How big a loss in EV do you get by trying to appear as a "progressive " gambler.
In single deck with perfect play and perfect betting your looking at an advantage of no more then 1.5%.
It seems to me if you try to appear "progressive" you could lose half if not all of that advantage.
When ive got a big bet on the table and the count takes a dive I just cant get myself to leave the bet out there just for cover. Sure, its easy to drop the bet after a loss, but if you when a big bet and go straight to a minimum bet it catches peoples attention.
In single deck you can easily go from a +5 to a -2 in one hand. What do you do? Even with a pit boss in my face I just cant get myself to leave that big bet out.
I'de rather get backed off then play with a negative expectation