There are three different categories of betting systems:

  • Positive progression betting: your bet is increased each time you win. This betting technique is pretty popular, as no large bankroll is necessary to begin with.
  • Insurance betting systems: your bet is decreased each time you lose. It is by far the safest of betting system, hence experts referring to this technique as 'playing it safe'.
  • Negative progression betting: this technique boosts the bet when you lose. It is largely used in order to reverse a losing tendency flash. However, it requires a superior bankroll and is rather risky.


An explanation of the most commonly used betting systems follows. Although many will find this information useful, it is important to bear in mind that none of the techniques described below are perfectly trustworthy. One of the reasons for that is that all betting systems are constrained by mathematics and probabilities, meaning that there is no sure fire technique that should be used at all times.