The background of Tier et Tout
Tier et Tout is a strategy that is said to have been invented in the mid-19th century by a Spanish casino legend by the name Thomas Garcia. This man tried out several different roulette strategies, whereas Tier et Tout became his favourite one, which isn’t to any surprise seeing how he at a start had a great success with it.
At his first visit to the Homburg Casino in Germany he managed to win 240,000 Franc, which is about 220,000 Euro with the current exchange rates. Two weeks later he once again returned to the casino and managed to win another 500,000 Franc. Even today this would be huge amounts so imagine how much this must have been worth in the 19th century.
Garcia didn’t visit the casino again until a year after. Considering his previous success his hopes were probably sky high, but the results weren’t as positive this time. Garcia didn’t only end up with losing all of the money he had brought with him, but he also lost money that he borrowed at the spot. After that visit Garcia was never again seen at the Homburg Casino.