Omaha Poker

How to Play the Omaha Poker

Note: To play Omaha Poker you must have enough credits to place a blind bet and a bet.

  1. The Players to the left of the Dealer begin the game by posting blind bets. The Player on the Dealer’s left posts a small blind bet, and the Player on the Small Blind’s left posts a big blind bet.

    Note: The Dealer’s position at the table changes after every game. The dealer button (D) shows the Dealer’s position at the table.

  2. Four pocket cards are dealt to each Player.
  3. In the first round, the Player to the Big Blind’s left plays first and can either:
    • Fold
    • Bet
    • Raise

    Note: In the first round betting is capped at one bet and three raises per Player.

  4. In the second round, three community cards are dealt. This is called the Flop. A round of betting follows and Players can either:
    • Check
    • Fold
    • Call
    • Raise
  5. In the third round, a fourth community card is dealt. This is called the Turn. Another round of betting follows.
  6. In the fourth round a fifth and final community card is dealt. This is called the River Card. The final round of betting follows. The remaining Players then use two of their pocket cards and three of the community cards to create the best five-card high hand possible.

Important: Winning hands must consist of two pocket cards and three community cards.

Tips

To improve your chances of winning, use the following strategies:

  • Watch out for the low cards. You are looking for a high hand only.
  • As there are five community cards to choose from, Straights and Flushes are common.