The Whittaker rising martingale


This game technique called Whittaker's rising martingale is applied during roulette games, more particularly after lost rounds and preferably with simple chances.

This rising martingale progresses more slowly than a classic type of martingale. Indeed, in order to cover the deficit due to lost rounds, you need more than a winning round.


The tactics of the Whittaker rising martingale allow you to calculate the amount of your bet based on the sum of previous bets.

Several variations exist, but one in particular is very popular. Here is its principle of functioning:

In case of loss, you need to add the sum of the previous two bets to get the amount of the new bet. Conversely, if the result of the profits is positive, the player place their bet again with one unit.

Another famous variation of the Whittaker rising martingale consists in calculating the amount of the new bet based on the last three bets.

Let's consider the limits of this popular game technique though: the bets have a tendency to soar quickly, which is also the case for all classical martingales.

You should therefore play it safe by setting an upper-limit to your bets.

Let's study a concrete example of practical application of the Whittaker rising martingale, in order to understand its theoretical functioning better and so that you can try it during your next roulette game.

Example of application of the Whittaker rising martingale

First of all, let's consider the first variation of this game technique, based on the sum of the last two bets.

  • In the first round, the player bets one unit. They lose: they have to bet an extra unit in the second round. Therefore, they place a bet with two units and lose.
  • In the third round, following the Whittaker rising martingale, they bet 2+1=3 units.
  • They lose in the third round. Then, they bet 2+3=5 units in the fourth round and lose.
  • In the fifth round, the player bets 3+5=8 units. They win, which leads to a result of 8-5-3-2=-2 (loss of two units).
  • In the sixth round, the player bets 8+5=13 units. They win and the result is 13-2=11 (they win 11 units). In the next round, the player starts over again with their bet of one unit.

Two winning rounds were necessary to recoup their losses and generate profits.

Don't forget to set an upper-limit to your bets in order to prevent them from increasing too fast and so that you can play cautiously.