After digesting some of Ryan's posts on his DNR blog, I am now wondering when it is correct to bet in Omaha. In Hold'em you want to protect a good hand against draws and you can price people out, not because it is NL instead of PL but because there are fewer draws in a two card hand than a four card hand. Is "being ahead" on the flop enough reason to put chips in without significant redraws? I think the answer depends on the table you are at. Do the players just want to play Omah-lotto and try to suck out? Or are the players disciplined players who will only call with the correct odds? Are the stakes enough to keep people from calling?
And which one would you rather be? The player with the best hand on the flop or the player with the best draws on the flop? What about checking the turn and waiting for a blank to fall before betting? I know you want to get money in when you are ahead but if made hands and draws end up being the proverbial 50/50 (OK, probably closer to 55/45 in reality but you get the idea) on the flop, what is the best way to play it?