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UAPC. See Uston Advanced Point Count.

Ubalo. {PCS/L2}. (Brett Harris). An unbalanced counting system for the Over/Under 13 game.  See BRH.
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UBE. See Real World Casino: Universal Blackjack Engine in software section.

UBS. See Ultimate Blackjack System.

UBT. See Ultimate Blackjack Tour.

UBZ2See Unbalanced Zen Count.

Ultimate Blackjack. A prototype blackjack game where you wager on the best blackjack hand that can be made with 4 cards.
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Ultimate Blackjack System. {PCS/L1}. (UBS) (M. H. Millman).  See entry in book section. Not recommended.

Ultimate Blackjack TourUltimate Blackjack Tour.   (UBT) (Sept 16, 2006 – Nov 10, 2007) A televised series of Elimination Blackjack tournaments debuting in 2006, on CBS.  Max Rubin hosted this show and Anthony Curtis conducted the analysis of all hands shown.  See Halloween Blackjack Ball.
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[ gameshows.wikia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Blackjack_Tour ]

ultimate count. A point count system optimized to give the player a maximum betting correlation and playing efficiency.

unbalanced count. A point count system that does not end with a count of zero or with the same count at the beginning of the deck or shoe (e.g., Red Seven Count). A true count adjustment is typically not required.
[Spr 93 Wong Blackjack Review 7] [Sum 93 Banker Letter BJR 5]

star.gif (5411 bytes)Unbalanced Zen Count 11 (aka UBZ2) {PCS/L2}. (George C.).  See Zen Count.

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
-1 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 -2

BC = .97 PE = .62 IC = .84

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Unbalo.  See Ubalo.

uneven picks. A shuffling term referring to shuffles that are done with uneven picks. (e.g., one hand might have 20 cards and the other hand might have 30 cards before shuffling.)

UnisonicCalc.jpg (10737 bytes)Unisonic Vegas 21 Blackjack Game and Calculators. Unisonic Products Corp., New York. Once available through Rouge et Noir, these pocket and desk calculators could be used to learn how to count or test a system. They originally sold for between $30 – $50 and models included those made in Hong Kong and Taiwan. These units deal from a full single-deck and were highly recommended as a practice device.
[77 Casino & Sports Vol.1, 49] [c78? Rouge et Noir 16] [6/91 Snyder Blackjack Forum 50]

unit. A measure used to signify an amount won or spread without actually indicating the dollar amount. One unit is typically a players minimum or regular bet. (e.g., I won 10 units last night.)

up. Acronym for dealer’s two cards are both face up.
[Wong Current Blackjack News 93]

up-as-you-lose / up-as-you-win. Progressive betting terms for increasing your bet based on whether or not you won or lost a previous hand.

up-card. The dealer’s card that is exposed to the player. In the casino, the up-card is the first card dealt to the dealer. There are 10 different possible dealer up-cards. Most playing strategies place great importance to this one card. See hole-card.  See break.  See hand.

Upcard Luck. (UL) (c2014) A blackjack side bet that is determined by the dealer’s up-card together with the two cards the player is dealt.  If the dealer’s up-card is not a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7, then the player loses the side bet immediately .  The player then needs either a total of 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21 or he needs two suited Aces, to win UL.  Aces always count as 11 in figuring the player total for the side bet.  HA~ 4.3% – 5.89%
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upside-down 7. A hole-card play term. A 7 card, of which only a portion of its face without the center pip is visible, thus resembling a 6.  This is a well known problem for spotters.
[ 81 Uston Million Dollar Blackjack 322 ] [ 11/87, 9/88 Olsen Blackjack Confidential ] [ 09 Grosjean Beyond Counting Exhibit CAA ]

Click Me!Uston, Kenneth.  SEE SPECIAL SECTION
[ Photo credit: Ken Uston Casino Surveillance Photos ]

Ken Uston Casino Surveillance Photos

 

Uston Ace-Five Count. {RCS}. (Ken Uston).

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

BC = .54 PE = .05 IC = .00

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[ 86 Gwynn El Cheapo Systems BJF 23 ]

Uston Advanced Plus-Minus Count. {PCS/L1}. (Ken Uston).

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
-1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 -1

BC = .95 PE = .55 IC = .76

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star.gif (5411 bytes)Uston Advanced Point Count. {PCS/L3}. (UAPC) (Ken Uston) (c1977).

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
0 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 -1 -3

BC = .90 PE = .69 IC = .90

[ 81 Uston Million Dollar Blackjack ]
[ XX Braun Casino & Sports Vol.2, 48 ]
[ XX Uston Casino & Sports Letter Vol.3, 54 ]
[ 87 Snyder Ken Uston Dies at 52 BJF 22 ] [ qfit.com/cardcounting/Uston-APC/ ]

star.gif (5411 bytes)Uston SS Count. {PCS/L3}. (Ken Uston) (1986). The Uston Institute of Blackjack, Atlantic City, NJ. An unbalanced count developed by Ken Uston with corroboration by Arnold Snyder and Sam Case.

A 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
-2 2 2 2 3 2 1 0 -1 -2

BC = .99 PE = .56 IC = .73

[ 12/86 Snyder Blackjack Forum 47 ] [ qfit.com/cardcounting/Uston-SS/ ]

Uston 21Counter. A concealable blackjack calculator once manufactured and sold by Stanley R. Sludikoff (SRS Enterprises, a subsidiary of Gambling Times). This was a true count calculator which did not advise the player how to play his hand.   Sludikoff’s company no longer sells hidden blackjack computers. See computers (concealable).
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Although Stanley R. Sludikoff named this device after Ken Uston, Uston said he knew nothing about it at the time. Uston’s response when initially asked about this product – “…This is the first I’ve ever heard of such a product and (I) obviously not only do not endorse the product, but repudiate it.”
[8/81 Wong Blackjack World Vol.3,137]

Uston vs Resorts International Hotel, Inc. 89 N.J. 163, 445 A.2d 370 (1982), affirming 179 N.J. Super. 223, 431 A.2d 173 (N.J. Super. A.D. 1981). A card counting case stating that the Supreme Court of New Jersey held the Casino Control Commission alone has the authority to set rules for licensed card games. This prevents Atlantic City casinos from excluding professional blackjack players and card counters.
[83 Ken Uston Interviewed BJF] [86 Rose Gambling and the Law 201,287]

Uston Strategy WheelThe Uston. {BS} (Ken Uston) A plastic circular slide-rule type blackjack calculator designed for use in Atlantic City when early surrender was available (c1979). Now a collector’s item.

Usui, KennethKen Uston‘s birth name.

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