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for: The Doubling System Explained The Doubling Simulator
The Doubling Simulator software is completely free.

Why is it free?  You may ask.  It is simple.  I couldn't sell it if I tried.  The simulator software is simply a simulation of the doubling technique which some people claim is a guaranteed way to win at roulette.

I have coined a new name for this sort of software - "ChuckWare" - because you use it and then chuck it away.  The thing is that it is fun to play with and it is like a moving toy that shows you how the doubling system pans out by simulating thousands of games.  You can alter some of the parameters to see how that effects the outcome.  It was originally developed to illustrate the explanation of the doubling system that I wrote.  But then it struck me that it was so much fun and so informative to be using the simulator that I decided to make it available as a kind of interactive illustration to the article.  Instead of simply being shown lots of static graphs that have been selected to illustrate the doubling system you can download an "interactive image" in the form of this software and play with it to see for yourself.

It comes in the form of a zipped up installer.  Download the file, unzip it, run it and it installs the software.  Then you can run the software as often as you like and when you want to be rid of it go to your Windows Control Panel and select the Install/Uninstall software option and uninstall the software.  It has no registry entries, it doesn't save any data files in fact it does nothing except run simulations of sequences of games for you to look at.  So when you delete it all traces of it are gone.  The software was developed by a respectable software company who has a reputation to uphold and if you have any questions about the authenticity or quality of the software you can always ask them.  The company is Sente Limited and they have a contact page with physical address and email. You can also download the software from their Doubling Simulator Software page too.

Here is a screen shot of the software:

doubling simulator screen shot

And here are the Doubling Simulator Instructions:

There is not a lot to know about this software!

The software will create a random sequence of bets and produce a graph of the results.  It is designed to illustrate the doubling technique and you can alter a number of parameters to see the various effects.  All bets are on an approximate 50/50 bet in roulette.  For example, if you always bet on red and there is no zero on the wheel (tell me if you ever find one of those :o) then your bets are always 50/50.  With one zero on a European roulette wheel always betting on red is as close to 50/50 as you can get.  The odds are actually 18/37.  And on an American roulette wheel where there are two "zero" pockets the best odds you can get are 18/38 (or 9/19).

Main Menu:
File:  The only option available here is to Exit the program.
Help:  The three options are self explanatory.  About displays the About screen with copyright notice and contacts for Toxic Drums and Sente LimitedHelp displays the instructions (which are about the same as these here) and the third option is to go to the Toxic Drums web site (which is here).

Press the "Go" button to run the currently set up simulation.  This produces the results and the graph of the results.  The "Stop" button will interrupt and terminate a sequence.  The table of results is only interesting to look at sometimes and so you can remove it from the view to see slightly more detail on the graph by pressing the Show/Hide Table button.

To set up a particular gaming sequence use the drop down selection boxes and the radio buttons in the top part of the main form.

Num of Zeros on wheel:
This allows you to set the betting odds at exactly 50/50 by having no zero on the roulette wheel to see what happens when the odds are even.  Then you can select to play with a European roulette wheel or an American one.

Stake Limit:
You can set this to play with no limit on the size of the bet.  This is a little unreal because most of us have a limit on our bank balance and gambling casinos always apply limits on what you can bet.  But it illustrates the theoretical case where you can bet as much as you like.  There are then a number of limits selectable which typically might be found on a gaming web site or in a casino and a number of large limits up to one million pounds in order to see the effects of various limits.

Num of Games to run:
This allows you to select how many games, or bets, to play.  Longer sequences give a better idea of the overall probability of the net result.  But the results can be surprisingly inconsistent.

Num of Accounts to run:
This was introduced to increase the number of simulated games.  On account of the limitations of computer hardware there is a limit to how many simulations you can run.  By simply doing more the computer will slow down and eventually fail to hold the results.  So this feature basically runs a number of concurrent or simultaneous games and produces the net result at each bet.  So if ten games and ten accounts are being run then the computer will run the first round for each account and produce the net total.  It will do this ten times.  The effect is that 100 games have been played but the computer is not storing every individual result.  This enables the software to simulate 10,000 games on 10,000 accounts which is equal to 100,000,000 (one hundred million) games and to display the results in a graph in only a few seconds.

How to Play Stakes:
This basically allows you to use the doubling technique or not.  The top two options allow you to bet one unit at every bet or a random amount (limited by the Stake Limit).  And the last radio button allows you to select the doubling technique to see what really happens with this method of gambling and why the casinos don't like it and introduce limits and rules against it.

The Graph:
This is a very nice and very fast graph of the results of the gambling sequence.  You can zoom in on an area by holding the left mouse button down in the top left of the area you want to zoom in on and dragging the mouse down to the right releasing the mouse button at the bottom right corner of the area you are interested in.  You can also pan around by holding the right mouse button down and moving the mouse up/down/left or right.  You can zoom back out by selecting any area from the bottom right up to the top left.

The info at the bottom:
There are six bits of interesting information about the sequence being displayed.  They include the highest and lowest balances experienced and the final balance.  They also display the longest winning and the longest losing streaks encountered and the maximum bet that was played.  When several accounts are running at the same time these figures represent the accumulated result at each game.  In other words the maximum bet placed is the maximum total bet of all accounts in one game.

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Made: 5 Feb 2010
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