Martingale Strategy

Used to describe a number of betting strategies that were developed back in the 18th century, Martingale system has become widely regarded as the strategy where the player doubles their stake after every loss.

Even though this strategy is mostly used in Roulette, we decided to test it playing Monopoly Live and you will be glad to hear the results were pretty impressive.

Read on to learn how we achieved a 154.67% ROI after 44 spins, landing a number of bonus rounds in the process. 

Choosing the Perfect Number for Martingale

Before we started executing the strategy in real money play, we had to choose one number that we would bet on and double down after a loss.

While Number 1 offers the highest probability (40.74%) with 22 segments on the 54-segment wheel, the 1 to 1 payout was not going to cut it for us.

At the same time, we ruled out numbers 5 and 10 due to very low probability in spite of the cool payout potential and decided to go with number 2.

With 2 to 1 payout, it was just perfect for our strategy and the 27.78% probability was pretty good to ensure that we were prepared even for quite a few spins without the wheel landing on Number 2.

Offering the highest RTP in the game (96.23%) and covering almost a third of the wheel’s segments (15/54), Number 2 was always going to be our favourite.

We Decided to Play the Rolls as Well

Taking into account how much entertainment the bonus rounds can deliver, we just had to play the Rolls as well, and that proved a very good decision.

With 4 Rolls feature triggered shortly after we started playing, we opted to place larger bets on 2 Rolls and consequently increased the wagers on both 2 Rolls and 4 Rolls as the bets on Number 2 were increasing.

Monopoly Live Bonus Round

We kept adapting our strategy throughout the gameplay but stayed true to our original plan and that ensured a hefty profit in the end. 

How the Gameplay Unfolded?

Before we proceed to this particular interval that spanned across 44 spins, it wouldn’t be fair not to mention our first try in using Martingale that was a major failure.

We had some £24 left in our bankroll and decided to give it a go, but ended up losing it all as Number 1 landed 7 times in a row. This just goes to show how unforgiving this strategy can be at times. 

Please bear in mind that Martingale is extremely risky and make sure to always bet the money that you can afford to lose.

In our second attempt, we opted to place smaller bets with the sole purpose of testing the strategy, starting with £0.20 (Number 2), £0.10 (2 Rolls) and £0.10 (4 Rolls). The idea was to double the bet on Number 2 after each spin that does not land on Number 2 and reset the wagers to the starting ones when the wheel does land on our favourite number. 

We were quite fortunate to have 4 Rolls land on our second spin (£0.20 – £0.10 – £0.10). With one double roll, the combined bonus round multiplier was 22x (5x + 3x + 3x + 6x + 5x).

That’s when we decided to double the wager on Number 2 and skip 4 Rolls altogether, which allowed us to increase the bet on 2 Rolls. Two spins later, 2 Rolls feature was indeed unlocked, resulting in 6x total multiplier. 

Three of next four spins saw the wheel land on Number 2, but then followed 5 losing spins, which saw our wager on Number 2 increase to £6.40. Just as we were starting to get a little bit worried, next spin landed on 2, sending £19.20 our way. 

Monopoly Live Wheel

We saw two more 2 Rolls features hit in the next dozen spins and we actually missed one spin immediately after the second bonus round, as we were debating whether to increase the bet on Number 2 to £6.40 after landing a nice bonus payout.

Even though the wheel landed on our number, we were not too bothered and continued playing to secure two more 2 Rolls Bonus rounds and few more decent payouts on Number 2.

Our Bets and Outcomes

  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – 4 Rolls (5x, Chance 3x, 3x, 6x, 5x) = 2.30
  • 0.40, 0.30 – Number 1 
  • 0.80, 0.30 – 2 Rolls (Income Tax, 5x) = 1.80
  • 1.60, 0.30 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 1
  • 0.40, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 10
  • 0.40, 0.20 – Number 5 
  • 0.80, 0.30 – Number 1
  • 1.60, 0.30 – Number 5
  • 3.20, 0.30 – Number 1
  • 6.40, 0.30 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 1
  • 0.40, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – 2 Rolls (Jail, 5x) = 1.20
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.20 – Number 5
  • 0.40, 0.20, 0.10 – Number 1
  • 0.80, 0.20, 0.10 – Number 1
  • 1.60, 0.30, 0.10 – Number 1
  • 3.20, 0.40, 0.20 – 2 Rolls (4x, 7x, 15x) = 10.80
  • Failed to place a bet – Number 2 
  • 0.20, 0.10 – Number 5 
  • 0.40, 0.20 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 1
  • 0.40, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 1 
  • 0.40, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 5
  • 0.80, 0.20, 0.10 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – Chance 8x multiplier – 1
  • 0.30, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 2
  • 0.20, 0.10, 0.10 – 2 Rolls (6x, 5x) = 1.20
  • 0.40, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 1
  • 0.80, 0.20, 0.10 – Number 5
  • 1.60, 0.30, 0.20 – Number 1
  • 3.20, 0.40, 0.30 – 2 Rolls (2x, 6x, 7x) = 6.40
  • 6.50, 0.10, 0.10 – Number 2

Summary

We decided to stop playing after 44 spins as we received back to back 2 Rolls and Number 2 payouts, with our total bankroll increasing by £28.10 from the moment we started deploying the Martingale strategy.

While it can be said we were somewhat fortunate to land no fewer than 6 bonus rounds and 1 Chance feature in just 44 spins, this strategy has proved to be a very good one with staggering 54.67% profit. 

While you can obviously choose different segments to bet on and adjust the strategy to suit your bankroll and playing style, we were quite happy with the outcome and thoroughly enjoyed both the gameplay and the final result. 

The Stats

  • Starting bankroll: £75.63
  • Bankroll after last bet: £103.73
  • Spins: 44 (we missed 1)
  • Bonus Rounds: 6 (2 Rolls x5, 4 Rolls x1)
  • Chance: 1
  • Wagered: £51.40
  • Won: £79.50
  • ROI: 154.67% 
  • Profit: £28.10 (54.67%)