In this article, we will discuss another two famous online gambling strategies: The Paroli and 1-3-2-6 System. Similar to other betting strategies, these two systems are not flawless, but they give players the strategies to play their favorite online casino games.
The Paroli System
The Paroli betting system is also known as the reverse Martingale system as its betting strategy is totally opposite to what the Martingale strategy is. Martingale system requires players to increase the bet amount whenever they hit a losing turn. With the Paroli system, players begin their first bet with one unit, if they win the turn they double the bet amount of previous bet, else if they hit a losing turn, the bet returns to the base bet of 1 unit.
Similar to many other positive progression systems, players have to set set-losses on wins. For example, you may decide to reset the bet amount back to one unit after three or four successive wins. Don’t keep doubling up the bet amount on every win without setting a limit because you may lose all winnings if you hit a losing turn. Moreover, nobody can win on every bet even though he/she has the best luck in his/her life.
The successive of Paroli system relies on hitting winning streaks. The problem is these streaks cannot be predicted by the players and it may be a very short streak, such as 2 or 3 times, and you hit the loss at the fourth turn; or it may continue to hit the winning streaks for more than 10 times, giving you an opportunity to win big. One thing for sure, the Paroli system is not a “sure win thing” in the long run, but it is certainly possible to help you make short-term wins.
The 1-3-2-6 System
The 1-3-2-6 system is a very attractive betting system commonly used on even-money bet at casino’s games like Roulette, Sic Bo, Blackjack and Craps. The name of the system has explained how the betting strategy works. You start an initial bet with one chip and bet one 1-to-1 even-money bet area such as Black/Red, Odd/Even or Hi/Low of Roulette. If first bet win, you bet with 3 chips (one chip from initial bet, one chip from the winning of first bet and one chip added from your account) for second bet. If second bet wins, you will have a total of 6 chips on the table. Keep the 4 chips into your account, leaving 2 chips for the third bet. If you win the third bet, then 2 chips are added to the 4 chips on the table, a total of 6 chips for the fourth bet. If you win, the 1-3-2-6 cycle is completed. Restart the system with one chip on next turn.
The advantage of 1-3-2-6 system increases the winning opportunity while minimizing the risk of losing. If players successfully complete the 1-3-2-6 cycle, they will collect of total of 14 winning chips, else players need to restart the cycle with 1 chip every time they hit a losing turn. The risk of losing is minimized to a maximum of 2 chips at any level. By using 1-3-2-6 system, you have a chance to win 14 units while only risking a maximum of 2 units.
Paroli and 1-3-2-6 Systems are common two gambling betting strategies used at online casinos. They can’t guarantee players to win on every bet, but giving them some strategies to play the games in a winning way.
For many people gambling is a way of relaxing after a day’s work but for most it is “work”. Yes, it is true, gambling can earn you big time money! Many people gamble to earn big amount of money but gambling is not for everyone because it takes more than luck to be able to win in big casinos. It takes skills and talent. Aside from that a person has to be very good in math in gambling. Mathematics, logic and math…these trio go hand in hand in order for one to always hit the jackpot. But it is also a fact that even those who are lucky and talented in gambling do not always win big time. There are certainly times when a gambler will also lose big time and this is what most gamblers are afraid of. But once a gambler, always a gambler. And no matter how much and what is the risk in gambling, a gambler will never back out unless everything is taken away from him.
Las Vegas is the paradise of the gamblers. There are so many games that a gambler can enjoy in Las Vegas. From poker chips to slot machines. The choices are endless and not all games are the same. But one thing is common of all the games: there is thrill in every game. The thrill of throwing the dice, of slashing a deck of card and in inserting a coin in slot machines. Every gambler has one hope when playing and it is to win.
But, is gambling good or bad? For decades people with different views about gambling have argued about this subject and up until now nobody has ever won. Any would say that gambling is not good because it makes a person lazy, relying only in luck to earn money. While others would say that gambling is good because it can give a person the opportunity to be financially stable once he hits the jackpot. And not everyone in this country have the same point of view when it comes to gambling.
It is true that gambling can be an addiction and when it reaches to this point it advisable that you should keep stop yourself from gambling and only go back when you think that you can already control yourself. Many people have lost their family, friends, home and properties because they are hooked in gambling up to the point of not being able to decide what is right and wrong.
An understanding of the relevance of free casino chips must be put into its proper context: are the offers of the free chips coming from honest online casinos?
The first online casinos opened 10 years ago, and now there are hundreds that can be found online. Estimates vary as to the number of people who gamble online, but recent estimates suggest that a figure of around seven million worldwide would not be too far out. Taking that into account, and with a further estimate of more than $12 billion spent in online casinos alone (not including physical land-based casinos), offers of free casino chips may understandably be seen as something of a drop in the ocean.
Add to that the question of whether or not these free chips are being offered by honest online casinos, and we enter an area worth some study or serious research.
Firstly, let us consider what these free casino chips are really worth to the individual online casino player. Free casino chips are of four main types:
No Deposit Bonus. This is simply free money. Honest online casinos will offer free casino chips with no strings attached, simply to attract people to play at their virtual tables. There will sometimes be minor strings attached. For example, the casino may ask for credit card details up front. Always read the terms.
