Omaha Poker Lessons
Omaha is sometimes called Omaha Hold'em because the rules in this game are very similar to Texas Holdem, or Texas Hold'em. This is probabaly one reason why this poker game is fast gaining points on the poker popularity chart.
There are two variations of Omaha, Omaha High only and Omaha Hi/Lo split. It can be played with the betting being a structured Limit game or you can find No Limit and Pot Limit games.
Omaha Poker Game Rules:The rules in this game are very similar to Texas Holdem, or Texas Hold'em.
- Each player is dealt with four (instead of two) cards face down (“hole?).
- Then 5 “community? cards are dealt on the table face up.
- The players must make the highest hand combination using two of their four hole cards and the Five community cards.
If you do not have an 8 or lower among your four hole cards, you cannot qualify for low.
If Five or more cards 8 or lower do not end up in the community cards, there is no possibility for low. In that case, the pot will not be split (unless two hands will tie for high).
Aces are either low or high. Straights and flushes do not count for low.