# Using the Blackjack Encyclopedia

## ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACKJACK

The following is an example of how to use the Encyclopedia of Blackjack.  Word and term headings are always in larger bold type.

### EXAMPLE ENTRY

 blackjack. (BJ) 1) Common reference to the game of twenty-one, a card game played between a dealer and one to seven players. Also called vingt-et-un, pontoon, and van-john. 2) When the player’s first two cards are an ace and any ten valued card. Also called natural and snapper.    ……… [ blackjackforumonline.com/content/history-of-blackjack.htm ] [ blackjackreview.com/wp/historical-events/ ] [ wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjack ] [ 1875 American Hoyle ??? ] [ 38 Asbury Sucker’s Progress 49 ] [ 80 A Look at Blackjack in the 1930’s C&S V.13, 29 ] [ 1887 U.S.Playing Card Official Rules 228 ]

Cross reference items are in bold type.

References are enclosed within [ ] brackets and may include a HTML link.

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### POINT COUNT STRATEGIES

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Where X is the card count value used.

BC = Betting Correlation in percent.
PE = Playing Efficiency in percent.
IC = Insurance Correlation in percent

NOTE: The above indices (BC, PE and IC) were calculated independently by the author using the methodology as described in Peter Griffin’s The Theory of Blackjack and Arnold Snyder’s The Blackjack Formula. The effects of card removal, which are used in the calculations, are based on single-deck Las Vegas Strip rules with 20 cards remaining.

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