The prison rule in roulette

Ulrich Dieter, Joachim Ahrens

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In many casinoes a bet on even money chances is not immediately lost when a zero falls. Instead, the stake is ‘imprisoned’, and the gambler has the options of demanding half his money back or letting the next spins of the wheel decide on the fate of the stake. These options are compared in respect to their winning probabilities by simple recursive methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-231
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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