(Included thanks to bart7 on the forum. You are a true gentleman, Sir).
This is a variation of the Labouchere System which we have covered in our first roulette systems section.
A quick recap on The Labouchere…
-Write down a progression of numbers (you decide which), but let’s say 1 2 3 4 5 6 as a basic example.
-In this system you are betting on on 2 out of the 3 columns, so just under 2/3 wheel coverage (when we take the 0 into account).
-Your first bet will be the sum of the numbers at the ends of your progression, so 1+6=7 on each column (taking the series above as an example).
-If you win, strike off the 2 numbers you have used and bet the new 2 exterior numbers, so 2+5=7. If you win again, delete these number s and bet the first and last numbers again (3+4=7) and so on. Your plan should be to get rid of all of the numbers on your progression.
OK- that’s the bog standard Labouchere system- you can read the full description HERE if you need a further recap.
Now, generally when you play the Labouchere, you are betting on a single outside bet. But in this variant, you are betting 2 outside bets (2 colums). So in contrast with the standard Labouchere system, in the Double Labouchere system, when you lose, you’ll need to add 2 numbers to the end of your sequence, so your line of numbers in our example above would be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,7 if you lost after the initial wager.
If you have a bad run, don’t just keep going and going. Plan when you will stop if you hit a brown patch (set a stop loss or set a max length to your progression).
Hopefully you will accelerate into a winning streak and you are able to scratch off all the numbers in your progression.
You can design your Labby Sequence to be as risky or timid as you want. So 1,1,1,1,1,1,1 would be a cautious progression, and 1,2,4,8,16 would be suitable for a player with cojones grandes.
We’d recommend a sensible progression along the lines of our example above (1,2,3,4,5,6), but do set up your stop loss and profit targets before you kick off. Forewarned is forearmed as they say in New Hampshire.
You can play this exact same system on the dozens, of course. Another variation is the Double Labby Columns & Dozens Switch, in which you switch between columns and Dozens randomly (just to mix it up a bit).