Labouchere is a roulette system where you try to compensate for losses by wagering an increasingly larger amount of money. Labouchere is used for even odds bets, such as Red/Black and Even/Odd on the roulette. Who invented Labouchere remains unknown, but the system seems to have first appeared in 17th century France.
In order to use Labouchere, you must start by deciding who much you wish to win. Let’s say you want to win $1 000. Your next step will then be to divide your bankroll into a series of wagers that combined equal $1 000. Example: $50, $150, $100, $50, $50, $200, $100, $50, $100, $150.
Add the number on the left end ($50) to the number on the right end ($150). Your first wager on the roulette will be $200.
- If you WIN your first wager (the $200 wager), cross out the two end numbers ($50 and $150) from your series. Your next wager on the roulette will be $150 (new left end) + $100 (new right end), i.e. $250.
- If your LOSE your first wager (the $200 wager), write $200 after $150 in your series, í.e your new right end number will be $200. Your next bet will be $50 + $200 = $250.
Does it work?
No, using Labouchere is risky and there is no guarantee for you ending up winning at the roulette table.
This betting system is based on the Fibonacci sequence: 1-1-2-3-5-8-13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 233 – 275. The sequence is of Hindu-Arabian origin and was introduced to Europe by Leonardo Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician.
Just like most other roulette systems, the Fibonacci system is used for even odd bets, i.e. Red/Black and Even/Odd.
To use the Fibonacci system, you start by determining how large your base bet will be. If you pick $10 as your base bet, your first bet at the roulette table will be $10 because $10 x 1 = $10. If you lose, you proceed to the next number in the Fibonacci series and your next wager will thus be $10 x 1 = $10. If you lose again, you proceed to wager $10 x 2 = $20. As you can see, the stakes will rise quickly during a losing streak.
If you win when you using the Fibonaccisystem, you go back two steps. Let’s say you are betting $10 x 34 = $340 and wins. You will then go back to 13 and your next wager will be $10 x 13 = $130.
If you reach the end of the series, you start over from the left. So, if you bet $10 x 275 = $2 750 and loses, your next bet will be $10 x 1 = $10.
Does it work?
No, there is no guarantee of you being a winning player at the roulette table with Fibonacci. Also, the stakes rise quickly and you may hit the table maximum after a just a few losses.