I’m sure you have picked up on the fact that Crash games are becoming increasingly popular. In their early days they felt too simple, the graphics were subpar and it just wasn’t the type of casino games we were used to and wanted to play. Boy, how times have changed.
These basic, low-risk, high-reward instant payout games are now on their way to become the most popular kid in school.
KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid
For those of you who have ever studied business, design etc, you know about the KISS concept and how you should ‘Keep it Simple Stupid’. Well, the Crash games are just that, which is also why they work so well.
Get the Most Bang for Your Buck
It all comes down to cashing out before you’re crashing out, right? Just because it’s a simple game doesn’t mean you should go in blindly and naive. I’m going to take you through the most effective Crash game strategies and help you get the most bang for your buck.
1) Quick Play (Low Risk – Low Reward)
Crash games are all about playing the odds. For those of you who have played before, you know that it does happen that there’s an instant crash, leaving you dumbfounded. Did you know that the odds of it crashing right away is 3%?
Obviously the longer you wait, the higher the risk of crashing becomes and as soon as you pass the 2.00x mark, the odds of a crash rapidly reaches 51.71%.
So, how can I play it safe? Well, if you are fine with frequent but lower wins, I suggest hitting the Cashout button quite early. Be prepared to play multiple games if you want your winnings to add up.
It’s a low-risk, low reward strategy but effective.
2) The Martingale System
Martingale could be the most famous name in gambling because of this very strategy. Originating from 18th century France, the strategy is applicable in all types of casino games, it can also be effective for Crash gambling.
Basically it means that every time you lose, you should double up on your next bet. When you win, you go back to your original bet.
Let me give you some examples:
1) Choose Your Bet Size
Your original bet has a lot to do with your budget but if you start off too high, you risk running out of funds before you have been able to make a profit. How so? Should you get off to a rough start, you need to make sure you have enough to make sure you get it all back.
Let’s say your original bet is €50 and your total budget is €100. Instead of trying to win big with €50 and risk standing there empty handed after two rounds, I suggest sticking with a much smaller €5 bet. Why? Because the Martingale Strategy is a long term strategy for making money instead of a quick in and out.
2) Double Up or Back to Your Original Bet
So, as I mentioned earlier, your bet size depends on your play. If you lose your initial €5, double your next bet to a total of €10. Should you win that bet, then you are back to square one and the strategy is then for you to go back down to the original €5.
3) The Reverse Martingale Strategy
Believe it or not, but there’s a system that’s the complete opposite of what you just saw. The Reverse Martingale Strategy, also known as the Anti-Martingale Strategy, has a different idea in mind.
This time, the strategy will tell you to reduce your bet by 50% when you lose, while doubling up if you win.
Here’s how you can use it during Crash gambling.
1) Pick Your Starting Bet
Just like the previous strategy, it’s important to take your budget into consideration when picking a starting bet.
2) Double On a Win and Half on a loss
So, for this scenario, let’s say you bet $5 and win. Congratulations! With the Reverse Martingale, you should now bet €10 on your next round.
If you instead lose your first bet, the system is telling you to drop your bet down by 50% to €2.50.
4) The Fibonacci Strategy
If you remember the excellent TV-series Prison Break, you may remember the name Fibonacci. He was a witness and the reason for Mob boss John Abruzzi being behind bars. The Fibonacci System has nothing to do with T-Bag and the rest of the inmates, instead is a popular betting strategy based on the famous Fibonacci sequence. Just like the others, it’s applicable to all games.
Starting with the numbers 0, 1, 1, the following number of the sequence is the sum of the previous two. The sequence becomes 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, etc. You can easily find an image of the full sequence via a Google search.
Keep in mind that the Fibonacci focuses on bets rather than multipliers.
1) Decide Your Unit Value According to the Sequence
If you want to stick to the original Fibonacci sequence, your first bet should be €1. You can swap it out for any other number but you must then stick to that number and the sequence in order for it to work according to plan.
2) A Win or Loss Determines Your Next Bet
This is where it can get a bit complicated. If your second bet ends up being a win, the strategy shows that you should go back (left) two numbers in the sequence. So, if your third unit value was €2, your next bet should be €1.
If you won using your initial bet, you must repeat it by betting $1.
You can see in the image above how you should increase or decrease your bet using the next number in the progression. Winning a €13 bet for example, means your next bet should be $5, based on the sequence.
5) The D’Alembert Strategy
Another popular system among casino players is the D’Alembert Strategy. Instead of doubling down or reducing by 50% depending on the outcome the D’Alembert Strategy tells you to increase or decrease by only 1 unit.
1) Choose Your Bet Size
As always, when you choose your bet size, make sure you keep a check on your bankroll. You definitely don’t want to throw down half of your total budget or more.
2) Go Bigger or Smaller using €1
If your first €5 bet is a win, you should bet €4 on the next round. Should you be unlucky and get a loss on that bet, your next bet should be increased by €1 for a total of €5.
6) The Labouchere Strategy
Besides the Fibonacci, the strategy that sticks out the most is the Labouchere. This strategy is based on picking a target of how much you are looking to win, which will then give you a number sequence to use.
Let’s see if I can break it down for you.
1) Set A Goal and Choose A Sequence
I recommend setting a goal or a target in terms of a winning amount. As an example, I want to win €10. When that’s decided, I must divide that into a number sequence that adds up to €10. Let’s use: 2, 1, 2, 2, 3.
2) Your Bet Is Based on Your Sequence
In order to know how much to bet, you must now combine your first and last number of your sequence. In this case that would be 2 and 3, right? Your bet size is the combination of those two, meaning your bet should be €5.
3) Remove or Add Numbers to Your Sequence.
- If you win your bet, cross off the numbers you combined. Based on the example we used, your sequence will become 1, 2, and 2.
- If you lose, you will add the losing bet at the end of your sequence that still includes the combined numbers from Step 2.
Your sequence should look like this: 1, 2, 2, 3, 5.
As you can see, when you win your number sequence becomes smaller. Losing on the other hand will make it bigger.
4. Return to Step 2 and Do it Again
If you hit a hot streak and rack up consecutive wins, you could eventually end up with a single number in your sequence. Should this happen, don’t worry, just use that number as your bet and keep playing.
Do you find Labouchere to be more complicated than the others? I agree. Just because there are players who swear by it, doesn’t mean it’s right for you.
Remember that all Crash games use a Random Number Generator (RNG), meaning nobody can predict the outcome. Therefore, there are no strategies that are fool-proof or can guarantee wins every time. However, there are a lot of players out there using strategies no matter what games they play and the ones above are the most popular ones.
Find one that makes sense to you and give it a try. Does it work, great, if not, move on to the next or maybe even come up with one that works for you. After all, we’re here to have fun and win money, right?
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