We hear all the time from the so-called ‘experts’ that systems such as the Flat betting Loss Recovery Money Management will help you beat the house.
Each time we hear it, we take it with a pinch of salt as there is no such thing – the casino will almost always win in the long term. What you have to do is try and get in a good and profitable position in the short term and then walk away whilst you are up.
Whilst we would never recommend taking a Betting System too seriously and risking a lot of money on one, the aim of casino games is to have fun and some people do like to use a system so they don’t have as many decisions to make.
Therefore, we have written articles on a few of the most popular ones, this one concerns the Flat Betting Loss Recovery Betting System.
The Flat Betting Loss Recovery System Explained
This is a system that sees your play split into 3 separate games. You start off with low bets, remain the same for the first game, then increase for the 2nd game and increase some more for the third game. The idea behind this is that if you win early on you are using these winnings to play with. If you lose then by increasing your bet later on it becomes easier to win these losses back – it also means you could end up losing more as well though.
How It Works
When using this system, you need to decide how long you want to play. All your bets during this timeframe will be the same, no moving up or down like in some betting systems. An example would be 2 hours then divide your play by 3 which in this example would be 40 minutes.
This means each game lasts a maximum of 40 minutes.
Alternatively, you can decide how many spins you want to play in each game e.g. 30. You also need to decide on a Stop Loss unit amount, e.g. 50% of the bankroll.
Example of the Flat Betting Loss Recovery System
As an example, we will have a bankroll of 100 units, 50 spins per level and a loss amount of 50% of the bankroll.
The aim of the first level is to make a profit of 10% of the bankroll so in this case 10 units.
Level One Level One starts with bets of 1 unit. We are playing Roulette betting on even money bets – so Red/Black, Odd/Even, or High/Low.
Which one you bet on is up to you, but each bet will be a total of 1 unit.
We will continue betting 1 unit each spin until we either win 10 units – 10% of bankroll -, lose 50% units – 50% of bankroll – or get through 50 spins without either of those occurring.
If we win 10% of our bankroll, we can walk away and start again at Level One.
If we don’t hit our 10% target, we should take a break and then move to Level Two, ideally on another table.
Level Two The aim of Level Two is to try and win our losses back from Level One. To do this, we are going to double our bet size to 2 units.
Again, the aim of the game is to make a 10% profit from this session. We will continue until we either make that 10% profit of our initial starting bankroll so 10 units (if we lost 50% of bankroll on Level One, our starting bankroll will be down to 50 units), lose 50% of the Bankroll or we get through 50 spins.
If you make your 10% profit then you should start again at Level One with the bankroll that is left. If you get through the 50 spins or lose 50% of the bankroll, then move to Level Three after taking a break.
Level Three If you get to Level Three then things aren’t going so well and the aim is to get back to where you started in terms of bankroll and hopefully make a small profit.
This time, you will be betting 4 units per spin. The idea behind this is to try and get your losses back by betting larger amounts, therefore needing less time to either win it back or lose the remainder of the bankroll.
You should continue on Level Three until the bankroll is gone or you are back where you started, in our case at 100 units.
We would never recommend spending too much money on any Betting System, and certainly not spending money on purchasing a system from someone who claims they have the best system ever – there are plenty of people who do claim this – but we do realize that having a system in place that takes some of the decisions away from you can help some players focus better and enjoy playing more.