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Omaha Hold'em Poker

For those familiar with Texas Hold'em but new to Omaha, the two games are very similar with one significant difference. In Omaha Hold'em, players have four 'hole' cards instead of two, making for a total of nine cards to make a hand with instead of seven. Furthermore, a player must use 2 of their hole cards (no more, no less) in their final hand along with 3 community cards, unlike Texas Hold'em in which a player can use any combination of personal and community cards.

Playing Omaha Hold'em:

  • Before any cards are dealt the two blinds must first be paid. The player directly to the left of the dealer must put in the "Small Blind", while the player to the left of that player pays the "Big Blind". The Big Blind is costs the same as the lower half of the table limit, i.e. $2 on a $2/$4 table and the Small Blind is fixed at half of the big blind.
  • Following the blinds, each player is dealt four cards face-down, referred to as "hole" cards.
  • Prior to the community cards being dealt the first round of betting ensues, beginning with the player to the left of the player who placed the Big Blind.
  • Following the initial betting round the "flop" is dealt, three cards placed face up in the middle of the table that can be used by all players, known as "community cards".
  • There is then another round of betting, starting again with the player to the left of the big blind.
  • Once the round of betting is complete, the "Turn" is dealt, a forth card placed face up and added to the community cards in the center of the table.
  • There is again a round of betting, this time with bets doubled from the previous round.
  • After this round of betting the "River" is dealt, the fifth (and last) community card.
  • The final round of betting finishes the hand.

Omaha Hold'em Poker provides each player with nine cards to select from to make their final hand; five community cards and four hole cards. When creating their final five card hand, a player must use two of their hole cards and three community cards. As with most poker games, the person who creates the best five card hand takes the pot.