Omaha Poker Rules
Omaha Poker is probably the third most popular online
variant of poker. Omaha is very similar to Texas Hold'em due to
the dealer dealing a 3-card Flop, then a forth and then a fifth
community card. The betting is the same but the cards dealt and
then which the player uses to make their hand during the showdown
During the initial deal, the player will be dealt four personal
cards which the other Omaha players can't see. The object of the
game is to make the best five card hand available using two cards
from the initial four and three poker cards from the table.
Omaha poker rules use a small disk, called the button, to show
who is the dealer is. This goes clockwise round the table prior
to each new hand. The dealer is the last to receive their cards
on the initial deal and has the right to the last action during
the round of betting.
To start the game, the player to the left of the dealer should
put up a small blind and the player to the left of him a large blind.
The Omaha poker dealer will then deal the four hole cards to each
player, following which there will be a round of betting.
During each betting round, the players will each have to Bet, Check,
Fold or Raise. The dealer will then place three community cards,
face up, onto the table, called the Flop. Another round of betting
will take place.
In the Omaha Rules, the dealer then places another community card
onto the table, called the Turn or Forth Street. Another round of
betting takes place.
Finally the dealer will place the last community card onto the
table, called the River or Fifth Street. The players then have a
last round of betting.
When the last round of betting has taken place, the players have
the Showdown, where it is determined who has the best hand. Omaha
Poker rules use the same ranking as any other poker games.
During the Showdown, the players will have to use two hole cards
and three community cards out of the nine cards in view to make
up their Omaha poker hand.
The player with the best hand then takes the value of the pot.
If two players have the same value of hand then the pot is equally