Initially, to understand this strategy you must be clear that it is a negative progression, which leads us to increase the bets when we have lost and to reduce them when we win. In this way, it is presented as a suitable strategy for those players who are not afraid to risk a good amount of money, seeking to recover previously lost bets.

Of course, something that you should be very clear about is that in this strategy, unlike the martingale, the increase in bets is done more slowly, so you will not risk so much money in a short time.

But how to apply the strategy?

  • To apply this strategy, it is normally done in roulette, although it can be used in those games in which the safe bet is offered.
  • Now, to start betting with it, you must set the amount of money that you will have as a betting base. You place the bet and keep this same amount in the bet that follows if you have won.
  • But, if you lose what you will do is increase your bet, but only by one unit.
  • So if you start your bet with 1 euro and the result is a winner, then the next bet will remain at 1 euro. But, now you have lost so in the next one you will have to increase one unit, so you will bet 2 euros and if you lose again you will increase one unit again, thus betting 3 euros.
  • In this bet you win and since it is safe bets the payout will be 1 to 1. Then your profit will be 3 euros, with which you will be able to recover the 3 euros that you had lost in the previous spins.

Now, continuing with the application of the D’Alembert strategy , since you have reached a neutral balance, you decide to continue betting. In this case, what you should do is decrease one unit to your previous bet. So if the winning bet was 3 euros now you will bet 2 euros.

It is essential to clarify that if in the first play, the one of 1 euro, you win, then you do not decrease but you keep. The base unit never goes down.

Now that you know how it works, you should know that what is sought with the D’Alembert strategy is to generate a profit that helps to recover the lost bets or that is at least close, although if you are lucky you can clearly also leave with a profit .

This can be explained on the assumption that if the player manages to generate a profit that is close to the sum of the bets he loses, then the strategy will allow him to cover the losses and even get a little advantage.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Among its main advantages is helping to recover, without risking too much, the money that has been lost. Likewise, in the short term and if you are lucky you can generate small profits.
  • Regarding its disadvantages, keep in mind that in the face of an extensive losing streak, it may not be possible to generate profits and only a part of the money played will be recovered.