There's a local Omaha game where you would think I would want to play at because the players are terrible but I dont and here's why: EVERYONE calls preflop with an SPR of 1-2. Its a 1-2 PLO game with a max buy in of $300 to start. 9 time out of 10 theres a straddle for $10 and someone raises to $35 and EVERYONE calls. Now the pot is $315 with everyone having less than a pot size bet. Now as the game goes on people keep rebuying so people end up with around $600-$1000 in front of them with the same thing going on. Many people have $300 in front of them cause thats the max rebuy amount. So most all hands are a raise with EVERYONE (and I'm not exaggerating) calling preflop with even the deepest stacks having an SPR of just over 2. I got it in with my stack ahead every time but I'm not fairing well because I'm up against 8 people going to the flop and i will get a least 2 callers. On hand was QQxx double suited losing to 4472r who got a set with his 4s and the other I got it in with AKJ10 single suited and lost to 557K who caught a set.
In this situation going up against 8 people to the flop this just seems like Bingo to me. I'm thinking why do I want to play this game of Bingo with such high variance and no skill when I can make money playing Holdem most of the time using my skill?
What do you guys think?