Grand Martingale Betting System
When it comes to betting systems, roulette is the ideal platform. You’ll be able to place bets on a variety of odds, including of course even money. One such system that relies on even money bets is the Martingale System, which is possibly the best-known system of them all. The Grand Martingale offers a variation of the system, meaning that the amount you’ll win will increase.
Aspects of the Grand Martingale Betting System
In this article, I look at all the aspects of the Grand Martingale betting strategy as follows:
- The Martingale: I start with an explanation of the Martingale system
- The Grand Martingale: I then move on to explain how this method differs
- The Pros & Cons: I review the advantages and disadvantages of the Grand Martingale system
- The Wrap-Up: I finish with a summary and thoughts about this betting strategy
The Martingale Betting System
The Martingale system is very simple. Your aim is to win an amount equal to your original roulette bet size. You’ll do it by placing this bet on either red or black at the wheel (you could also bet on odd/even or 1-18/19-36).
If the bet wins, you’ve achieved your aim –you have won the original bet amount. If the bet doesn’t win, then you’ll simply double your stake. You’ll keep doubling your stake until you eventually win. At whatever point you finally hit that red/black, you’ll win your original bet size.
Important: This sounds foolproof until you consider what happens when you have a losing run.
The Grand Martingale System
The Martingale is the best well-known betting system.
Is this the best betting strategy for winning in roulette?
This system differs from the standard Martingale system in the fact that every time you double your stake, you’ll also add on the original bet size as well. What this actually means is that you’ll actually win more the longer it takes to hit that win.
The Grand Martingale System– In Action
Grand Martingale example:
- Take your aim: You decide to start with $5 with the aim of winning $5.
- First spin: However, the first spin result is black and you’ve bet on red.
- Compare: The standard martingale system would now require a $10 bet, but the grand martingale system requires a $15 (you’ve doubled the $5 and added $5 on top).
- If you win: If you land on red this time, you’ll actually finish $10 in profit.
- Lucky red: If you land on red this time, you’ll actually finish $10 in profit. If you land on red after three spins, you’ll win $15, then $20 and so on.
Advantages of the Grand Martingale System
There are two advantages to using this system in roulette.
- Short-term winning: The first is that the chances are that you’ll win in the short-term. For example, if you’re willing to go to five spins on a European wheel, then you’ll actually win 96.4% of the time.
- Progressive win: The other advantage of this system is the progressive winning amount.
Single Disadvantage of the Grand Martingale System
The main disadvantage of this system is the danger it entails when on a roulette losing run.
Your initial bet might be $10. What would happen if you have a run of four straight losses? You’ve staked $10, then $30, then $70 and $150. Your next bet is $310.
So ask yourself:
- Can you afford this amount, having already staked $260?
- Can you afford the next bet of $630 or even the following bet of $1270?
- Will the casino accept four-figure bets anyway?
I stated earlier that you’ll win 96.4% of the time if going to five spins, but the one time in 28 that you lose will cost you much more than you ever made. The Martingale system is dangerous enough and you’ll find some mathematical calculations on our Martingale Betting System page.
Grand Martingale System – Overview
Warning: This is a very high-risk system.
Yes, you’ll gain a series of small short-term profits, but when that bad run does hit it’ll cost you a whole load of dollars. Roulette is a game where the house cannot be beaten, so any system will fall down in the long run, but using a system can add enjoyment to a game.