Professional gamblers are sure that without using any strategy, especially when it comes to some table games, they will hardly win. Some of them, choosing the “working” Roulette system, pick Labouchere Roulette strategy that is one of the most complicated and interesting ones — it is not as easy as Martingale.
If you are a newbie, you should not use it, as the Labouchere system needs experience. Besides, math must be your “friend”. However, even if a beginner learns about it more and understands the way it works, they can try to win with this strategy.
About Labouchere Roulette strategy in brief
Labouchere Roulette strategy is based on a very specific numerical sequence. To use it, the player should better use a pen and a piece of paper. They can start by writing a few numbers from 0 to 36. The chain should have at least 4 numbers, while the maximum threshold is not set. You can build a chain in any order, for example, starting from 1 to 4 or as you like.
The main thing you need to pay attention to is that the sum of all numbers should not exceed the size of your balance. After making the chain, the main task of the player is to cross out the entire chain. Building a game takes place on the principle of betting on equal odds (red/black, even/ odd, 1-18/19-36).
In reality, after you try using this method at least 4-5 times, you will understand its principle. Here is an example that will be at hand.
- Take 4 numbers with the expectation that their sum does not exceed your balance.
- Place a bet in the amount of the sum of the first and last numbers.
- Your actions depend on whether you win or lose.
- If the event happened (you won, for instance), then you delete the first and the last number and make a bet in the form of the sum of the two remaining numbers on the opposite event.
- If you did not win, then add your bet to the end of the sequence. So, you should get the following sequence: x1, x2, x3, x4, x1 + x4. Again, bet on an event (your win, for example) considering the sum of the first and last member of the sequence.
- If there are no numbers left in the sequence or only one number remains, the game ends.
An example of a game on Labouchere
Let us say, playing in an online casino and using Labouchere Roulette strategy, you compiled the following sequence: 2, 7, 4, 5.
Your first bet is equal to the sum of the first and last number, which means the first bet is $ 7.
Then, choosing a red field for the bet, if you win, you remove both numbers (2 and 5) from their list. Suppose that red fell out and you deleted 2 and 5. That means that you have 7 and 4.
Thus, the next bet should be $ 11, but this time on a black field. If you are lucky, and the ball fell on the black sector, then the remaining numbers are also deleted. Now, it will be the end of the “round” with Labouchere strategy. To continue the game you need to create a new digital chain and start over.
What you need to do when you lose
When you lost the $ 11 bet, there is no need to delete the numbers. You must move 11 to the end of the chain. Then you get a new list of numbers 4, 7, 11. The next stake should consist of the sum of the last two digits added, i.e., $ 18 again — for the black sector.
If only one number remains during the deletion, you can start the game by creating a new chain.
Changing the sequence
The sequence of betting with the Labouchere system is your choice as you understood. If you risk and choose the long chain, you have more chances to win.
However, your bets will be increased and the danger of a loss appears in this case. Thus, to decrease this possibility of loss when you use Labouchere Roulette strategy, try the so-called Johnson progression with the following sequence: 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 1.
Controlling the losses
Naturally, each loss leads to the need to increase the size of the bet. In addition, the threat, associated with the achievement of the maximum limit for the gaming table appears. It is almost impossible to predict the consequences of the game or set the time to complete it.
However, due to the fact that the game does not actually have a risky deposit, the player must determine when to end the session. He/she should take into account either a time period or a percentage of the initial deposit. In this case, any loss will show exactly what bet can compensate for the losses in the previous cycle. One of the main signs of professionalism is the ability to control the game.