At some point or other you're bound to come across an article or advertisement that claims to be able to let you in on the 'secret' betting system that is going to help you win millions of dollars. Needless to say this will sound a little too good to be true, and it probably is - but you may be left wondering if there are any betting systems out there that actually do work.
Betting Systems vs. Play Strategies
Just for the sake of clarity, a 'betting system' is a term that is generally used to describe a system of betting that is supposed to provide better than average results in online casino games. It is very different from a 'play strategy' which involves making certain decisions that are supposed to provide better than average results.
Generally speaking, 'play strategies' are real and work for certain casino games - such as blackjack. With blackjack, there is an optimal play strategy that will provide you with the best possible odds of winning, but that is very different from a 'betting system'. Other factors matter too, of course, and the house rules in particular play a huge role in blackjack and those vary from casino to casino (i.e. the house rules at JoyCasino may differ from others).
That being said, betting systems are an entirely different kettle of fish, and in most cases you'll encounter mention of 'betting systems' related to games where there are few player decisions to make - such as slots. As such the theory is that by betting in a certain way or following a certain pattern, you're more likely to win.
Do Betting Systems Work?
The theory in use is simple: If you are more likely to win on certain bets and less likely to win on others, then by 'betting big' on the bets where you're likely to win, and 'betting small' on the bets where you're likely to lose - you should be able to make the most profit.
However that entire theory is based on the assumption that you are more likely to win on certain bets - which is where things start to sound a little fishy.
In pretty much every online casino game, the odds of you winning from one game to the next do not vary. As much as some people may like to think that they do, the fact of the matter is there is no underlying 'pattern' to it - since that would mean that the casino would run the risk of someone figuring it out and causing them to lose money.
Long story short, betting systems that are based on the idea that there's an underlying pattern really don't hold up - and it would be best that you steer clear of them and focus on the factors that do matter instead.