Matching Deposit Bonus. This is where the house will match your deposit. Often this is done in multiples. For example, a 200% bonus will mean that if you were to deposit $100 then the casino would add $200 in free casino chips to your account. Very nice! Especially useful for new players starting out.
Uncashable Bonus. This is the so-called ‘sticky’ bonus. This can never be cashed, but its usefulness lies in that fact that it stays in your account and enables you to use the bonus account to ‘leverage’ higher wagers. These free casino chips stay latent in your account simply to allow you to do things which you otherwise could not.
Loyalty Bonus. This is exactly as it sounds. All honest online casinos, and offline ones too, want to keep hold of their good returning customers, and will offer loyalty bonuses, including free casino chips, as a result.
Remember that online casinos can afford to do this because they simply do not have the overhead that their brick and mortar land-based counterparts have. Equally, there is no excuse for an online casino NOT to be honest for exactly the same reason. They can offer free casino chips AND be an honest online casino in circumstances where their physical equivalents would find the financial burden impossible.
So how do we go about identifying which are the honest online casinos and which are not? Well, a lot has changed since the earliest online casinos set up shop in their offshore locations in 1996. Self-regulation (at best dubious) led to accreditation of bodies like ECOGRA (E-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). Look out also for evidence of good customer care, positive feedback from online casino forum members and decent helpline facilities. The more honest online casinos will offer (will actively boast) 24 hour live chat and live email support as well as toll-free telephone help. Does it have a mailing list you can join to keep in contact with the latest tournaments and special offers? Trust lies at the heart of any subscription process (or people would not subscribe) so that in itself is a good indicator of an honest online casino.
Transparency of accounting systems is another good indicator of honest online casinos. When testimonials are published make sure that it is from more than a set of initials, and make sure they have a state or country. Free casino chips may be ‘virtual’ in concept, but they are used by real people!
In my last article, “Gambling Systems” I talked about gambling systems that involved the actual physical aspects of the games such as the white ball in roulette and the dice in craps. Now I will deal with betting systems that can actually be used in any of the games, except poker.
With the advent of on-line casinos, a whole new world opened up that allowed anyone, anywhere, to gamble. With this phenomena also came a flood of on-line gambling systems. One of these is the very popular, “System Black Box” that capitalizes on the fact that some on-line casinos will offer free gambling “chips” to anyone that signs up with their casino for play. “System Black Box” is designed strictly for on-line casino play. While there are live casinos that have similar offers for free play, it is most often a “match-play” situation in which you must use some of your own money along with the free-play coupon. In other words the coupon is worth $1 if you also play a real dollar with it. Should you win that first bet, you then immediately bet the $2 that you just won, putting the newly acquired house money in play and taking back your $1 original bet. (The $1 coupon is taken, win or lose. It is only good for one play.) If you are considering gambling on-line with any of the games offered, I would encourage you to look into “System Black Box” as a possible tool.
Another very popular betting system is “Betting For Profit” and is also available on-line. The difference is that “Betting For Profit” can work with both on-line play and live play. This system is a bit more in depth and involves an increasing bet according to the last play you made. It is a very good system and also includes what the author calls his “Seven Cardinal Rules Of Gambling.” In “Betting For Profit” you learn how to treat gambling as a business, not as a recreational activity. It is a very realistic approach and can work if you follow the guidelines that are set forth in the method, which is what “Betting For Profit” is actually called. Both “System Black Box” and “Betting For Profit” are what I would call methods as opposed to systems as they both do not deal with the physical aspects of the games and concentrate on betting strategies. I have found, through my extensive experience that betting methods and strategies are really the only valid ways of creating a winning trend in casino gambling. I compare this type of method with playing the stock market, which is of course, just another type of gambling. With the stock market, when someone can double their money, it is a significant gain. With casino gambling, if you want to be successful, you must enter in to that kind of mentality. In “Betting For Profit” the author tells of ways to begin to treat gambling as a business and not as entertainment. This is how a professional gambler approaches gambling. To me, it is akin to guerrilla warfare and in fact must be followed if you are serious about winning. A professional gambler sees gambling as “going to work” instead of entertainment. To gamble professionally you must lose the kind of attitude that puts you at a casino game for fun. That is not to say that you cannot enjoy what you are doing. But you must remember that you are there to make money, not lose it while you are playing and entertaining yourself.
I short, I find that both “System Black Box” and even more so, “Betting For Profit” can actually work for the gambler. With “System Black Box” the player need not know a great deal about the game he or she is playing but must at least know the general rules of whatever game that might be. “Betting For Profit” assumes that the reader is aware of at least some good basic strategy for the chosen game. So the conclusion is that a betting method or procedure can be a valid tool to enable a player to win at casino gambling while the “system” type of play simply does not work and is not really valid. Let me repeat here that when I was working in the casino business, we used to laugh at system players and considered them no threat, while the smart, tough player that knew how to manage his or her money and was able to walk away a winner would more times than not, take a small bite every time that he or she played, and sometimes even a big bite! For more information you can refer back to my previous article, “Gambling Systems”.