Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Martingale doubling technique explained

The Doubling System
The Doubling System is also known as the Martingale Method.
roulette wheel
Does the doubling system in roulette really work?
The doubling system is sometimes referred to as the Martingale doubling system or the roulette doubling system.  The Martingale system has some history and is a concept or idea in mathematics which can be applied as a method of gambling in roulette but the subject here is specifically "DOUBLING" in any 50/50 gambling situation.
For those of you who do not know of the doubling system it is pretty simple to grasp.  The idea is that you are betting on a 50/50 bet like the toss of a coin.  So each time you bet you stand to either win or lose with equal probability.  And the bet is 1 to 1.  I.e. you pay £1 and if you lose you get nothing and if you win you get £2.  It's like you and the other player both pay £1 each.  Whoever wins gets the £2.
So even odds and even money.
The simple rule is that if you won last time you bet £1 and if you lost last time you double the stakes.
More on this subject with detailed explanation and graphs at:

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Pope understands equality!

Pope understands equality!
Is equality simply what works for one person or group?
pope benedict robes
There seems something contradictory about the Pope claiming that the British equality laws are unjust.  Slightly ironic too when he won't meet women without them wearing a veil.  Can you imagine Jesus refusing to meet women without a veil?  Mind you, can you imagine Jesus living in a palace, wearing the most ridiculous head gear, lording it over the rest of the world... hang on... wasn't that what Satan offered Jesus in the desert?  Has anyone pointed this out to the Pope?  I think he ought to know.  He wouldn't be living like he does if he knew.  Or is it perhaps that he does know but he doesn't care and most of his "flock" are too "sheep like" to notice?