How the En Prison Rule Works
Similarly to La Partage, En Prison is another player-friendly rule that applies to two-sided outside wagers like red/black, odd/even, and high/low. Under this rule, the player gets a second chance for a win instead of losing half of the bet when the zero is spun. The dealer places a marker on the unsuccessful wager to indicate it is ‘in prison’.
The bet remains on the layout for a second spin and gets released from the ‘imprisonment’ in the event of a win. The player practically breaks even as the dealer returns only the original wager without paying out any of the winnings. The rules regarding what happens when a second zero gets spun are largely casino-specific.
POSSIBLE WAYS TO SETTLE IMPRISONED BETS AFTER A SECOND ZERO LANDS ON THE NEXT SPIN
- The player automatically loses the imprisoned bet.
2. The wager transforms into a double-imprisoned bet.
3. In the event of a win, the double-imprisoned bet moves one level up and transforms into a single-imprisoned bet. The player must essentially win twice in a row to release their original wager from the double-imprisonment.
4. In the event of a third consecutive zero, the double-imprisoned wager becomes triple-imprisoned if house rules allow. If not, it loses automatically without the option to release it on successive spins.