Blackjack For Blood is pretty vague on the optimal bet spread and it is one of the most important parts of playing. First off, I would like to know if anyone has recommendations for playing a 1:4 spread against a sd, h17, das. I plan on using the AOII counting system with an ace side count. I originally, from reading the book, thought that I should just bet 1 unit at +1, 2 at +2, etc... but after reading through the posts I have found that I may want to change this up.
Secondly, I would like to learn how to obtain this optimal count, aside from buying software to just tell me a number. I understand that I need to first see how much of an advantage each point count gives me and then use this with the original house advantage to determine how I should bet. I feel like there is much more to this and any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for all the advice,