Using the Blackjack Encyclopedia

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A Natural !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.    ………
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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.

NOTE: The above indices (BC and PE) 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.

EFFECTS OF CARD REMOVAL (%)
Effects of Removal - Single Deck
RULES AND RULE VARIATIONS
PA = Approximate player advantage in percent.
HA = Approximate house advantage in percent.