice: Shocking Results after 30 minutes

26 May 2020
Aaron Braund 26 May 2020
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Martingale Roulette System in Practice: Watch how the most famous roulette strategy of all time can generate results for you in just over half an hour!
Martingale Roulette Strategy in Practice
If you’re going to try a roulette system, the Martingale is a great place to begin as it’s the most intuitive, obvious and simple method of the lot. It works on a ‘double or quits’ basis, whereby you simply bet double next time if you make a loss, assuming that eventually luck has to turn your way and you’ll end up where you would have been had your very first bet worked out. 

It’s a system for outside bets only, i.e. those that have odds of 1 to 1. These include red or black, odd or even, and 1-18 or 19-36.

What you will learn in this article
  • What our bankroll looked like after 30 rounds using the Martingale system
  • Detailed steps on how to use the strategy
  • If the Martingale is worth your time and money

Martingale Roulette System Results

To test out the Martingale we used real numbers from Ladbrokes’ live casino (streamed in from Eastern Europe courtesy of Playtech). 

We used 3 sets of 10 numbers to give an idea of what to expect, and the outcomes enabled us to derive a typical overall result based on enough sessions to eliminate the effects of any abnormally lucky results.

Given that the Martingale is a progressive system (i.e. it can require you to bet exponentially larger amounts by doubling up each time you lose), we decided to use a £100 bankroll with a £10 starting bet.

This means that a complete blow-out of the entire £100 bankroll is very feasible, with only 3 or 4 ‘wrong’ numbers spun – so you can get a realistic ‘worst case’ scenario built into the simulation to avoid any unrealistic sugar coating.

All three tests in this instance used bet made n even numbers, and the first went as follows:

Round 1

  • A 6 was spun, so our bankroll went up to £110. We kept our bet at £10
  • Next came a 4, taking us to £120 
  • Another £10 was bet and a 1 came up, taking us back to £110 
  • We now bet £20 and a 31 came up, leaving us with £90
  • Things were getting serious now, with a £40 bet losing when 17 was spun, leaving our bankroll at £50
  • We therefore had to wager everything we had left, but a 22 was spun so we found ourselves back at £100
  • A £10 bet came in when a 24 was spun, leaving us with £110
  • An 8 was spun, taking us to £120. The bet remained at £10
  • Next came a 1, leaving us with £110
  • Finally we lost a £20 bet when 9 was spun leaving us with £90

Considering were playing a progressive system and 5 odd numbers came up, that’s not a bad result – though better was to come:

Round 2

  • Our next session kicked off with a 12, taking us to £110
  • A 17 took us back to £100
  • An 18 took us to £120 as we’d raised out bet after the last loss
  • A 35 took us back to £110
  • Once again we raised our bet to £20 and a 32 took us up to £130
  • Next up came a 3, leaving us at £120 
  • A 28 took us to £140;
  • A 24 left us at £150
  • A 15 left us with £140 again
  • Finally a 6 with a £20 bet took us to an impressive £160

With an overall lead things were looking hopeful, so we just needed to stay ahead in our final session:

Round 3

  • First up, we spun a 22, taking us £10 up to £110
  • Sticking with the £10 bet, a 19 took us back to £100
  • A 9 took us to £80
  • A 12 took us to £120, after we doubled our bet twice
  • A 30 left us with £130, after we reverted to our £10 bet
  • Next came 18, giving us £140
  • Then came a 4, taking us to £150
  • A 9 lost us £10, leaving us with £140.
  • We doubled up to £20 again, and a zero was spun. That left us with £120, and a £20 bet level.
  • Finally a 19 appeared, so we were left with our original £100.

Does the Martingale work?

So there’s our Martingale outcome: £90, £100 and £140, giving an overall positive balance of £30. It’s worth noting that there are a couple of ways to play the Martingale; Some players will continue to increase bet sizes if they fall behind until they have all of their original bankroll back, whilst others will revert to their original bet every time they score a win. 

Similarly, some players will reduce bet sizes after a win if they’re in an overall profitable position, though with a £10 bet we didn’t feel that was necessary, and of course casinos do have minimum bet sizes anyway – so we think our approach was about right, and that tax-free £30 made in just 35 minutes or so is certainly not to be sniffed at.