Labouchere System Overview
Many players love to play roulette game as it is very exciting and gives the opportunity to try ones luck and intuition. Roulette is a pure game of chance and no roulette betting strategies seem to be working. However, there are some famous betting systems used worldwide. The most popular one is Martingale betting system, which is also known as doubling up strategy. Its effectiveness is under the question as it is quite risky and almost useless on practice.
However, there are new and more efficient systems in theory and even on practice. One of these interesting strategies is Labouchere system. It differs from other by simple and understandable principle as well as the idea of planned winning. Any player knowing the mathematic basics can use the Labouchere system. Let's consider the principle of betting with the help of this strategy.
How Labouchere system works
This betting strategy is used only for outside bets such as black/red, odd/even, high or low numbers, as they give the best odds of roulette and also payouts.
The main idea of the Labouchere system is to decide what amount of money a player wants to win in roulette and then divide it into the string of positive numbers. The sum of these numbers should give the decided amount of winning. It may seem to be complicated so it is better to provide an example:
a player decides to win $100 in roulette so he has to divide this amount into numbers, for example, $5 $10 $20 $30 $20 $10 $5. They can be different but the only important condition is that the total sum is $100.
The next step is to calculate the amount of the first bet. It is done by adding the first and the last number in the row, in this case it will be $5 + $5 = $10. So, a player places $10 on one of the outside bets. If it is the winning bet, a player simply cross these two numbers out and calculate the amount of second bet by adding numbers by the same principle, in this case $10 + $10 = $20. Bu if a player loses money at the first bet, this amount of the bet has to be added to the end of a row, in our example the row will look like this: $5 $10 $20 $30 $20 $10 $5 and added $10. The system says the result will soon be seen and in the end a player will actually win the desired amount. But we should always keep in mind that we talk about betting system for a pure game of luck! The outcomes are unpredictable!
The Labouchere system has its risks and weak points, but still it is far better than Martingale on practice. Players can decide whether to play roulette with or without betting strategies and but the most important is to listen to their intuition that can be the best advisor for them in this exciting game of luck!