|Omaha High poker (also called
"Omaha") is very similar to Texas Hold'em Poker
, but the extra cards in each player's hand are used to add
to the excitement.
Omaha High is played the same as Texas Hold'em Poker with
the following two exceptions:
1- Each player receives four face-down cards to start,
called "pocket cards" (instead of just two used
in Texas Hold 'em Poker).
2- At the showdown, players MUST use exactly two of their
pocket cards and three community ("board") cards.
Before the Hand
In Omaha Poker, a small blind and a big blind must be posted.
Click here for more information on blinds.
In Omaha Poker, each player is dealt four cards face down
("hole cards"). As the hand progresses, five community
cards are dealt face up and shared by all the players. Your
strategy is to obtain the best hand using 2 of your hole
cards and any 3 of the community cards.
1- Each player is dealt 4 face down cards.
2- The first betting round proceeds at the lower betting
3- Dealer turns over three community cards ("the flop")
4- The second betting round proceeds at the lower betting
5- Dealer turns over 1 more community card ("the turn")
6- The third betting round proceeds at the higher betting
7- Dealer turns over the final community card ("the
8- The final betting round proceeds at the higher betting
Order of Play
Action begins to the left of the big blind and proceeds
clockwise. After the first round of betting, action starts
to the left of the Dealer Button and proceeds clockwise.
At the Showdown the highest hand wins. Each player must
use two cards from his/her hand and three cards from the