# Baccarat Bet Progression the Labouchere Way

The simplest and most flexible baccarat bet progression system is forming a number series that strikes our fancy. This is called the Labouchere system.

The formation of the number series, though, should be done with enough baccarat experience as a foundation. We cannot just let our fancy take its own course as we formulate number series on which to base our bets on. The fancy should be well backed up with baccarat play experience to get a feel of what series work in the game.

It is good to use simple number series at the start. Series like 1, 2, 3, and 5, or 1, 1, 2, 2, and 3. What we do with a number series is to pair two number ends (left and right ends), add them together and have that represent the bet unit used. So, if say, we use 1, 2, 3, 5, we put together 1 and 5 (the left and right ends), add them so that we have a total of 6. If we use a $1 bet unit, we multiply that with the series result, and we get $6.

So, we bet $6 initially. If we lose, we put the number 6 (from the $6 bet) in the series, thus having 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. But if we win, we take 1 and 6 from the series and add together the next end numbers, in this example, 2 and 3. So we bet $5. Caution should be observed here, however. We should make sure that the sum of the ends should not go over the table limit at the baccarat table we're playing.

The bet amount may dangerously increase if we lose further in a row and it may take a big amount to recover all the losses. However, the series of 4 numbers makes it easy for us to re-think of the losses we have. It's a good idea to keep the series no longer or shorter than four numbers to have a built-in check and balance for a disciplined bankroll management. Later, however, when we have mastered more the system, we may add to the length of the series. Even the length of the number series can be treated progressively, having an initial 4 numbers, and then gradually adding as the wins occur, and subtracting when loses occur.

The Labouchere baccarat bet progression is an ideal way of having progressive bet patterns gradually complicate. It is excellent for both starters and veterans in bet progression.