Omaha Poker playing guide and rules – compliments of Wild Jack Poker Room
In the guide we show How to play Omaha Poker. Omaha Poker is comparable to Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hi/Lo Poker. The game can be played with two to ten players who attempt to create the best five card combination from nine cards. The nine cards are composed of four pocket cards and five community cards. Players are forced to use two pocket cards and three community cards when making their hand. This mix of cards results in especially strong combinations.
How to play Omaha Poker
Note that you must be able to place a blind bet and a bet to play Omaha Poker.
- The game begins with the player to the immediate left of the dealer placing a small blind bet. Then the player to the small blind’s left posts a big blind bet. Please note that the dealer changes position each game. The “D” button indicates the dealer’s position
- Each player receives four pocket cards.
- The player to the big blind’s left plays first in the first round. This player can:
Please note that the betting is capped at one bet and three raises per player in the first round.
- Three community cards are dealt in the second round. This is known as the Flop. In the ensuing betting round, players can:
- A fourth community card is dealt in the third round. This is known as the Turn. This is followed by another round of betting.
- The fifth and last community card is dealt in the fifth round. This card is known as the River Card. This is followed by the final round of betting. The remaining players in the game use two pocket cards and three community cards to create the best possible five-card hands. Please note that a winning hand must include two pocket cards and three community cards.
Omaha Poker Tips
- You are seeking a high hand only so beware of low cards.
- Straights and Flushes are the most common winning hands as there are five community cards to pick from.