# The Oscar Grind Betting System (Part 3 of 3)

## STRATEGY FOR VETERANS

As you undoubtedly know, the best way to gamble is with the casino’s money, if you can only manage to get some of it. That being the case, consider the possibility of using rigorous stop-loss and stop-gain limits during the earlier sessions of your casino vacation. Using Oscar’s Grind, give these first periods of play every opportunity to build a fund of the house’s money for more aggressive gambling in the later sessions. You then will be able to attack with an Anti-Martingale of two or three bets per series, preferably withdrawing the amount of the initial wager after the second bet of each three-bet Paroli. You cannot lose much that way, but can win a lot, especially if you confine your bets to the least disadvantageous ones offered in whatever game you enjoy the most.

## A SAMPLE SEQUENCE

Just so that you get the idea of how this system works, below you will find a sample sequence:

Bet Result Standing
Bet 1 unit Lose -1 unit
Bet 1 unit Win +0 units
Bet 1 unit Lose -1 unit
Bet 1 unit Lose -2 units
Bet 1 unit Lose -3 units
Bet 1 unit Win -2 units
Bet 2 units Win +0 units
Bet 1 unit Lose -1 unit
Bet 1 unit Win +0 units
Bet 1 unit Win +1 unit
BETTING SERIES HAS BEEN WON

The player starts with a loss so his second stake remains at one unit. This bet is won, putting him back to even. Because he is only seeking a one-unit win for the progression, he does not escalate his bet to two units. Bets 3 through 5 are losses so he stays with a one-unit stake. After the sixth bet wins, he now increases his wager to two units. The seventh bet also wins, but again he only needs a one unit bet to win the sequence. The eighth bet loses so the ninth wager is one unit. Finally, the tenth bet wins and our player wins the entire progression. Notice that out of ten total wagers, nine were only one unit in size. This system tends to be more conservative and less volatile. The sequence illustrated above contained five wins and five losses. I like the fact that this system does not quickly escalate your losing wagers and blindside you like some of the others. However, as your losses outnumber your wins, the amount you must wager after a win will steadily mount. Sometimes in probability, a tree diagram is used to show all of the possible outcomes one can encounter. The rounded boxes are terminal events, ending the betting progression. This is accomplished by either winning the progression (four ways to win) or reaching the fifth bet, where we have elected to stop the progression to keep things manageable. (Taking the negative progression further, will actually lose you more money). Each terminal event contains a percent chance that you will end the progression with that outcome.

Another sequence might look like this:

Bet Result Standing
Bet 1 unit Lose -1 unit
Bet 1 unit Lose -2 units
Bet 1 unit Win -1 unit
Bet 2 units Lose -3 units
Bet 2 units Lose -5 units
Bet 2 units Lose -7 units
Bet 2 units Win -5 units
Bet 3 units Win -2 units
Bet 3 units Win +1 unit
BETTING SERIES HAS BEEN WON

As noted earlier, the goal of each betting series is to be ahead by one unit. As with all systems, you are playing a game of chance. Please make sure that you have a substantial bankroll with which to play. A good rule-of-thumb is to have a minimum of 75 units on hand. For example, if you are a \$5 (red chip) player, you would want to have a minimum of a \$375 bankroll.