Long runs of any of the 'Even Chances' have caused
problems with gamblers ever since Roulette was invented
in the 19th century.
Many systems have been designed to try and cope with
the problem. Some have been relatively successful;
others, of course, have been disastrous.
The Garcia System is designed to be able to cope
with the occasional losses and also takes advantage
of the inevitable long runs of the same 'Even Chance'
that occur from time to time.
Method of Play
The basic staking plan is very simple - £1, £3 & £7.
Any or all of the 'Even Chances' may be used.
Bets are made on every spin of the wheel except the first
spin.
This System is therefore very suitable for the gambler
who likes to be active rather than sit for long periods
of time awaiting suitable opportunities to bet.
Using Red & Black as an example, if the first spin
turns out to be Red, the first bet in the betting
sequence (£1) is placed immediately on the opposite
color - Black.
If this bet wins, a new betting sequence starts, but
betting on the opposite color - in this case, Red.
If, however, the first bet of £I had lost, the next bet
in the sequence (£3) is placed, still on Black.
Again, if this £3 bet wins, we start a new betting
sequence, but on the opposite color. If the £3 bet loses,
though, the final bet in our betting sequence (£7) is
placed on Black.
So, to clarify the position after four spins of the
wheel, and if we had reached our bet of £7, the sequence
of colors has been RRRR. After the first Red all the bets
have been on Black. A total of £11 has now been lost
and if our progression was designed to be longer and
the run of Reds from the wheel were to continue it
would turn out to be quite disastrous.
The £11 loss is now put to one side and our play modified,
not only to try and recoup this loss, but also to move
us into profit.
If the run of Reds were to continue, it would seem to
be a good idea to try and capitalize on this; if the
Reds did not continue, however, surely this would be a
good point in play to accept a loss and effectively start
again.
The betting strategy, therefore, is changed to accommodate
this.
The £11 loss is now raised to a number divisible by
three - in this case £12, and then divided by three,
equaling £4.
This £4 is now placed as a bet, not on Black as before,
but on Red, betting that the run of Reds is going to
continue. If it does, then it only has to continue for
another three spins for all the previous loss (£11) to
be completely eradicated! If it only continues for another
two spins, one bet will have been won and one lost - i.e.
the total loss to date will remain the same at £11.
However, if the run of Reds does not continue after the
fourth spin (i.e. if a Black appears) the further loss is
only another £4. If this does happen the total loss to
date will be £15 - this, then, is put to one side and will
be dealt with later on in play.
So, you see, we are very effectively limiting our losses
to realistic levels yet giving ourselves the opportunity
to capitalize on potential winning spins, at very little
risk, rather than sit there and do nothing at all about it!
At this stage, a completely new betting sequence is started
with the £1 as before, but betting on the opposite color to
that which appeared last -in this case the bet will be on
Red (it was the Black on the fifth spin that caused the
£4 loss, don't forget).
Play continues, as described in the earlier paragraphs,
always reverting to a new betting sequence after a win,
until the next (inevitable) time when all three bets in
the sequence have been lost again. This time, though, all
of the profits made in the time between the two losses of
£11 are added up and divided by two. If it is assumed that
a total profit of £18 was made since the first loss of £11,
then half of that figure (£9) is deducted from the earlier
£11 (or £15, as the case may be) and the resultant amount
added to the current loss of £11. In other words, if the
earlier loss was, in fact, £15, then the £9 would be
deducted from this, leaving a resultant loss of £6. This £6
is then added to the current £11 loss, making £17. Now, as
before, this £17 figure is raised to a number divisible
by three - £18 - and a third (£6) is placed as the next bet,
betting that the series that has caused the current £11 loss
will continue. As before, if it does, the £17 loss will be
wiped out within three spins - if not, any further loss
will be kept to a minimum. This cycle of play is continued
until the profits reach the target figure nominated by the
player.
Obviously, if there are a large number of runs of four of
the Even Chance being used, with their consequent losses of
£11 upwards, and relatively small profits in between these
losses, then the player must consider bringing into play a
realistic financial cut-off point.
Before this cut-off point is reached though, there will be
many opportunities to retire with a slightly lesser profit
than that possible with continued play.
For example, if, after a particularly bad run of play, the
first bet after an £11 loss has reached, say, £20 (i.e. a third
of the total loss of £60), then the player should consider
whether it would be worth continuing to bet on if this first
bet won. After all, he would have recouped £20 back, leaving
a resultant loss for the period of £40. Against this must
be set all the other profitable periods of play during a
session - surely far better to go home with a possible small
profit rather than a much larger loss caused by trying to
chase the loss with bigger and bigger bets.
