# Various Progression Betting Systems Explained

Written by Jennifer Lynn
Reviewed by Richard Grant

The Various Progressions betting system to use when playing craps, roulette, and baccarat.

## Introduction

Betting systems have long been a topic of interest and debate among gambling enthusiasts. While some argue that these systems can’t overcome the house edge, others believe that they can at least improve the player’s chances of winning. In games like craps, roulette, and baccarat, where each bet is independent of the previous ones, betting systems can serve as a strategic roadmap for how to allocate your bets. This article will delve into various Progressions betting systems, each designed to suit different risk appetites and game dynamics. From single unit progressions to more complex strategies like the Stepladder System, we’ll cover a wide array of betting systems to help you make an informed choice.

## Single Unit Progression

The simplest form of betting progression, this system involves increasing your bet by a single unit after each loss. For example, you might start with 1 chip, then move to 2 chips, then 3 chips, and so on. This system is straightforward and easy to follow, but it requires a substantial bankroll to sustain long losing streaks.

Single unit progression (104)

1 chip #28 times
2 chips #17 times
3 chips #11 times
4 chips # 9 times
5 chips # 7 times
6 chips # 6 times
7 chips # 5 times
8 chips # 4 times
9 chips # 4 times
10 chips # 4 times
11 chips # 3 times
12 chips # 3 times
13 chips # 3 times
14 chips # 2 times
15 chips # 2 times
\$511 bankroll
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## Bet the Difference Progression

This system involves betting the difference between two numbers in a sequence. For instance, you might start with 1, then move to 3, then 5, and so on. This system can be applied to bets with 2-1 or 4-1 odds and is more aggressive than the single unit progression.

Bet the difference progression (2-1 bets)1, 3, 5, 13, 27, 56, 115, 235, 478,….

4-1 odds – 1 1 2 3 5 8 12 17 23 30 38

## Flat Betting

In this system, you stick to a fixed bet size regardless of whether you win or lose. This is a conservative approach that minimizes risk but also limits potential gains.
Flat betting – positive 2-3-4-5-5-5
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simple progression on a dozen.
1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 14, 21, 32
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## Negative Progression

This system involves increasing your bet after each loss, which can quickly escalate the amount you’re risking. It’s a high-risk, high-reward strategy that requires a large bankroll.

Negative progression 2:1 bet
1
2
3
4
7
10
15
22
34
50
76
114
170
240
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## Specialized Progressions

These include systems designed for specific types of bets, such as double streets, single streets, and even money bets. These systems often involve complex sequences of numbers to follow, and they require a deep understanding of the game to apply effectively.

Single Streets
1 unit for 11 spins
2 units for 5 spins
4 units for 6 spins
8 units for 5 spins
15 units for 6 spins
30 units for 5 spins
60 units for 6 spins
120 units for 5 spins

Double Streets
1111 2222 444 888 10 12 14 17 20 (125 units)

11111 222 33 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 14 17 21
25 30 36 43 52 62 74 88 107 (255 units)

2 Double Streets (each)
1 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 19 28 42 65 100 150 300
Bet one chip on 1-6 Double Street.
One chip on 7-12 Double street sit back and watch it roll with the above progression

A unique system that involves both increasing and decreasing your bets based on the outcome of previous rounds. This system can be applied to craps, roulette, and baccarat and offers a balanced approach to betting.STEPLADDER SYSTEM (craps, roulette, baccarat)
Win-down / Lose-up
1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 25 30 35 40 45 50

Progression on 2 Pairs (single split)

Spin Stake per Number Profit Loss
01) \$2 +\$64.00 -\$8.00
02) \$2 +\$56.00 -\$16.00
03) \$2 +\$48.00 -\$24.00
04) \$2 +\$40.00 -\$32.00
05) \$2 +\$32.00 -\$40.00
06) \$2 +\$24.00 -\$48.00
07) \$2 +\$16.00 -\$56.00
08) \$2 +\$8.00 -\$64.00
09) \$2 EVEN -\$72.00
10) \$4 +\$56.00 -\$88.00
11) \$4 +\$40.00 -\$104.00
12) \$4 +\$24.00 -\$120.00
13) \$4 +\$8.00 -\$136.00
14) \$6 +\$56.00 -\$160.00
15) \$6 +\$32.00 -\$184.00
16) \$6 +\$8.00 -\$208.00
17) \$8 +\$48.00 -\$240.00
18) \$8 +\$16.00 -\$272.00
19) \$10 +\$48.00 -\$312.00
20) \$10 +\$8.00 -\$352.00
21) \$12 +\$32.00 -\$400.00
22) \$14 +\$48.00 -\$456.00
23) \$16 +\$56.00 -\$520.00
24) \$18 +\$56.00 -\$592.00
25) \$20 +\$48.00 -\$672.00
26) \$22 +\$32.00 -\$760.00
27) \$24 +\$8.00 -\$856.00
28) \$28 +\$40.00 -\$968.00
29) \$32 +\$56.00 -\$1,096.00
30) \$36 +\$56.00 -\$1,240.00
31) \$40 +\$40.00 -\$1,400.00
32) \$44 +\$8.00 -\$1,576.00
33) \$50 +\$24.00 -\$1,776.00
34) \$56 +\$16.00 -\$2,000.00
35) \$64 +\$40.00 -\$2,256.00
36) \$72 +\$40.00 -\$2,544.00

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9 Number progression
1-09 26
1-18 17
1-27 08
2-45 25
2-63 07
3-90 15
4-126 14
5-171 04
7-234 11
9-315 Even
13-432 23
17-585 10
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12 number progression
12 X 1 = 12 … +24
12 X 1 = 24 … +12
12 X 2 = 48 … +24
12 X 3 = 84 … +24
12 X 4 = 132 … +12
12 X 6 = 204 … +12
12 X 9 = 312 … +12
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even money bets
Conservative Progression: 1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6
Aggressive Progression: 1-1-2-2-2-4-4-4-8-8-8.

