U … is for Uston


UAPC. See Uston Advanced Point Count.

Ubalo. {PCS/L2}. (Brett Harris). An unbalanced counting system for the Over/Under 13 game.  See BRH.
http://www.BJRnet.com/member/archive/BRH_Ubalo.htm ]

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.
[ http://www.smartgaming.com/html/articles/newblackjack.htm ]

Ultimate Blackjack System. {PCS/L1}. (UBS) (M. H. Millman).

Ultimate Blackjack Tour A televised series of Elimination Blackjack tournaments debuting in 2006.  Max Rubin has hosted this show and Anthony Curtis conducted the analysis of all hands shown.
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/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]
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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 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 -2

BC = .97 PE = .62

[ https://www.qfit.com/cardcounting/Unbalanced-Zen-2/ ]

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. Most playing strategies place great importance to this one card. See hole-card.

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. |
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[11/87, 9/88 Olsen Blackjack Confidential]

Kenneth Usui a.k.a. Kenneth Uston

Uston, Kenneth. (aka Kenneth Usui) ( Jan 12, 1935 – Sept 17, 1987) The famous professional player and author of several blackjack books including The Big Player and Million Dollar BlackjackKen Uston was probably one of the most flamboyant, controversial, and famous characters the blackjack world has ever seen. Uston and his teams reportedly won millions in Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Uston died of an apparent heart attack in his rented vacation apartment in Paris, France at the age of only 52.  The cause of death remained undetermined, since an autopsy was not performed and the body was cremated.

According to reports, local police found no evidence of foul play. Alcohol and drug abuse were strongly suspected by several people who knew Uston intimately.  A 2002 member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.  See Uston Advanced Point Count.  See Reports.
[ Photo credit: Ken Uston Casino Surveillance Photos ]

[ Jan/Feb 88 Roberts A Double Dose of Death GT]
[ 14 Blackjack Confidential Nov 97 ]
[ Additional Ken Uston Information ]
[ Official Ken Uston Site ]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjack_Hall_of_Fame ]
http://www.blackjackbomb.com/ken-uston/ ]

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

[81 Uston Million Dollar Blackjack]
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Uston Advanced Plus-Minus. {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

[81 Uston Million Dollar Blackjack]

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

[81 Uston Million Dollar Blackjack]
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[XX Uston Casino & Sports Letter Vol.3, 54]
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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

[12/86 Snyder Blackjack Forum 47]

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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