En Prison Rule in Online Roulette
When you play online roulette you want to play where you can find
a European wheel instead of an American wheel as the house edge
is reduced from 5.26% to 2.7%. You may also want to find an online
casino that offers the En Prison rule. What is the En Prison rule
and how can it help you win money when playing online roulette?
The En Prison rule makes it so that when you wager on an even money
bet like red/black or odd/even and the ball lands in the green Zero
your bet is “imprisoned.” That sounds ominous but it
is actually good news for the player because you can still win money
on your bet. Your bet is carried over to the next spin and if it
wins you get your money back (no winnings) but if it loses then
you lose your wager. If it happens to land on green again you get
another chance until a non-zero spin comes up.
Let’s take an example to illustrate the En Prison rule. Let’s
say you bet $10 on red. A zero comes up on the spin so your money
is imprisoned for the next spin. It comes up red on that next spin
so you get your $10 back. If black came up then you would lose your
The en prison rule is great for the player because it reduces the
house edge on a European wheel from 2.7% down to 1.35%.
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