It is unclear exactly when the Martingale betting system was first created, but most experts agree it was sometime during the 18th century in France. The origin of the name itself is widely debated.
The history of the Martingale system can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century in France. An earlier version of the system, the “En Prison” system, was created in 17th century France, and was SquareHadley’s famous invention. According to legend, it was invented by a former gambler who returned to Paris and introduced the system to the highest society in Monte Carlo however, it was stolen by a con artist and presented as a fake.
In the 18th century the Martingale was introduced in the UK by an Englishman, JosephWilliam Hill, also known as “Hillardi”. The system was an adaptations of the “En Prison” with some variations. Hillardi’s version was centred around the idea of making a bet on red or black. If the colour or number the ball lands on is red, you win; if it is not red you lose. As with all casino systems it is good to have a solid strategy and not get caught up in emotion, so whilst in many versions of the Martingale system, especially written in the 19th century, I suggest you stick with the simpler versions.
There is one popular and ancient version of the Martingale system that many swear by and that is the “Pokerace99“. This is the system that holds the record for having a negative answer of the spin of the wheel. Apparently, if you use the system you will either always lose or you will always win. Could this really be the winning system?
In my opinion, no. There are two main reasons why the E Planacci system can’t possibly work.
Firstly, the even money bet is just the same as any other bet except you have an extra bet on your main bet. That bet is the “weak” bet. If you lose the weak bet you win the main wager, so you lose. With the Martingale you either win big or lose small. Both of these are impossible.
Secondly, the even money bet itself is just a sequence of numbers, regardless of whether it is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. The sequence will not change even if you place more and more of these numbers on the wheel. At the time of my visit to the Casino, I saw 32 reds, 31 blacks, and 32 greens on the roulette table. There were no exact orders (red or black) so I went for it. Unfortunately, I only won small amounts. I later found out that these little losses did not vary randomly, they deviations were all in the same direction.
The even money bet will always lose because the casino makes a negative adjustment to your true odds. Sic Bo did this in one of the rare cases when I was gambling there and I have been there many times. I have seen people place what is known as the “misdeal” bet. This bet is in response to a bet on the table that the dealer is not going to split the deck. When this bet is placed, no matter what happens, the dealer is going to split the deck. This bet will lose, win, or draw as long as the casino makes a negative adjustment to your true odds.
So, the first lesson is, the even money bets will always lose, unless you can find a way to make them win. The second lesson is that the special rules for the even money bets make it almost impossible to win. The even money bet can only be made on these specific rules. An even money bet can only be on a table that offers the rule “en prison.” If you are familiar with what the term means, that would be an even money bet that you place if the ball lands on 0 or 00. The bet cannot be placed if the last spin was at 00 or 0.
Lo and behold, I have seen people try to place even money bets on virtually every bet on the roulette table. They are usually unsuccessful. If you have any idea how to play roulette, you know these bets never work because the odds are too great in the casino’s favor.