As for your spread, it's really too small to make any money in the six-deck game. A 1-5 spread is probably a net loser, because you're not winning enough in the good plus counts to offset the losses at the zero and negative counts. There are two ways to fix this: Either spread bigger, or only play positive counts. I wouldn't seriously consider playing through negative counts unless my spread was 12:1 or higher.
I'm also curious - do you recommend just not playing the hands with a negative count? I've found this tends to piss off other players also, as you "mess up their cards" (regardless of the truth)... Not to mention attracting unwanted curious attention from dealers and pit-boss's.
I've seen the same betting strategy for Hi-Lo in several places.
Count() = Bet
count < 1 Bet = 1
2-3 = 2
4-5 = 3
6-7 = 4
8-9 = 5
In practice I use the formula that describes the table because I keep forgetting it.
If True-Count is Even:
Bet = .5 * TrueCount + 1
If True-Count is Odd:
Bet = .5 * (TrueCount -1) +1
(if in doubt assume fair 6-deck Atlantic CIty Rules)
What betting-strategy would you reccomend using for Hi-Lo instead of this?
What Bankroll would you suggest for a $10 table base on that answer?
Approx how long would it take to double that bank-roll and what is the risk of ruin?