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X. Acronym for any ten-valued card.

Yuk, Mr. An advantage player that plays both table games and machines.  In 2012, at the 16th annual Blackjack Ball, Yuk won the Grosjean Cup trophy and won the World’s Greatest Blackjack Player award for the year.

z. Pronounced “zee”. As in 4,3,2,1,zee. The non-verbal abbreviation that many card counters use for zero to improve the speed at which they can count.

ZPB.   See zero proximity betting.

Z System. {BS}. (Bennett, Lloyd) Las Vegas, NV. A simplified basic strategy.
[ 80 Bennett Z-System ]

star.gif (5411 bytes)Zen Count {PCS/L2}. (Arnold Snyder).  See Unbalanced Zen Count.

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-1 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 -2

BC = .96 PE = .63

[ blackjackforumonline.com/content/Zen_Count_Indices.htm ]
[ 3/82,6/82 Snyder Gwynn Tests the Zen Count BJF ]

[ 83 Snyder Blackbelt in Blackjack ]
[ 9/83 Seri Above Zen BJF 13 ]
[ 90 Malmuth Gambling Theory 115 ]

Zender, Bill.   Former casino manager of the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas. Zender is considered a professional level card counter and gambling expert. He has written Card Counting for the Casino Executive and How to Detect Casino Cheating at BlackjackBill Zender is currently involved in casino protection and gaming revenue services.
[ http://www.billzender.com/ ]
[ http://www.blackjackbomb.com/bill-zender/ ]

zero proximity betting. (ZPB). The betting strategy of placing maximum bets at or near a count of zero. This strategy is based on the premise that a rise in player expectation can be found at or near zero in games with insufficiently shuffled cards. Not recommended. See TARGET II.
[88 Griffin The Theory of Blackjack 208]
[1/90 The Zero Count Phenomenon BJC 39]

zero sum strategy. An early technical term for the basic strategy of the game.

zone shuffle. A type of shuffle used in shoe games. When a shoe is broken into 4 or more stacks and then shuffled with one another.

ZPB. See zero proximity betting.

zukes. See tokes.

zweikartenspiel. A German term believed to have been coined by Richard Epstein to refer to games where the dealer’s hole-card is exposed. See Double Exposure.
[77 Epstein Theory of Gambling… 249]
[1/80 Wong Wong’s BJ Newsletter 8]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Exposure_Blackjack ]

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