If you like online roulette, you have surely noticed there are various strategies. One of the roulette strategies which you can try out immediately is called Labouchere.
The Labouchere strategy is suitable for all gamblers who like simple roulette systems. It is also sometimes called Split Martingale or Cross Out. Thanks to the Labouchere strategy you decrease the casino's house edge and increase your chance of winning.
This strategy is really easy and you can use it in all roulette games including Live Roulette, European Roulette and American Roulette. First of all, take a piece of paper and a pen and write down several numbers in a row. You can write as many numbers as you wish but the less numbers you write, the sooner you can win.
Example: You wrote down the numbers 4, 1, 2, 3. The first bet according to Labouchere system equals the sum of the first and last number. In this case that is 4 + 3 = 7. Now you place a bet that involves 7 units (e.g. 7 dollars) on any bet with payout ratio 1:1 which are red/black, odd/even or high/low bets. If you win, you scratch these two numbers, your next bet will be the sum of the two remaining numbers (1 + 2 = 3). Again, you place a bet with a 1:1 payout and in case you win, you may create another list of numbers. If you lose the first bet, you add number 7 to your numbers. You may write it both to the start or to the end of the list of your numbers. Your next bet would therefore be 11 (if you added 7 to the end of your list) or 10 (if you added 7 to the start of your list).
The Labouchere system is based on scratching out or adding numbers to the list. The disadvantage of this system is the fact that if you lose several times in a row, the bet may increase and you may exceed the table limit. If this happens, you may move to another table with a higher limit or you may divide your bet in half. The second possibility means that the total number of roulette spins will increase.
Labouchere strategy is rather simple and everyone can try it out. Its disadvantage is that in the end you may bet relatively high amounts even though your first bet was now. Therefore always calculate well what unit you will play with. It is better to start with low bets than to lose a lot of money.