Profit Progressions

Profit progressions (also called Paroli ) work on the same principle as loss progressions, with the only difference that the stakes can not be increased after a loss, but after a winning bet. In order to properly play Paroli, you must prepare to have some thoughts and general ideas on the design of the system in advance.

First: Determining the value of a “unit”: The volume of a unit is determined by the total bet and the budget should be at least 1-3% of it. So if you have a total of 1,000 euros as betting capital available, the unit should be between 10 and 30 euros.

Second: Determining the number of progressive stages: In total, after how many winning, consecutive bets you take the profits and start again from the beginning.

Third: At what rates would you like to play: Are you more like the type who likes to win many bets and for whom accepting losing bets is difficult? Well, then you should rather choose lower rates. The selection of quotas also affects the length of the progression levels (see point 2). As a rule of the thumb, the lower the odds – the more progressive stages there are.

The biggest advantage of the winning progressions is that with winning streaks you can achieve more profits than with flat stakes. If you win the bet of the first stage of the progression, then you can enjoy the luxury of the “money of the bookmaker” to keep on betting with. At the same time, if all are losing bets, you lose only one unit of the stake. So, with disciplined Paroli betting practice, the risk of a total loss is not as prominent as in loss progressions.

As mentioned earlier, the number of progressive stages is not rigidly given, but can be adapted to your own needs. Then again, too many progressive stages should not be chosen, however, because if you win, for example, four consecutive bets, the progression still works and usually the fifth bet loses, then the frustration could run deep. It is not infrequent that you can get carried away with the excessive rash of betting; in a few cases, you should avoid such “emotional bets” when betting anyway, and then, profitably, at poker as well.

The most common profit income progressions are the anti-Martingale and Contre D’Alambert strategy. Both are essentially nothing more than the reversal of the loss progressions Martingale and D’Alambert. Anti Martingale and Contre D’Alambert will be treated in more detail in separate articles.