i'm a hi-lo player and i know that i should hit 12 against 6 on any negative running count (for shoe games). the problem is that i just can't bring myself to do this. i play at a table with obnoxious players and back-bettors. if i hit 12 against 6 on a negative count, i will have to put up with a half hour of trash talking from rich, elderly europeans. i don't care pissing them off with my correct play, but i find that arguing with them distracts me from the count.
next time i go to Vegas, i doubt i will hit 12 vs 6 on negative counts. call me paranoid, but i think that would give me away as a counter. i can't support my paranoia with experience (i've never counted in Vegas). so here's my question: is hitting 12 vs 6 something casinos look at when spotting counters? do you guys just stand instead of hitting? how much do you lose by standing instead of hitting if you don't play TCs less than -2?
yeah, i know, you guys think i'm a wuss.