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Could the Fortune of Jeff Bezos Last With Betting Systems?

Jeff Bezos and Roulette Wheel

Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, having recently reclaimed the top spot from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He overtook Musk on account of Amazon’s explosive growth in recent months.

Bezos’ wealth has grown considerably since 2020. Given that Bezos is the arguably the world’s wealthiest person, he could survive the downswings that come with betting systems better than anybody.

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You might be surprised to know, though, that even Bezos could lose all of his money with negative progression systems—or those that require you to increase bets while losing. Exactly how long could Bezos last during an extreme losing streak?

The following guide shows how far his massive net worth would stretch during the biggest of downswings. It also discusses whether it’s worth it to use systems when considering that even Bezos could lose everything.

Testing Extreme Bankroll With Different Systems

Plenty of negative progression staking systems exist. Each one requires you to increase bets by a different amount during losing streaks.

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Therefore, Jeff Bezos’ $176 billion bankroll will stretch further with some systems over others during never-ending losing streaks.

Here’s a look at how long he could lose with some of the most popular betting strategies before going broke. Each one of these systems incorporates European Roulette even-money bets, which offer a 48.65% chance of winning (1.055:1 odds).

Martingale

The Martingale system would test Bezos’ fortune more than just about any other betting strategy. It requires doubling wagers after every loss. You only return to the minimum stake after winning.

Here’s a quick example of the Martingale:

  • Bet $5 and lose.
  • Bet $10 and lose.
  • Bet $20 and lose.
  • Bet $40 and win.
  • Return to $5 wager.

Here’s how long Bezos could last when using this system on European Roulette:

  1. Bet $5 and lose; losses at $5.
  2. Bet $10 and lose; losses at $15.
  3. Bet $20 and lose; losses at $35.
  4. Bet $40 and lose; losses at $75.
  5. Bet $80 and lose; losses at $155.
  6. Bet $160 and lose; losses at $315.
  7. Bet $320 and lose; losses at $635.
  8. Bet $640 and lose; losses at $1,275.
  9. Bet $1,280 and lose; losses at $2,555.
  10. Bet $2,560 and lose; losses at $5,115.
  11. Bet $5,120 and lose; losses at $10,235.
  12. Bet $10,240 and lose; losses at $20,475.
  13. Bet $20,480 and lose; losses at $40,955.
  14. Bet $40,960 and lose; losses at $81,915.
  15. Bet $81,920 and lose; losses at $163,835.
  16. Bet $163,840 and lose; losses at $327,675.
  17. Bet $327,680 and lose; losses at $655,355.
  18. Bet $655,360 and lose; losses at $1,310,715.
  19. Bet $1,310,720 and lose; losses at $2,621,435.
  20. Bet $2,621,440 and lose; losses at $5,242,875.
  21. Bet $5,242,880 and lose; losses at $10,485,755.
  22. Bet $10,485,760 and lose; losses at $20,971,515.
  23. Bet $20,971,520 and lose; losses at $41,943,035.
  24. Bet $41,943,040 and lose; losses at $83,886,075.
  25. Bet $83,886,080 and lose; losses at $167,772,155.
  26. Bet $167,772,160 and lose; losses at $335,544,315.
  27. Bet $335,544,320 and lose; losses at $671,088,635.
  28. Bet $671,088,640 and lose; losses at $1,342,177,275.
  29. Bet $1,342,177,280 and lose; losses at $2,684,354,555.
  30. Bet $2,684,354,560 and lose; losses at $5,368,709,115.
  31. Bet $5,368,709,120 and lose; losses at $10,737,418,235.
  32. Bet $10,737,418,240 and lose; losses at $21,474,836,475.
  33. Bet $21,474,836,480 and lose; losses at $42,949,672,955.
  34. Bet $42,949,672,960 and lose; losses at $85,899,345,915.
  35. Bet $85,899,345,920 and lose; losses at $171,798,691,835.
  36. Bet $171,798,691,840 and lose; losses at $343,597,383,675.
  37. Jeff’s next bet would need to be at $343,597,383,680.
The odds of suffering 36 straight losses with European Roulette even-money bets are 1 in 26,335,639,850 (0.00000000003797135766%).

Grand Martingale

The Martingale system is already crazy enough by calling on you to double bets following losses. The Grand Martingale takes things a step further by requiring you to double wagers and add an extra unit (equal to starting bet).

Here’s an example on how this works:

  • Bet $5 and lose.
  • Bet $15 and lose (double to 10 + 5).
  • Bet $35 and lose (double to 30 + 5).
  • Bet $75 and lose (double to 70 + 5).
  • Bet $155 and win (double to 150 + 5).
  • Return to $5 wager.

