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Advanced Roulette Strategies: The Labouchere System

By July 26, 2019April 28th, 2021No Comments

Roulette lovers know that playing roulette is an art and a risk. It is an art in a sense that a player needs to be skilled and have analytical mind in order to boost his chances of winning. What makes it a risk is the fact that each spin of the wheel is unpredictable. However, there are players who are interested in something more than simply trying out their luck. They are always into exploring mathematically based advanced roulette strategies. The Labouchere system is one of such strategies.

The Labouchere System

The Labouchere System originates from the time of Henry Labouchere. He was a British aristocrat and a business entrepreneur who lived in the 19th century. Apparently, Mr. Labouchere liked to play roulette and developed his own strategy. That strategy is mathematically based, similar as the Oscar’s Grinding.

This system is reportedly working. However, in order to win, a player needs to be persistent. Consequently, a player should not be afraid to take some risks, such as raising bets. Advanced roulette strategies are for more skilled players. This is also the thing that makes them more successful.

So, How Does Labouchere Work?

The basic thing a player has to follow when applying the Labouchere system is to set a goal for himself. Then, a player should express the desired winning amount in units. Unit amount can be any amount the player wishes. When a player decides on the value of each unit and hence – the total number of units, he then expresses the value of his goal amount. Value of a unit should be the sum of several smaller positive numbers. For example, if the value of a unit is $10, the number sequence could be: 1 2 3 2 2. As you can see, these numbers add up to 10.

Now, when deciding on the size of a bet, a player adds the first and the last number form a sequence. In this case, a player would bet 3 units, i.e. $30. In case of a win, a player strikes out the first and the last number of a sequence. Then, he continues to bet accordingly.  Once he exhausts all numbers from a sequence, a player achieves the goal.  Every time a player loses, he adds one number to the sequence line.

Crossing out 2 numbers for every win and adding one number for every loss, means that a player wins one third of a time. In the long run, the predictions are that a player will win more than one third of the time. Nevertheless, all players should know the downside to this system is that losses eventually cost money. On the other side, the bets tend to get quite large.  The main trick in using this system is to keep betting in order to get back on track.


Have you used Labouchere’s strategy so far?


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