# Roulette System Contribution: Frank Barstow, Beat The Casino, Super Martingale

## By Ion Saliu, System Designer By–Design

Ion Saliu had no knowledge of the gambling systems by Frank Barstow and his Super Martingale. Ion doubts there are real similarities in the gambling systems of the two authors. The Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG) is Ion's discovery. FFG leads to gambling systems founded on streaks; Frank Barstow roulette system is based on static progressions. In Ion Saliu's opinion, mathematics of gambling is the science of streaks. Frank Barstow contribution to science of gambling is worthy nevertheless.

In Reply to: Frank Barstow's Super Martingale Roulette System posted by Michael Lewis on December 18, 2000.

I enjoyed your site very much, a good read. The free roulette system you offer rather reminds me of another system by an author named Frank Barstow: Beat The Casino. It has a 1979 copyright and is rather difficult to obtain. Are you familiar with this work? In his book, he presents a "Super Martingale" system which I have used profitably in the casinos (one of the very, very few which seem to win on balance). He proposes that streaks of repeat sequences have rather definite "life spans".

Michael:

This is really a nice surprise. Thank you very much, indeed. I do not know who you are. Nor had I ever heard of the author and the book you mentioned: Frank Barstow, Beat The Casino. Things can be the same and very different, at the same time. I don't want to go any deeper into this. Frank Barstow (real name or not) has a good point. Fundamental Formula of Gambling (FFG) provides a better mathematical explanation and foundation than static betting progressions.

My free roulette system (#1) was meant to be taken lightly. I wouldn't play all roulette numbers but the last unique four. I eliminate many more numbers from the last spins in real play.

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