Laboucher System

Laboucher System

What’s kind of cool about the Laboucher System from a historical perspective is that it’s named after Henry Labouchére, who was a huge fan of betting on the Roulette wheel. It is also called the Cancelation System, as well as the Split Martingale Method. It’s also known as the American Cancellation, the Montante Américaine, and the American Progression. While there are a lot of different ways to put it, the strategy remains the same, and to Canadian bettors, it may be the key to unlocking big winnings while betting on the 1 to 1 outside bets at the Roulette table, the 1 to 1 bets at the Craps table, and while playing Blackjack.

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How It Works

At first it sounds a little complex, but once you get the hang of it, it could lead to big wins as well as add a little excitement to your Roulette gameplay. Start by setting a progression, which is easiest at 1, 2, 3. It will be dependent on how much you want to bet and what your budget it is, because it’s easiest to have the progression be the exact amount you want to bet. Put simply, if you start with $1, the progression should be the aforementioned 1, 2, 3. If you start with $5, the progression should be 5, 10, 15.

You bet the first and last number in the sequence added together. To make things easier, we’ll focus on the 1, 2, 3 sequence. So to start, you would add 1 and 3 together to make 4. If you win, you erase the first and last numbers, and then bet the first and last numbers added together in that new sequence. In this case, if you win right off the bat, you would just start over. If you lost, you would add 4 to the sequence, making it 1, 2, 3, 4. You would add the first and last numbers to make 5, and bet that. If you lost again, it would be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and you would bet 6 (1 + 5). Then, if you won, you would erase the first and last numbers and get the sequence 2, 3, 4, and bet 6 again. If you won a third time, you would start from the beginning again, as you need at least three numbers for the system to work. What’s great about this is that you can lose more than you win and still make a profit.


The Laboucher Method is great because you will profit if you win even half as much as you lose, and for you to burn through your entire bankroll would be, while not impossible, very unlikely. If you use the Martingale System, where you double your bet after every lose, you can burn through your bankroll quickly during a losing streak, and you could even hit the table maximum and have no chance to recuperate your losses in one transaction. After a massively extensive losing streak, the same might happen with the Laboucher System, but the odds are far, far lower.