Anti-Martingale Shrinks Bets After Losses Instead of Increasing Them

Published on March 29th, 2024 3:47 pm EST

The Anti-Martingale betting strategy. - Roulette table with chips.The Martingale Strategy is fairly straightforward.

After every losing bet on a coin flip scenario, you double your next bet until you win.

The biggest problem with the Martingale Strategy is that eventually you are going to go on a long enough losing streak where you bust your bankroll. It's inevitable and will happen eventually.

The anti-Martingale Strategy looks to change that.

With the anti-Martingale, you are doing the reverse of the Martingale strategy - you are lowering your bets when you lose, and increasing your bets when you win.


So, let's say that you have a bankroll of $1,000 and are starting with a $100 bet, on even-money outcomes.

Let's say that you lose your first bet of $100, leaving you with $900.

So, with the anti-Martingale, you would lower your bet size to $50.

Let's say that you win this $50 bet, which puts your bankroll at $950.

With the anti-Martingale, you increase the next bet back up to $100.

Let's say that you win this bet, and your bankroll is now $1,050.

With the anti-Martingale, you increase your next wager to $200.

If you win yet again, your bankroll would be $1,250, and your next wager would be $400.

This is the anti-Martingale, and you could continue this until the size of your bet takes up nearly all of your bankroll. At this point, you could stop and start from the beginning.


The issue with the anti-Martingale is that your bets would become so large that a single loss could nearly wipe out your bankroll.

This is the anti-Martingale strategy.