Unlike a strategy, a betting system only specifies how your stakes should be staggered per round. The game’s finesse is left entirely to luck. The task of a betting system is only to protect your bankroll as much as possible.
The two most popular betting systems are:
- The Martingale system: After losing a bet, you double your bet until you win again. If you win, you keep the basic stake and start again.
- The Paroli system: After each win, stake and win remain on the table.
Many other betting systems are sold as a roulette strategy. They can be very useful if you don’t want to enter the game headless and completely without control. However, they are only an illusion because the systems cannot influence gains or losses in roulette.
The Markov system is a system that works with the so-called “Markov chains.” The Russian mathematician Andrei Andrejewitsch Markow developed these chains. With his work, he made important contributions to probability theory and analysis. The Markov chain originated from his work with letter strings in Russian literature, and the model he developed is still used today for speech recognition software and handwriting software.
Above all, Markov’s statement that “future developments can be determined based on current knowledge” has enticed players to use the Markov chain for gambling.
The Markov chains
The players imagine a chain of numbers – and in roulette the right chain of numbers looks like this:
0 – 32 – 15 – 19 – 4 – 21 – 2 – 25 – 17 – 34 – 6 – 27 – 13 – 36 – 11 – 30 – 8 – 23 – 10 – 5 – 24 – 16 – 33 – 1 – 20 – 14 – 31 – 9 – 22 – 18 – 29 – 7 – 28 – 12 – 35 – 3 – 26
The player is now trying to pay attention to signal numbers. These are numbers that indicate to him that he is in an unmixed part of the number chain. Many players are satisfied with two signal numbers; others wait for three numbers.
If a player remembers two numbers and if, for example, the 34 and the 36 fell, the numbers 6 – 27 – 13 would be interesting for the player playing after Markov, because they lie exactly between the two numbers. Assuming that Markov is right and many numbers continue to keep their order even after mixing, these three numbers would be the numbers the player should now bet on.
Important: The signal is not set until the signal numbers have not fallen. A bet is made only when the player thinks he has recognized a coherent sequence of numbers. And that to the numbers in between according to the above sequence of numbers.