Omaha Games

Omaha is very similar to Texas Hold’em with one game changing factor. Instead of two hole cards, each player is dealt four hole cards. In Omaha, players must make the best possible hand with a combination of two from their hole cards and three from the community cards.

Pot Limit

In Pot Limit Omaha (most popular form of Omaha Poker), the maximum a player can bet is the amount that is in the pot. For example, a $100 bet into a $100 pot.

Positions

The following are positions that you should know before playing the game.
Big blind The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.
Small blind The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.
Dealer Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions. The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.

Actions

Check
Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.
Bet
If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.
Raise
Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.
Call
Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.
All-in
Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.
Fold
To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.

Betting Round

There are four betting rounds in Omaha.
Pre-Flop
The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.
The Flop
The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.
The Turn
The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.
The River
The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.

The Showdown

The showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will take the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.

Player A loses

Player B wins

Blinds (Ante) Buy-in Rake per Pot (%)
$0.05 / $0.10 $1 ~ $10 3%
$0.10 / $0.25 $2.5 ~ $25 3%
$0.25 / $0.50 $5 ~ $50 3%
$0.50 / $1 $10 ~ $100 3%
$1 / $2 $20 ~ $200 3%
$2 / $4 $40 ~ $400 3%
$3 / $6 $100 ~ $1,000 3%
$5 / $10 $200 ~ $2,000 3%
$25 / $50 ($10) $1,000 ~ No Max 3%
$25 / $50 $1,000 ~ No Max 3%