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Mastering The Martingale Betting System
Written by, Kristel Gil Wed 28 Aug
Mastering The Martingale Betting System

## Mastering The Martingale Betting System: Strategies For Success

Any punter who wishes to manage their betting finances properly should seek to familiarize themselves with the Martingale betting system. The Martingale system is a strategy popular among professional bettors that helps a punter determine how much to wager on games. Knowing how to size one’s stakes is essential to bankroll management, a tenet of the overall goal of positive, responsible gambling - something every good punter must aspire to. Being able to place bets and win regularly is a beautiful thing for any gambler. However, without good financial planning, it’s elementary to see that success goes up in smoke, leaving the punter with nothing to celebrate. This post looks at how to work the Martingale system as well as the merits and demerits of the strategy.

## How Does The Martingale System Work?

The Martingale system can seem complicated, but it isn’t.

• The first step is to create a base betting unit.

• To create that base unit, the punter needs to determine their bankroll. The bankroll is the amount of money they can comfortably invest into sports betting per a specific period.

• The base unit should be a small but reasonable percentage of the bankroll. For instance, a punter with a bankroll of \$100 can choose \$5 of that (5%) as their base unit.

• The base unit is the first wager they should place.

• Should the bet be successful, they should place a bet of a similar amount and keep doing this as long as they’re winning.

• When they eventually lose, it’s time to double the amount by staking double the base unit - in this case, \$5x2 = \$10 stake.

• If lost again, they should double the stake - in this case, \$10x2 = \$20 stake. They should keep doing this until they get a win, upon which time they should return to the base betting unit of \$5.

### Pros Of The Martingale System

• Quick loss recovery: it’s an ill-advised move to chase losses - every good punter knows that by now. However, the Martingale system does provide a systematic way that has been proven highly effective in recovering money from lost bets. With the system, all it takes is one single win - which is bound to happen with repeated tries - and all losses are recouped. This is owed to the doubling of the stake each time a loss is encountered, which eventually results in a huge win that breaks even and usually results in a profit.

• Makes a patient gambler: the Martingale system forces the punter to restrict stake size to a small unit while they’re winning. It, therefore, helps to avoid a situation where an excited punter emotionally stakes unreasonably high amounts and ends up squandering it all.

• Aggression: still, the Martingale system provides great excitement and adventure, particularly where it helps recoup one’s betting balance after a demoralizing losing streak.

• Simplicity: the Martingale is systematic and straightforward, much more than other systems like the 1-3-2-6 and Fibonacci systems.

### Cons Of The Martingale System

But, alas, every rose has its thorn, and every silver lining a cloud.

• The Martingale system requires the punter to have a huge bankroll to double up after each loss.

• The system requires that the punter start with a small stake, which might be lower than some sportsbooks would allow.

• Some punters may struggle with emotional control when required to maintain a small stake when winning.

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