Introduction to Omaha
Pot-Limit Omaha is the second-most-common form of poker in the world today. Omaha was much more popular around the world in casinos before 2003. However since the internet has opened up access to poker for people around the world and the major tournaments are now been televised but mostly showing the Holdem games. Hold’ em has become the most popular and Omaha poker is actually a game derived from Texas Hold’em. If you haven’t already done so, go read the beginners guide to hold’em. We would recommend you understand the basics of holdem poker before playing Omaha.
Here are the basics of Omaha poker for beginners. Each player is dealt four private cards (‘hole cards’) which belong only to that player. Five cards that can be seen by all players are dealt face-up on the ‘board’. Players have to use three of the community cards together with two of their hole cards to make the best five-card poker hand. See our Hand Rankings post here.
Types of Omaha
Note: Betting structure changes with the different variations of Omaha; Limit Omaha, No Limit Omaha, and Pot Limit Omaha.