J is for Johnson



J. See jack.

Jack of Diamondsjack. (J). One of four 10-valued cards in a standard deck of playing cards.  If a player knows he will receive a 10-valued card he has an advantage of about 14% or so.
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Jackpot. See Blackjack Jackpot.

Jackpot Party With Lucky George. A blackjack side bet from Bally Technologies.  According to their literature:a side bet that considers your first two cards. If the cards are a suited value of 20 or you have at least one Jack of spades, you win. The top award pays when you have two Jacks of spades and the dealer has a blackjack. To begin each round, make a standard blackjack wager and optional Jackpot Party wager. The dealer then follows house procedures for blackjack. Once you have two cards, the dealer settles the Jackpot Party wagers. If you have a suited 20 or a Jack of spades, they win according to the paytable. If your first two cards are not a suited 20 or a Jack of spades, you lose the Jackpot Party wager.  Lucky George payouts are paid to the dealer when you get one of the winning hands.
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Jacobs, Jake. A blackjack and backgammon professional. Interviewed on the Gambling with an Edge podcast.
[ PODCAST: Jul 7, 2015 ]

Jacobs, Morton.  See Power Numbers BlackjackThis system is NOT recommended.

Jacobs, Richard.  See Richard Munchkin.

Jacobs, Steve.  A well respected blackjack expert and frequent major contributor, if not the pioneer, of the online user group rec.gambling.blackjack.

Eliot JacobsonJacobson, Eliot. (Born Jan 4, 1958) Provides consulting services for the casino industry.  From his bio, “received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1983. Eliot was Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University from 1983 to 1998, where he was undergraduate chair from 1990 to 1994. He was Visiting Associate Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1998 to 2009. Eliot has over twenty research publications in mathematics appearing in major international journals. In 2009, Eliot retired from academia.”  In 2012, Eliot created the site apheat.net, an excellent resource all serious players should visit. Author of the excellent book Advanced Advantage Play where he describes over 150 legal methods to beat casino games.  The site apheat.net was purchased by 888casino in 2017, so if you want the original material check the 2016 archive.
[ ARCHIVE:  apheat.net 2016 ] [ 888casino.com ] [ blackjackinfo.com ] [ ARCHIVE: j
acobsongaming.com ] [ PODCASTS: Mar 3, 2012, Dec 7, 2012 ]

Eliot Jacobson describes what edge-sorting is all about

Jacques Noir Count. {TCS} See One-Two Count.

Jalib, Abdul. aka Abdul Jalib M’Hall.  See Michael Hall.

Karel Janecek and Stanford WongJanecek, Karel. (Born July 26, 1973) Wikipedia calls Janecek a  mathematician, entrepreneur, anti-corruption campaigner and philanthropist.  We know him as the author of the outstanding software Statistical Blackjack Analyzer (SBA).  Janecek, along with Brett Harris and others, contributed to the development of what has become known as ‘optimal betting theory’ or Kelly criterion betting, and the discovery that it is possible to calculate a true count for “unbalanced” counting systems.  It was Janecek’s SBA that John Auston used to produce all of the charts in the original Chapter 10 of Blackjack Attack.  Janecek has a Masters in mathematics from Charles University, Prague and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon UniversityKarel Janecek lives in the Czech Republic.
[ WIKIPEDIA ] kareljanecek.com ]

Jayne, Robert. (Born July 16, 1973) aka Bobby Jacoby.  An American actor, real estate developer and former professional blackjack player.  Josh Axelrad describes his blackjack experiences with Jayne in the book Repeat Until Rich.  Jayne (under the name Bobby J.) played in the first World Series of Blackjack.

Jenson, Lee. Advantage player and winner of the 2016 “Grosjean Cup” at Max Rubin’s annual Blackjack Ball.
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From Gambling With An Edge

Jo. See Rozanna Travis and Jo.

Joe. A professional card counter who simply goes by the name of “Joe”.  He has expressed a goal of getting kicked out of every casino in the country 🙂  Interviewed on the Gambling with an Edge podcast.
[ PODCAST: Mar 15, 2018 ]

Joe748According to Blackjack Apprenticeship, Joe748 is one of their most successful graduates, having made over $1 million from blackjack alone – over 100 times his starting amount. Joe748 is a regular contributor to their forum and at their live blackjack bootcamps.
[ blackjackapprenticeship.com ]

Joe and Semi Pro. A young couple who count cards together.  Interviewed on the Gambling with an Edge podcast.
[ PODCASTS: Mar 14, 2019Mar 28, 2019 ]

BJHFDon JohnsonJohnson, Don. (Born 1962) A professional gambler, blackjack player and former corporate executive, who beat Atlantic City casinos (Tropicana, Borgata and Caesars) for over $15 million between December 2010 and April 2011.  Johnson exploited loss rebates at blackjack and other advanced techniques to gain a significant advantage over the casino.  Johnson was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame in 2017.
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joint. Slang for a casino.

joint bankroll. An arrangement between two or more players to combine their monies and gamble jointly, wagering from the total amount and sharing the wins and losses.  A joint bankroll can lower risk and allow betting levels to increase.  This is the fundamental advantage of playing on a team.

joker. 1) Acronym for one or more jokers are in the pack.  2) Two cards in a new pack of cards and typically with a drawing of the jester. These cards are of no value in casino blackjack and are removed before the remaining 52-card deck is used. In social games the joker is often used as the cut card. Casinos have also offered blackjack with jokers as wild cards. If the dealer got a joker, it was burned. The player who got a joker as a hit card had to specify its value before another card was dealt.  PA = 4.2% per joker per deck.
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Colin JonesJones, Colin.  Co-founder of the Blackjack Apprenticeship web site and a former team leader for the Church TeamFrom his web site, “I have played on all levels, from testing it out as a hobby, to traveling around the globe as a full-time professional (and, of course, by “full-time” we mean 40 hours A MONTH), to running a multi-million dollar blackjack team with 30+ players, investors, and middle management.”  In 2019, Colin wrote his first blackjack book titled The 21st Century Card Counter. See Ben Crawford.
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From Gambling With An Edge

Joseph, Mike.  Author of the excellent Beat a Cheat instructional video on cheating at cards and dice.
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junket. A group of gamblers brought into the casino, often with transportation and/or accommodation subsidies. See comp.
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