The below presumes that you are already familiar with the **LABOUCHERE betting strategy**.

THE FOLLOWING TEXT instructs you in how to handle two-dozens betting with ANY Labouchere similar strategy and is not intended to be a complete description of a system. You have to supply a Labouchere you like – negative (ordinary) or positive (reversed) – and all the rules of it. In the examples below, I will use a very simple one with very few rules.

LABOUCHERE is mainly used for “even-chances” betting but is, as shall be seen here, really nice suited to handle 2-dozens and 2-columns betting. The reason for this is that you will always be payed twice your bet on a winning and then you can cover (part of) the lost bet, when there is not a total loss of both bets. That is, you run two independent attacks – one for your primary bet and one for the secondary (or whatever way you like it). The winning strategy will have an “extra” winning that you can use, in one way or another. I will first show how to ignore it… That is; I don’t make any notes of it so that the losing Labouchere will be “balanced in the background”, for the losses. Then I will show you how to “give to the poor”.

I use the NEGATIVE PROGRESSION – the “Up-As-You-Lose” type. It is probably the **best system for ****betting on two dozens and two columns**** and win consistently**. It is the original – the amount lost is to be added to the line and the amount won is to be crossed out.

There are two identical starting lines:

A) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

B) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

This example will show you what happens when you “ignore” the half of the winning that is not added to the line. So, my only rule (for this example) is:

When there are exactly two outcomes in the last three spins, a first bet is made on those two. The following bets are always made on the last two outcomes. Three different outcomes in three spins or a zero halts the session only temporarily; until there are exactly two different outcomes in the last three spins.

### Betting 2 columns, 2 dozens strategy example

(Casino Baden, Austria, June 26th 1996)

Rec Betting Betting Spin Doz Uts Cls Uts Win D/C The lines AFTER win/loss is noted ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 26 3/2 2 30 3/3 3 4 1/1 4 1+3 5/5 4 1/1 Doz A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 5 1+3 5/7 1+3 5/5 16 2/1 Doz A) X 2 3 X 5 B) X 2 3 X 5 7 Col A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 6 2+1 7/9 1+3 5/7 8 1/2 Doz A) X X 3 X 5 X X-out 2 + 7 B) X X 3 X 5 X Col A) X 2 3 X 5 B) X 2 3 X 5 7 7 1+2 8/8 2+1 7/9 19 2/1 Doz A) X X X X X X 8 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X Doz-session ends Col A) X X 3 X 5 X X-out 2 + 7 B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 2+1 5/5 1+2 8/8 18 2/3 Doz A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 Col A) X X 3 X 5 X 8 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 Wait until only 2 9 2+1 5/7 10 1/1 Doz A) X X 3 X X X-out 2 + 5 B) X X 3 X X 10 1+2 3/3 1+3 11/11 26 3/2 Doz A) X X 3 X X 3 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X X 3 Wait until only 2 Col A) X X 3 X 5 X 8 11 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 11 Wait until only 2 11 0 ZERO! Wait until 2 outcomes in last 3 spins 12 32 3/2 13 23 2/2 14 9 1/3 15 3+2 14/14 14 2/2 Col A) X X X X 5 X 8 X 14 X-out 3 + 11 B) X X X X 5 X 8 X 16 2+1 6/6 2+3 19/13 12 1/3 Doz A) X X X X X X 6 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X Doz-session ends Col A) X X X X X X X X 14 19 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X X X Col-session ends

As you can see from this, we simply play two parallel and independent progressions for each outcome – for the dozens it even ended in a positive way; 14 units in profit! (For the columns, the result was worse: -20 units…)

I wanted to show you, that it is quite safe and profitable to use two progression systems at the same time, for 2-Columns or 2-Dozens betting.

## Labouchere on Dozens and Columns (second version)

IN THE FIRST PART I showed you how to “ignore the extra part of the winning”. Now we shall see what happens if we use it in the lines. For the example, I will use the same rules as for the previous.

WHAT WE DO NOW is that we give the losing line the unused part of the winning. Consider the two lines:

**A) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 B) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4**

If A) hits, we have 5 units that we can use on the B)-line. This can be done in many ways, but I’ll use it here to cross out two figures (or only one if I have to) to the same or near the same value. Because A) won, the lines should look like this:

**A) X – 2 – 3 – X B) 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5**

But now we also cross out figures in the B)-line (the losing line) to the value of 5 (the crossed out value of the winning line). And, because we want to get rid of low-value figures, we look for the first combination of figures from left to right – in this case 1 and 4. In reality we have given the losing line 5 units. So, the lines will now look like this:

**A) X – 2 – 3 – X B) X – 2 – 3 – X – 5**

The next bet will then be 5 and 7 for A) and B) respectively.

Rec Betting Betting Spin Doz Uts Cls Uts Win D/C The lines AFTER win/loss is noted ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 26 3/2 2 30 3/3 3 4 1/1 4 1+3 5/5 4 1/1 Doz A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 5 1+3 5/7 1+3 5/5 16 2/1 Doz A) X 2 3 X 5 B) X 2 3 X 5 7 Col A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 6 2+1 7/9 1+3 5/7 8 1/2 Doz A) X X 3 X 5 X X-out 2 + 7 B) X X 3 X 5 X Col A) X 2 3 X 5 B) X 2 3 X 5 7 7 1+2 8/8 2+1 7/9 19 2/1 Doz A) X X X X X X 8 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X Doz-session ends Col A) X X 3 X 5 X X-out 2 + 7 B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 2+1 5/5 1+2 8/8 18 2/3 Doz A) X 2 3 X B) X 2 3 X 5 X-out 1 + 4 Col A) X X 3 X 5 X 8 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 Wait until only 2 9 2+1 5/7 10 1/1 Doz A) X X 3 X X X-out 2 + 5 B) X X 3 X X 10 1+2 3/3 1+3 11/11 26 3/2 Doz A) X X 3 X X 3 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X X 3 Wait until only 2 Col A) X X 3 X 5 X 8 11 3 different in 3 spins B) X X 3 X 5 X 8 11 Wait until only 2 11 0 ZERO! Wait until 2 outcomes in last 3 spins 12 32 3/2 13 23 2/2 14 9 1/3 15 3+2 14/14 14 2/2 Col A) X X X X 5 X 8 X 14 X-out 3 + 11 B) X X X X 5 X 8 X 16 2+1 6/6 2+3 19/13 12 1/3 Doz A) X X X X X X 6 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X Doz-session ends Col A) X X X X X X X X 14 19 B) Crossed out B) X X X X X X X X Col-session ends

The result is, of course, depending on the preferred type of roulette strategy (Labouchere) you use and your hit-rate.

WHAT ABOUT THE REVERSED LABOUCHERE? It is as easy to use it with a positive progression as with a negative. I will show this in THIS article.

Now before you run in the nearest casino hopping to get rich quick, read this **golden advice** on how to successfully apply your strategies in the casino environment.

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