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Omaha Hold’Em Rules

Omaha Hold'Em is similar to Texas Hold'Em. The main difference is that in Omaha, you get nine cards to choose from to make up your hand and thus, the hands are usually much better. If you are new to poker in general, check out the Rules of Poker section here first and explore some of the lingo used here in our Poker Lingo section.

In this version of Hold’Em, each player is dealt four hole cards. As in Texas Hold’Em, a round of betting starts the game after these cards are dealt. After this round of betting, the flop is dealt, which is, also as in Texas Hold’Em, three cards. This is followed by a round of betting, the turn (a fourth community card), another round of betting, and finally, the river, the fifth community card.

Omaha Hold’Em rules require each player’s hand to be formed by combining exactly two hole cards and exactly three community cards. Since all players have access to the community cards, it is not uncommon for the winning hand to be a flush or a full house. After the final betting round, the players remaining in the hand will showdown and the player with the best hand (see Poker Hand Rankings) wins.

Omaha Hi-Lo Rules

Omaha Hi-Lo Rules are the same as Omaha Hold’Em rules, except that they throw another variable into to the equation: a low hand as well as a high hand can split the pot. To qualify for a winning “low hand”, a player must have five cards of 8 or lower with no pair, using two cards from their hand and three cards from the board. Straights or flushes can be used for the low hand as long as cards are all 8 or below.

If there does end up being a qualifying low hand, it will split the pot with the winning high hand. If there is no low hand, the high hand takes the whole pot.


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