Omaha

Omaha like Texas Hold'em has gained tremendous popularity within the poker community. It is probably one of the most popular online games played today. Omaha has the privilege of boasting of the highest poker pay out in the history of online poker. Hold'em has a number of versions as well such as:

  • No Limit
  • Pot Limit
  • Limit
  • Omaha Hi/Lo

Omaha can seat anywhere between 2 to 10 player at a single table.

Winning a Pot

There are two ways for a player to win a pot:
1) By having the best possible hand.
2) If all the other players at the table fold at any point of time.

When a Split pot occurs the total pot may be split among two or more players. A Split Pot may occur due to two or more players having the same hand strength.

Variants of Omaha Poker

Omaha No Limit

Omaha No Limit poker allows any player to raise the bet by any amount including his entire stake, or else he must call or raise the previous bet or raise if he wishes to stay in the hand.

Omaha Pot Limit

Similar to Texas Hold'em Pot Limit Poker, in Omaha Pot Limit poker a player is only allowed to raise the bet to a maximum of the total pot size. i.e. if the pot size is $10 then he may choose to call the previous bet or raise, in doing so he can only raise it by a maximum of $10 thus increasing the pot size to $20.

Omaha Limit Poker

In Omaha Limit Poker a player can raise the pot to a lower limit, this limit doubles at some point of the game (after the turn card). This double wager amount is referred to as the big bet i.e. in a $5/$10 table the Limit may be capped at $5 for the pre flop and for after the flop, then, after the turn card the limit is increased to $10.

 

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