Red/Black or Hi/Low Progression
1_3_5_13_27_56_115_235_478

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9 step progression for 16 numbers:

Spin Unit Bet Cum Win
1 1 16 16 20
2 2 32 48 24
3 3 48 96 12
4 5 80 176 4
5 9 144 320 4
6 17 272 592 20
7 31 496 1088 28
8 55 880 1968 12
9 100 1600 3568 32

total bankroll required = 3568 units.
average win per session = 17.33 units

it’s possible to play with a lower bankroll of 2656 units (still on 9 step progression) but the average win will only be 11.56 units.

STEP UNIT BET NET WIN ACC LOSS
1 1 +20 -16
2 1 +4 -32
3 2 +8 -64
4 4 +16 -128
5 7 +12 -240
6 13 +20 -448
7 23 +12 -816
8 41 +4 -1472
9 74 +8 -2656

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## Lucas and Combo Series

These are specialized series that combine elements of other systems, like the Fibonacci sequence, to create a balanced approach to betting. They require a lower win rate to come out ahead, making them suitable for even money bets.

The ‘Lucas’ series is 2 1 2 3 4 7 11 and when combined with the Fibonacci makes what I call the ‘Combo’ series: 1 1 2 3 4 7 11 for even money bets.

With these two series, one needs only a 33% win rate to usually come out ahead 4 units.
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here is a simple wagering plan that will cover almost half the 0/00 wheel quickly and easily, betting on only 5 positions.

Bet 12 units on the 2nd dozen plus only 4 units more, specifically one unit each on the #30-28-7-9.
Provides a contiguous segment from #23 clockwise up to #22. The #8 & 29 are numbers covered in the opposite sector.
CAVEAT-Although, it’s obviously a convenient bet, with such a big sector it can invite aiming dealers. For those so inclined, you can chase with a power progression (Mart.) for 6 levels. Test and see, it has potentially good applications for signature play.

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this is the minimum progression of the 6-line bet.

15 steps
1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,4,5,6,7,8

respective profit
5,4,3,2,1,5,3,1,4,1,3,4,4,3,1

respective loss
-1,-2,-3,-4,-5,-7,-9,-11,-14,-17,-21,-26,-32,-39,-47
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2 numbers within a single street progression
1u(16x)
2u(9x)
3u(5)
4u(5x)
5u(3x)
6-6-7-7-8-8-9-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-
17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-28-30
for a total of 65 steps and 1016 units.
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Progression for 6 numbers (double street), 20 steps.

A profit between 20 and 35, if hit before step 20

Prog 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 13 16 19 23 28 34
ACUM BET 6 12 18 24 36 48 66 84 108 138 174 216 270 336 414 510 624 762 930 1134
balance 29 23 17 11 34 22 39 21 32 37 36 29 45 49 41 50 41 43 50 56
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4 corner bets progression

1 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 12 – 22… on each corner.

3 STREET SYSTEM:

Spin Bet/Street Total Bet Total Out Lay Profit, if Win
1 1 3 3 9
2 1 3 6 6
3 1 3 9 3
4 2 6 15 -9
5 2 6 21 -3
6 3 9 30 6
7 4 12 42 -6
8 5 15 57 3
9 7 21 78 -6
10 9 27 105 3
11 12 36 141 3
12 16 48 189 3

4 STREET SYSTEM:

Spin Bet/Street Total Bet Total Out Lay Profit, if Win
1 1 4 4 8
2 1 4 8 4
3 1 4 12 0
4 2 8 20 4
5 3 12 32 4
6 5 20 52 8
7 7 28 80 4
8 11 44 124 8

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pick any 4 numbers start this progression
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
14 16 18 20 23 27 30 35 40 46 52 59 68 78
89 101 116 132 151
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Play as a Fibo – 2 wins per bet.
(parlay the single units?)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 14 18 23 29
36 44 53 64 78 96 119 148 184 228 281 345 423
519 638 786 970
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The complete progression Loss risk 0.71% (99.29 chance of success)
1 Double Street.

Bet amt…….win
1…………..05
1…………..04
1…………..03
2…………..07
2…………..05

3…………..08
4…………..10
5…………..11
6…………..11
7…………..10

9…………..13
11………….14
14………….18
18………….24
22………….26

27………….29
31………….22
37………….21
45………….24
55………….29

67………….34
82………….42
97………….35
115…………28
136…………18

164…………22
200…………38
240…………38
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1402 units total

## Conclusion

Betting systems can add a layer of strategy to games of chance, but it’s crucial to understand their limitations. No system can guarantee a win, but the right system can help you manage your bankroll and improve your odds of walking away with a profit. Whether you’re a conservative bettor looking for steady gains or a high roller chasing big wins, there’s a Progressions betting system out there for you. Choose wisely, understand the risks, and may the odds be ever in your favor.