First, I've always played to a bank roll of 50 largest bet units based on Wong's Pro BJ. So, $500 allows me to bet $10 at any given time, as I understand it. I assume this means I should play a $5 table and only bet $10 with a pos count. Or, coul I actually play a $10 table with such a bankroll? I actually feel like I bet too conservatively at times. I don't have many losing sessions and my winning sessions just seem too small. What bankroll would be recommended for a 3 1/2 day trip, playing sparingly for 2 of those days? I typically play 6 deck, $5 tables and make bets of $5 to $25(if I'm winning and at a high count). However, in Vegas I hope to play some 1,2,4 deck. I look for good rules and penetration. I use simple +/- and adjust bets to the count using tables in Pro BJ. I consider my "act" average. I really just try to blend in as a tourist on business. I usually don't draw heat.
Secondly, bet variation. Maybe this is my problem with small wins. I'm so paranoid about potential heat, I tend to be cautious with variations, although I have been able to work up from a $5 min bet to say 2 hands of $25 or one of $50 maybe more. Should I be more aggressive with variation?
Finally, in Vegas, where can I feel comfortable giving out my info for a rating card, so I can at least get some food or a reduced room rate? Or, can I get a casino rate without signing up for a card?