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The so-called reverse d'Alembert martingale is a game technique used during roulette games, which is particularly applied for games favourable to simple chances, i.e. where the bets are winning every other time and where profits yield one unit for every unit placed in the game.

This game technique is easy to apply, whether you are a beginner or a more experimented player, and it proves to be very popular.

Principle of the reverse d'Alembert

As its name suggests, the reverse d'Alembert martingale uses the opposite principle of the d'Alembert martingale.

By applying the reverse d'Alembert, the player increases their bet by one unit when they win a round, while they decrease it by one unit when they lose.

This game tactics presents numerous advantages: more specifically, it allows you to increase your profits more quickly, as you play with the profits you made rather than with your initial bet, which represents your basic capital. Then, this technique is especially profitable if you win several rounds in a row, which is the opposite of the principle of the Hawks martingale.

Conversely, you need to take into account some drawbacks linked to the application of the reverse d'Alembert martingale.

It proves to be risky and dangerous if you lose a round after a series of victorious rounds: you will then lose all of your profits at once!

In order to avoid losing a large sum of money, it is highly advised, or even recommended, that you set an upper-limit for your profits, and obviously that you stick to it.

Example of application of the reverse d'Alembert

Here is a practical illustration of the reverse d'Alembert martingale, so that you can get a better understanding of the theory explained above.

The player chooses to start with a bet worth one unit. They are playing a game roulette based on the principle of simple chances.

  • For the first round of the game, they place a bet of one unit on black. The wheel indicates the colour black. The player's profits therefore equal one unit.
  • During the second round, they place a bet of two units on black. The marble stops on black. The profits then amount to 2+1 (profits in the first round) = 3 units.
  • For the third round, the player decides to bet 3 units on the colour black. However, the wheel stops on a red box. The player therefore loses 3 units and their result is null: 3 (previous profit) -3=0.
  • In the fourth round, the player bets on black but the wheel stops on a red box. In application of the principle of the reverse d'Alembert martingale, the player bet 2 units (they removed one unit from the previous bet, which was 3 units). They consequently have a deficit of 0-2 units, i.e. -2 units.
  • During the fifth round, the player places a bet on black while the wheel stops on a red box. They bet one unit less than in the previous round, i.e. 1 unit. Therefore, they have a deficit of -2-1 units, i.e. -3 units.