You get four cards? How can you lose?
Omaha is a fun poker game. You get four cards which can make for very interesting hands and juicy action.
Don’t understand poker terms? No problem.
The minimum bet in Pot Limit Omaha is always the size of the big blind, and the maximum bet is always the size of the pot.
Betting in Limit Omaha is just like the betting in Limit Hold’em. The only amount you can bet during the first 2 betting rounds is the size of the big blind. The only amount you can bet during the 3rd and 4th betting rounds (turn and river) is twice the big blind.
Omaha Hi/Lo is a split pot game, where one player wins the high hand, and one player can win the low hand. To win the high or the low, you must use 2 cards from your hand, and 3 cards from the community cards.
- To win the high hand, the best 5 card hand wins, like most poker games.
- To win the low hand, 5 cards must be 8 or lower (2 from your hand, and 3 from the community cards). This does not always happen, and when it doesn’t, the high hand wins the entire pot. A good way to remember this is if the 5 community cards do not have 3 cards that are an 8 or lower, a low hand is not possible.
- Also keep in mind that aces can be played as a high card and/or a low card.
The betting in Omaha High/Low can be Pot limit or limit.