Don't forget that it only takes one run of six to completely
eradicate all previous losses - if the run continues, of
course, the profits will rise rapidly. Extensive testing of
this System using a computer has shown it to produce far
higher than average profits and this, together with the
ability of the System to deal with the problematic long
runs, would seem to make this a very good playable System.
The following pages show a typical bad sequence of play
and demonstrates that it only wants the one good run to appear
to eradicate all previous losses.
As with most other Systems, though, the 'human choice' factor
can come into play.
On page (v) it can be seen that, when placing the £12 bets, one
could have stopped play after the second win; this would have
resulted in £24 being knocked off the £34 deficit effectively
enabling play to continue with the much lower outstanding loss
of £10. At the end of play the overall profit would still have
been a reasonable £16.
Study the method of play carefully before committing money to
the tables; on a quiet table it is essential that the calculation
and placement of bets is rapid and completely automatic. The
croupier will know that you are operating a System of some kind
and will usually try to speed up the spin rate in order to break
the rhythm and, hence, tip the balance of play in favor of the
casino.
Bet
1 B
3 B
1 R
1 B
I R
1 B
3 B
1 R
1 B
1 R
3 R
7 R
4 B
1 B
1 R
3 R
7 R
1 B
3 B
1 R
I B
3 B
1 R
1 B
3 B
7 B
7 R
7 R
7 R
1 R
Spin W/L Net Loss Running
R Profit Set aside Total
R L
B W +2 +2
R W +1 +3
B W +1 +4
R W +1 +5
R L
B W +2 +7
R W +1 +8
B W +1 +9
B L
B L
B L -11
R L -4 -15
B
B
B
R
R
B
R
R
B
R
R
R
R
R
R
B
R
W
L
L
W
L
W
W
L
W
W
L
L
L
W
W
L
W
+1
+3
+2
+1
+2
+1
· 11 +7 +7
· 7 +1 10/2=5
· 14
+1
+4
+6
+7
+9
+I0
+14
15 -5=10+11=
21/3=7
+1
Commentary
Play starts with the Red spin. Betting therefore commences
with £1 on Black.
This loses and the next bet of £3 on Black wins giving a
net profit of £2.
A new betting sequence is started with £1 on Red.
Play continues in this manner until a loss of the 'Bank' of
£11 occurs. All three bets in the betting sequence have now
been lost.
Ignoring the £9 profit made to date, the £11 is now raised
to a number divisible by three i.e. £12, divided by three
(£4) and this figure bet as the next bet on Black. Unfortunately
this loses and the total loss to date becomes £15. Play continues
until another 'Bank' loss occurs. As can be seen, another loss of
£11 occurs when the accumulated profits for the session reach just
£10. This profit is now halved (£5), deducted from the set-aside
loss of £15, leaving £10 outstanding.
This £10 is now added to the current loss of £11, making £21 and
divided by three (£7). The plan is now to place three £7 bets
betting that the run of Reds is going to continue. They do, but
only for a further two spins. The third £7 bet loses, leaving a
net profit of just £7. This is deducted from the total loss figure
of £21, leaving £14 outstanding.
Bet Spin W/L
1B R L
3B B W
1R R W
1B R L
3B R L
7B B W
1R R W
IB R L
3B B W
IR B L
3R B L
7R B L
7B B W
7B R L
Net
Profit
+2
+1
+3
+1
+2
+7
· 7
IB R L
3B R L
7B B W +3
IR R W +1
IB R L
3B R L
7B R L
12R R W +12
12R R W +12
12R R W +12
12R R W +12
12R B L -12
Loss Running
Set Aside Total
+3
+4
+7
+8
+I0
+19
· 25
+3
+4
+21
+23
1R B L
3R R W +2
IB B W +1
IR B L
3R R W +2
+2
+3
+5
Commentary
Play continues as before until another loss occurs. Once
again, another £11 'Bank' is lost. The profit made since
the last 'Bank' was lost is £10. This is halved and the
resultant £5 is deducted from the outstanding loss to date
of £14 equaling £9. This £9 is added to the current loss
of £11 equaling £20. This £20 is raised to a number divisible
by three i.e. 21 and £7 used as the next series of bets.
The first of these wins and the second loses leaving play in
a state of equilibrium at-£11. This £11 loss is added to the
outstanding loss of £14 to give a new outstanding loss to date
of £25. When the next £11 'Bank' is lost the same procedure
is followed. The profit of £4 is halved, the £2 deducted from
the £25, giving £23 plus the £11 equaling £34. Raising the
£34 to a number divisible by three equals £36 which means that
the next series of bets will have to be £12 each. Four out of
the five bets win giving a net profit of £36. This effectively
wipes out all of the deficit and also gives a small profit of
£2. When this is added to all the previous accumulated profits
of £21 plus the profits made after this last loss, we have a
resultant overall profit of £28.
Not bad for I hours play!