The major reason behind the popularity of this game is their ease at reducing the edge of the house as well as increasing the player's chances of winning the game. This strategy is successful in employing both things together. Although, deploying this strategy does not guarantee you a win, it does increase your chances significantly.

How the Strategy Works

This strategy is fairly simple to use and requires less hassles; all you have to do is jot down the numbers in a particular sequence; for instance, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Although the sequence may have as many numbers as you which, it would be very thoughtful of you to keep it as small as possible; doing so will allow you to win earlier on.

The outcomes of the sequence are dependent on the sum total of the preceding numbers, for example three units are the sum total of one and two. Therefore you are required to bet on any three units. After winning this bet you are required to cross out the previous two numbers, which in this case is one and two.

In the next bet you proceed with seven units, which is the total of three and four and you must continue with this sequence. Conversely, if you end up losing your bet for 3 units, then you must add this towards the end of the sequence.

As evident, Labouchere is a relatively simple process that involves crossing out the numbers when you win or perhaps adding them when you lose the bet. "Reverse" Labouchere is another variation of the original game that requires you to cross the numbers that you lose while adding those that you win. Although, they tend to be longer, they can give the player higher wagers.