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Proportional Betting
 

This chart was adapted from Guerrilla Gambling: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own games by Frank Scoblete. It is based on a session stake of $500. If your session stake is larger or smaller, use the percentages in the third column as a guideline.

games
Style of play
Maximum bet
Percent Of stake ***
Craps
aggressive
$50 spread on three point numbers
°10% per roll
Craps
conservative
$25 on two or three* point numbers
5% per roll
online blackjack games**
aggressive
$15 per hand
3% per hand
online blackjack games**
conservative
$5 to $10 per hand
1% per hand
slots
aggressive
one coin $5 machines
1% per spin
slots
full coin
$1 machines
.5% per spin
slots
conservative
one coin $1 machines
2% per spin
slots
conservative
full coin quarters
.2% per spin
Roulette
aggressive
$10 any outside bet
2% per spin
Roulette
aggressive
$10 spread on five numbers
2% per spin
Roulette
conservative
$5 any outside bet
1% per spin
Roulette
conservative
$5 on five numbers
1% per spin
Other games
aggressive
$10 per decision
2% per play
Other games
conservative
$5 per decision
1% per play
       
*For craps make pass line/come w/odds, or don't pass/don't come, or place wagers on the six and eight only.
**Assumes correct basic strategy is employed by player
***Maximum bet


Starting Hands
 
As far as stating approaches in Omaha-8, your decision is almost always between limping and folding, especially in a typically loose home game where everyone will call before the flop anyway. Only the very best hands are worth raising for value before the flop. Because everyone in Omaha will be drawing to a hand, there aren't very many starting Omaha-8 hands that benefit from thinning the field. Even if you have one, thinning the field is often tactically impossible because the large number of possibilities in \,-our opponents' hands tends to keep them in. The only thing that a pre-flop raise from any position will reliably accomplish is to build the pot and attract customers for the rest of the hand. And due to the nature of Omaha-8, when your opponents call your preflop raise with weak cards, they aren't making a catastrophic mistake-yet. Things are different in a tight game, of course, and pre-flop raising is a bigger part of recommended strategy for typical casino games.
 
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