This roulette system, also known as “Tiers Et Tout a la Boule De Neige”, was supposedly devised by the legendary Spanish gambler Thomas Garcia who used it in the Homburg Casino. Garcia tried many roulette systems but finally made that one his system of choice. He was a traveling salesman for a French company. In his spare time he gambled to increase his income. He was a cardsharper and used marked cards and loaded dice to get consistent wins. By August 1860 he accumulated a sizable gambling bankroll and went to Homburg for the first time to try himself against casino. He liked to bet on Red and he was betting big. Sometimes he lost heavily, but at the end of his first visit he won 240,000 francs. He had enough common sense to take his win and leave. Two weeks later he returned and had even more success. He managed to break the Bank 5 times and at one point in time he was ahead by 1,750,000 francs. He left with the profit of more than 500,000 francs of casino money. After his first two visits he was ahead by 800,000 francs. He came back for the third time one year later in the autumn of 1861. This time he lost all the money he brought with himself plus the money he could borrow from others during his stay. Garcia left Homburg and never returned.
Using a negative progression always carries the danger of a sudden loss of the capital either by very large bets, reaching the table maximum or due to the appearance of zero / double zero when placing large bets
This danger does not exist using a winning progression:
here the bets are raised utilizing the casino`s money. Only a very balanced win-loss sequence, making the capital gradually smaller, is dangerous.
One form of a winning progression is the method “TIER ET TOUT”
(tier et tout, french: a part and the whole).
Tier et Tout is a money maneuver, which can be used with any betting selection.
Essentially Tiers-et-Tout works like this: we take a certain amount, from which we use 1/3 for the first bet. If this first bet is lost, we bet the rest, therefore 2/3 of the available amount. If we win with the first or the second bet, we increase the original amount about the profit and bet again, first 1/3 of the raised amount and if the first bet loses, we bet again the rest of 2/3.
Following is the best Tier et Tout we know:
1. We start with 9 units using 3 units for the first bet and when this bet loses, we bet the remaining 6 units. If one of the 2 bets wins, we have now 9 + 3 units available.
2. Now we bet 4 units and if this bet loses we bet 8 units.
A win on either bet leads to 12 + 4 = 16 units.
3. Now we bet 5 units and in case of a loss 10 units.
If one bet wins we have a capital of 16 + 5 = 21 units.
4. The next bet is 7, if the first bet is lost 14 units.
A win brings the capital to 21 + 7 = 28 units.
5. The next bet is 9, resp. 18 units, bringing the capital to 28 + 9 = 37 units.
6. Now we can bet 12 units and in case of a loss, we bet 24 units.
New capital is now 37 + 12 = 49 units.
7. Next stage 15 / 30, capital : 49 + 15 = 64 units.
8. Next stage 20 / 40, capital : 64 + 20 = 84 units.
9. Next stage 25 / 50, capital : 84 + 25 = 109 units.
After stage 6, we take 4 units and after stage 7 we take another 5 units from the capital. Now we operate with the casino`s money.
From stage 9 we stay on bet sizes 25 / 50 until we have 2 consecutive losses.
Obviously this form of money management is quite interesting because the gains can come very fast as long as we do not encounter 2 consecutive losses. As mentioned before we can use TIER et TOUT in combination with any betting selection on the even money chances. For ease of understanding in the following table, we bet on the repetition of the color of the last spin.
Although the first 4 bets are lost due to the single appearances, the session is terminated with a gain in excess of 200 units!