# Labouchere betting system in roulette

System of Laboucher is popular because of its simple algorithm. Overall, even beginners can effectively use it in casino. Some players call it «Cross out» and "Split Martingale" systems. But let's look at the strategy itself and its mechanism. The idea is elementary - it increases winning for more player`s benefit. On this page we`ll find out how to make money on roulette using presented winning system.

## Diminishing approach of Labouchere

Labouchere roulette strategy is also known as negative progression system. Factually it is method of bet calculation on the basis of numbers series. It has some similarities with Fibonacci and other betting approaches and in initial form it looks like this: imagine we take series of prime numbers, let it be 1 – 6. This range can be longer or shorter and represent numbers placed in any order, 2-2-2-4-4-6-7 for example. Choice depends on the game`s type and payout coefficients used at playing bets.

- How to count wager amount. To determine stake size Labouchere betting strategy suggests to summarize first and last number in the row. As it follows, 1 and 6, so 7 chips are to be bet. If you win outside numbers are removed and next stake amount is defined by adding next outside figures. If winning series continue extreme digits are removed again while next ones are summarized. The player should act in such a way until series is not over and then start from the very beginning.
Due to Labouchere strategy roulette is exciting game where everything can be predicted. If in some moment the wager appeared to be lost it`s necessary to add one more number in the row. Number denomination has to be equal to lost bet. Let`s apply this data on example used above: regarding 1 – 6 figures the first stake is 7. In case of loss it is necessary to add 7 to the series and the new bet will be 7 + 1, that is 8. If the first wager is winning and the second is lost the range will look like this: 2-3-4-5-7.

The chain of figures is considered to be won when no unused numbers left in the row.

- Weak point of this system is that stakes are growing in quick pace and you often have to risk with large sums although initial bets were small.
There is also Labouchere on the contrary version. In this variation the numbers are diminished at loss but when the round is won you need to add one figure to the row. This system applies to positive progressions.