3 questions:

1. There is a downloadable excel spreadsheet that generates indices for playing for up to two side counts. But the rules are 1 deck, H17, and No DAS. Is there a way to alter these basic rules parameters for generating the indices. No DAS is particularly relevant. (The excel spreadsheet uses Griffith's 3 parameter count as its base, but can be modified in any way - given the base set of rules - from there.)

2. Does anyone know how the sidecounts assumed in the spreadsheet are used in play? There is an unstated working assumption, as though one knows.

3. I usually play Wong Halves in a 6 deck, H17, DAS game. It does fine by me. I want to know what gain can be had from using, say, Victor APC with an Ace Side Count. How is this gain measured? Where can I get statistics, published or online?

4. Wong Halves has the same gain per unit of true count but a much smaller standard deviation around that count. I find it is more efficient. But I have seen no metrics measuring that efficiency. I would expect (no pun) it to result from greater returns linked to a higher correlation between units bet and actual (or true) advantage [i.e., the smaller standard deviation of the gain from each unit of true count]. Can anyone - perhaps DSchlesinger - elaborate.

5. Finally, I would expect additional betting gains if one were able to vary bet size more less continuously with advantage over the house, rather than in fixed [step function] increments. Say one applied Kelly Criterion and varied bets not with each change in a unit of true count, but tenth of a unit. Of course, all is an approximation; but I sort of heuristically do this at the table, and I think I do see the results. I can measure it myself using published stats, but has anyone seen the work done already? (I find the issue of counting that is most difficult, at my stage, is trying to use a side count, which I don't do. The rest is pretty simple with modest concentration.)