Baccarat Strategy – D’Alembert system

The D’Alembert is a simple betting system, which is based on the Martingale with a few tiny changes. It was invented by French mathematician Jean le Rond d’Alembert. The system is based on ‘the equilibrium of nature’ meaning it works when you have an even number of wins and losses for the same bet. That’s why it is usually used for roulette (the game where you can place even money bets). However, you can try it when playing other games too.

It is a negative progression system. According to it, you have to raise your bet one unit after you have lost and lower the bet by one unit if you win.

For example, you’re playing at the baccarat table where a $3 is the minimum bet (that is one “unit”). So, you start by placing a bet of $3. After the loss, your next bet will be $6 that is 2 units. In the case of winning, the bet will be $3. If you lose the second hand your bet will be $9. If this hand wins, you bet $6, so you lower only by one unit, and not to return to the original bet.

The D’Alembert system is a risky progressive betting system in any case. The player must play with caution using the D’Alembert; on the other hand it’s a less dangerous system than the Martingale (where it is necessary to double the bet instead of raising it by one unit).

1 ⇒ lose ⇒ 2 ⇒ lose ⇒ 3 ⇒ win ⇒ 2 ⇒ lose ⇒ 3

If you choose the D’Alembert system to play baccarat, you need a relatively low bankroll and you aren’t in danger of getting hurt by the table limits, unless you go on a terrible losing run.

It is a mathematically losing system. The potential winnings are low. Another problem is that if you are on a long losing run your bets will increase a lot. So, you’d better to set a loss limit and leave the table as soon as you reach it.

There is also Reverse D’Alembert System. You have to add 1 unit to the following bet after each win and decrease after each loss.

5 ⇒ lose ⇒ 4 ⇒ lose ⇒ 3 ⇒ lose ⇒ 2 ⇒ win ⇒ 3 ⇒ win ⇒ 4 ⇒ lose ⇒ 3

But you have to stop in time. Don’t increase your bet too much. Your winning streak can suddenly finish.