Omaha

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

Start of the Game (Pre-Flop and the Flop)

Once a player has received their hole cards, they can play their hand by calling or raising the big blind. The first action begins to the left of the big blind. Once they have decided to call, raise or fold, the action proceeds clockwise around the table. Betting continues on each betting round until all players have placed equal bets into the pot.

After the first round of betting, the flop is dealt face-up on the board. The flop includes the first three community cards.

 

Another round of betting follows.

During the Game (The Turn and the River)

Once a round of betting has concluded post-flop, the turn is dealt face-up on the board. The turn is the fourth community card. Play begins once again with the active player clockwise from the button. In fixed-limit Omaha, bets and raises on the turn are in increments of the big bet.

Once the turn is complete, the river is dealt face-up on the board. The river is the fifth and final community card in Omaha poker.

The final round of betting begins with the active player immediately clockwise from the button.

End of the Game (The Showdown)

When the final betting round is complete, the remaining active players must show their cards. If there is more than one remaining player, the last person to bet or raise will show their hand. If no bets take place during the final round, the player who is immediately clockwise from the button must show their hand first.

Once all hands have been shown, the player with the best five-card hand is named the winner. In the event of identical hands, the pot will be equally divided between the players with the best hands.

PLO Table Information

Stakes Blinds Default Buy-in Rake % Rake Cap (2~3) Rake Cap (4+)
Low $0.01 / $0.02 $0.20 5% $0.03 $0.06
$0.02 / $0.05 $0.50 $0.08 $0.15
$0.05 / $0.10 $1 $0.15 $0.30
$0.10 / $0.25 $2.50 $0.38 $0.75

 

Stakes Blinds Default Buy-in Rake % Rake Cap (2~3) Rake Cap (4+)
Middle $0.25 / $0.50 $5 5% $0.50 $1
$0.50 / $1.00 $10 $1 $2
$1.00 / $2.00 $20 $2 $4

 

Stakes Blinds Default Buy-in Rake % Rake Cap (2~3) Rake Cap (4+)
High $2.00 / $5.00 $50 5% $3.75 $7.50
$5.00 / $10.00 $100 $7.50 $15
$10.00 / $20.00 $200 $15 $30

Details & Limitations

  • This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
  • All dollar ($, C$, and T$) amounts are in Canadian dollar currency (CAD).
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