Anti-martingale is a financial strategy, according to which with each loss the next bet is halved, and after winning – doubled (odds equal to two).
Anti-martingale is a good tactic to balance costs and winnings and to keep yourself from aggressive catch-up. It is considered to be a safer strategy, and therefore ideal for novice bettors.
Indeed, it can help you make good money at the start, but remember that the size of the bet should not increase more than three times (the count continues even after losing). The fourth investment is equal to the first, closing the cycle and starting it again.
Here’s an example:
- Bettor bets 20 units and wins.
- The next time he raises to 40 but loses money.
- The bettor bets 20 units and loses again.
- Now his bet is 10. This time he wins.
- 20 units – the bettor wins again.
- The cycle is closed: the next bet is equal to 20, as well as the first.
As you can see, the strategy does not provide a constant profit, but that is not its goal either. Above all, anti-martingale helps to avoid unnecessary risk through moderation and repetition. In other words, it does not affect the player’s financial well-being as much as it sets him up for rational thinking. Similar techniques are used not only in betting but also in many other areas, such as trading and financial exchange.