The Grand Martingale would put Bezos’ net worth in jeopardy even faster:

  1. Bet $5 and lose; losses at $5.
  2. Bet $15 and lose; losses at $20.
  3. Bet $35 and lose; losses at $55.
  4. Bet $75 and lose; losses at $120.
  5. Bet $155 and lose; losses at $275.
  6. Bet $315 and lose; losses at $590.
  7. Bet $635 and lose; losses at $1,225.
  8. Bet $1,275 and lose; losses at $2,500.
  9. Bet $2,555 and lose; losses at $5,055.
  10. Bet $5,105 and lose; losses at $10,160.
  11. Bet $10,215 and lose; losses at $20,375.
  12. Bet $20,435 and lose; losses at $40,810.
  13. Bet $40,875 and lose; losses at $81,685.
  14. Bet $81,755 and lose; losses at $163,440.
  15. Bet $163,505 and lose; losses at $326,945.
  16. Bet $327,015 and lose; losses at $653,960.
  17. Bet $654,025 and lose; losses at $1,307,985.
  18. Bet $1,308,045 and lose; losses at $2,616,030.
  19. Bet $2,616,085 and lose; losses at $5,232,115.
  20. Bet $5,232,165 and lose; losses at $10,464,280.
  21. Bet $10,464,325 and lose; losses at $20,928,605.
  22. Bet $20,928,645 and lose; losses at $41,857,250.
  23. Bet $41,857,295 and lose; losses at $83,714,545.
  24. Bet $83,714,585 and lose; losses at $167,429,130.
  25. Bet $167,429,165 and lose; losses at $334,858,295.
  26. Bet $334,858,325 and lose; losses at $669,716,620.
  27. Bet $669,716,655 and lose; losses at $1,339,433,275.
  28. Bet $1,339,433,295 and lose; losses at $2,678,866,570.
  29. Bet $2,678,866,595 and lose; losses at $5,357,733,165.
  30. Bet $5,357,733,195 and lose; losses at $10,715,466,360.
  31. Bet $10,715,466,395 and lose; losses at $21,430,932,755.
  32. Bet $21,430,932,795 and lose; losses at $42,861,865,550.
  33. Bet $42,861,865,595 and lose; losses at $85,723,731,145.
  34. Bet $85,723,731,195 and lose; losses at $171,447,462,340.
  35. Bet $171,447,462,395 and lose; losses at $342,894,924,735.
  36. Jeff’s next bet would be worth $342,894,924,795.

The odds of suffering 35 straight losses with European Roulette even-money wagers are 1 in 13,523,351,061 (0.00000000007394616877%).

D’Alembert

The D’Alembert is the least risky system covered here. It requires you to add one betting unit to the stake following each loss. Meanwhile, you’ll subtract one unit from your bet after every win until you reach the minimum wager again.

You can see how the D’Alembert works below:

  • Bet $5 and lose.
  • Bet $10 and lose.
  • Bet $15 and lose.
  • Bet $20 and lose.
  • Bet $25 and lose.
  • Bet $30 and win.
  • Bet $25 and win.
  • Bet $20 and win.
  • Bet $15 and win.
  • Bet $10 and win.
  • Return to original $5 wager.

Bezos could look forward to much more time on the roulette tables with this betting system. After all, he’d only need to add one unit to his stake following each loss.

I won’t show an example of how many wagers Bezos could lose with the D’Alembert before reaching $176 billion in losses. Listing such a sequence could force this site to get new servers. All joking aside, though, he’d be able to use this system for years when starting with a $5 bet.

The Odds of Bezos Losing Everything Are Slim, But the Possibility Does Exist

The chances of Jeff Bezos walking into a casino, using a system, and leaving a winner are pretty good. He would have to suffer the losing streak to end all losing streaks before blowing everything.

His risk of run is particularly small with the D’Alembert. Although he could get caught in lengthy sequences trying to win back losses, he’d need to lose countless bets before going broke.

Casino Loser

The Grand Martingale presents the most danger to Bezos. He could lose most his $176 billion within 36 bets when using the system. The odds of this occurrence are 1 in 13,523,351,061.

Even with the Grand Martingale, Bezos is unlikely to lose everything. Nevertheless, at least some realm of possibility does exist that he could lose his money.

Casinos Limit Maximum Bets

All of the scenarios covered here are hypothetical and purely for fun. No land-based or online casino could afford to let Jeff Bezos bet with no limits.

Las Vegas Sands is the world’s most valuable casino corporation at $23.1 billion. If the former Amazon CEO walked in and slapped down a $50 billion wager, then the entire Sands corporation couldn’t afford to accept it.

Online and land-based casinos mitigate this risk by capping maximum wagers. They typically allow up to a $500 bet on the low-stakes tables.

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Some Las Vegas and Macau casinos permit up to $100,000 bets. They may even let gamblers wager more under special circumstances.

In either case, Jeff Bezos wouldn’t be allowed to wager billions of dollars in any casino. Even at the biggest high-roller casinos, his bets would likely be capped at $500,000 or $1 million.

Again, though, the point of this post is to provide a fun look at how many times the world’s richest man could theoretically lose under multiple systems.

Conclusion

You don’t need to take out a $1 billion loan to use betting systems. You can normally use the ones presented here without too much stress.

Nevertheless, negative progressive systems can occasionally go awry. Even Bezos could lose his fortune after a few dozen losses.

Of course, the odds of this happening are in the millions. Most casinos don’t even accept wagers worth over $100k anyways.

You can take a $500 bankroll on to a low-stakes table and have a fun time using systems. Most of the time, you’ll even leave with a profit. Provided you can afford to lose the $500 or so, then you won’t have to worry too much.