Hollandish strategy

The Hollandish is one of the simpler roulette strategies out there and has some similarities with the Matingale strategy as the stake is being increased on losses. This makes it easy winning back these and reaching a net profit. Even though similar to Martingale, the Hollandish also has a distinct difference making it a much less risky alternative. Although this could be considered a good thing, it does come with a downside. Exactly what this downside is, how the strategy is used at the tables and if the Hollandish is worth using, you’ll learn all about in this article.

How Hollandish work

The Hollandish strategy is used in sequences where you’re always betting in blocks of three and increasing the stake by two units after each block, until you reach a net profit. Whenever a net profit is reached, the sequence is considered to be won and you start over again with a new sequence. The strategy is designed to be used at betting alternatives that give double the stake back, such as uneven/even number and red/black colour.

The first thing you would have to do when applying the strategy is to decide the stake you would like to play with out of your total starting balance. You’ll then bet this amount for three rounds no matter if you lose or win. Should the outcome of these three bets result in a net profit, in other words your starting balance being increased, these three rounds are considered to be won and the sequence is ended. You’ll then have a new starting balance and have to start all over again with deciding what stake to play with, which should then be bet three rounds. Let’s illustrate this with an example and suppose that your starting balance is €20, whereas you decide to bet with a stake of €1:

You bet €1 and lose, hence your total amount is now €19.
You bet €1 and win, hence your total amount is now €20.
You bet €1 and win, hence your total amount is now €21.

As you managed to reach a net profit of €1 (€20 starting balance –> €21) this sequence is considered to be won. You now have a new starting balance of €21 and have to start over with a new sequence. To keep it simple we’re assuming that you’re deciding to start with €1 again.

You bet €1 and lose, hence your total amount is now €19.
You bet €1 and lose, hence your total amount is now €18.
You bet €1 and lose, hence your total amount is now €17.

This time things didn’t go as well, but you reached a net loss of €3 (€21 starting balance –> €18). To be able to win back this and reach a net profit the stake should now be increased by two units. A unit is equal to your starting stake, which means that you would have to increase your stake by €2 as your starting stake was €1. Therefore you’re now betting €3 three times as bets should always be placed in blocks of three.

You bet €3 and win, hence your total amount is now €21.
You bet €3 and lose, hence your total amount is now €18.
You bet €3 and lose, hence your total amount is now €15.

Once again lady luck wasn’t at your side and you have now reached a total net loss of €6 (€21 starting balance –> €15). You therefore increase the stake by two units again, which gives you a €5 stake that needs to be placed for three rounds.

You bet €5 and win, hence your total amount is now €20.
You bet €5 and win, hence your total amount is now €25.
You bet €5 and win, hence your total amount is now €30.

The luck finally turned and you have now managed to win back all of your previous losses plus reached a net profit of €9 (€21 starting balance –> €30). As soon as a net profit has been made the sequence is considered to be won. You now have a new starting balance of €30 and once again have to pick a stake and start all over again.

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Pros and cons

As with all roulette strategies that are designed to increase the stake on a loss, the benefit of trhe Hollandish is that losses can be quickly won back and a net profit reached. As you’re always betting in blocks of three and the stake is only increased by two units from one block to another, it takes quite a lot of losing rounds before the stake reaches high amounts. Therefore the majority of roulette sessions will end in a profit when using the Hollandish.

Compared to Martingale, which the strategy is similar to and where the stakes quickly can become huge, the Hollandish is a much less risky alternative. This lower risk does however also mean that losses aren’t quite as easily won back with the Hollandish as they are with Martingale.

The big downside to the Hollandish is that if you’re unlucky and lose a lot of rounds, which will happen at some point, you will eventually end up betting huge amounts just to be able to reach a small net profit. When the budget is limited, which it is for most of us, this will eventually be consumed by the high stakes.

Should I use the Hollandish?

Whether you should use the Hollandish or not depends on what your goal with playing roulette is. No strategy will ever be able to give you an advantage over the house. By using the Hollandish you will however manage to end most of your sessions with a profit as this is possible even if you have more lost rounds than won ones. This advantage does however come at the cost of the losses being huge when you do in fact have a losing session as too many losing rounds will result in losing all of your budget.

If you’re prepared to accept greater losses to gain the advantage of having most sessions ending in a profit and want a more interesting roulette experience where you’re betting by a certain pattern, then the Hollandish can definitely be a good choice.

Conclusion

The Hollandish is a strategy that focuses on increasing the stake on a loss just as Martingale and several other roulette strategies. It therefore has the same weakness as these, which means that the amounts that need to be bet eventually becomes higher than the budget will allow. The Hollandish is however a low risk alternative as the same stake is always being bet three rounds before being increased and is also only being increased by two units at a time.
As a session can end with a net profit even though more losing than winning rounds have occurred, the Hollandish is a good alternative for those who would like to see many sessions being won and are prepared that some losing sessions will mean greater losses to compensate for this.