# Labouchere Roulette System

This roulette system was invented in the 19th century and has been successfully applied to other casino games. You don’t need to be very good with numbers to apply this strategy, although this is not the most straightforward roulette system out there. What makes Labouchere Roulette System special is the fact that players are allowed to tinker a bit with it and there is no predetermined pattern that has to be followed religiously. Also known as the split Martingale, the strategy implies some steps in terms of wagering, but gives players a lot of freedom in choosing the numbers and the size of the bets.

#### How it works?

Players should begin with writing down a string of numbers that has a total close to the winning amount regarded as optimal. This means that depending on how high the expectations are, the sequence can be made of smaller or bigger numbers and the player decides how high the risks will be. Once the numbers are decided, players sum up the last and first in the string and place a wager equal to that amount. In case he wins, one is expected to cross those two numbers of the list and then repeat the procedure with the next two numbers.

This operation is repeated over and over again, until there are no numbers left in the sequence and another string of numbers is created. In case of a losing bet, players don’t scratch off the numbers and simply add the sum of the two numbers at the end of the sequence. This means that the next bet will consist of the first number in the string and the recently added one and if the ball lands on the desired number the losses are recuperated.

#### Does it worth something?

The good thing about the Labouchere Roulette System is that players can take lower or higher risks and these are reflected in the length of the string and the size of the numbers that are included. Those who are trying to keep the losses minimal and would settle for lower amounts during winning streaks, can add many small numbers and even repeat the lowest ones such as 1,2,3.

On the downside, it is very easy for the losses to spin out of control and if you are lucky or greedy and select slightly bigger numbers, the losses can mount. Like traditional martingale, the Labouchere Roulette System guarantees the fact that when you eventually win, you get back all the money invested plus a small profit. The problem is that many players won’t get that far.

#### Enjoy more freedom when playing roulette with the Labouchere system

The Labouchere roulette system can be successfully used for other casino games and it is also known as the Cancellation System, Split Martingale or Cross Out System. This is not a roulette strategy suited for beginners, due to the fact that it requires more funds and enough experience to know how to choose the series of numbers

How the Labouchere roulette system works

This strategy works very well online because players need to write down a string of numbers which if summed up would total the amount the player intends to win. From the beginning it is obvious that you are in complete control over what series of numbers you choose, but the trick is to minimize your wagers. A series of 1-1-1-3-4-5 is less risky than one that goes like this 1-2-3-4-5-6 because the initial bets are kept at a lower value and loses will not pile up so quickly.

After writing down this string of numbers, all you need to do is to sum up the first number and the last one, which are also known as outside numbers. When you win, the two numbers are scratched off the list and the next bet will represent the sum of the next outside numbers, with the cycle restarting after each winning round. If you lose, the amount lost is converted into another number which is added at the end of the sequence and becomes an outside number itself.

Stick to a short list of numbers

In addition to choosing relatively low numbers when creating a string, it is essential not to overextend it because this could trigger a series of consequences. If you win, you will be stuck with the system for longer than you need and risk to offset those profits during a relatively short losing streak. When you lose, the numbers added are increasingly high which means that your bankroll is under a lot of pressure.

Assuming you chose the safer sequence of 1-1-1-3-4-5, the first bet will be 1+5 and if it is a winner both numbers are removed and the next wager will be 1+4. In theory the system can end in this case after only three successful rounds and if this happens, players can choose to start it all over again or quit while they are ahead. The reason it is wise to start a sequence with 1-1-1 or choose a string that has the highest digits in the middle is to keep initial loses low if they occur. The Labouchere roulette strategy is not meant to be a loss chasing system and such short sequences of numbers keep it profitable.