For the above example, these numbers would work: 1, 2, 3,2,2 because they add up to ten. If a player is able to cross all the numbers off of their sheet, then they will know that they met their goal. Just like a lot of other betting systems, this system will have a player making, even more, bets like odd/even or red/black. In order to figure out how much the size of their bet should be, they should add the first and the last numbers of their line together and wager that many units. Using the example above, the numbers at the end of the line are one and two. Then the next step is moved onto if the bet is won.
If that bet is won, then the player gets to cross out the numbers that they used to make that bet. The line for the next bet would like this: 2,3, 2. The next bet would be forty dollars since the total of the outer numbers is used when determining the amount of the bet.To show what happens when a bet is lost, let’s just say the bet was lost. When a loss happens, then the numbers that were lost goes to the end of the line and the line now looks like this: 2,3,2,4. The next bet would be for six units or sixty dollars. For a player to see this system all the way through, they will need to continue to make bets until they totally wiped out their line.
There it is, an overview of the Labouchere system for players that want to learn about a betting system that may be new to them. The Labouchere system does involve some risk, but if the cards are in a player’s favor, then it can really work out for them.