Omaha Poker is played similarly to Texas Hold’em in most respects. It can be played with anywhere from 2-9 players. You can choose room 5 or 9 people to play Omaha Poker at Ace Poker.
However, unlike Hold’em, in Omaha, each poker individual player holds four private hole cards from which to choose to combine with the community cards.
The player MUST use TWO cards from his or her hole cards combined with exactly THREE cards from the board (community cards). To reiterate, out of the four hole cards, a player must use exactly two and only two of the four cards, and must combine those two hole cards with exactly and only three cards from the board (community cards).
In Ace Poker, Omaha Poker Rules as follows:
One player acts as dealer. This position is called the button and it rotates clockwise after every hand.
The two players to the left of the dealer are called the small blind and the big blind, respectively.
These two positions require forced bets of a pre-determined amount and are the only players to put money in the pot before the cards are dealt (if no ante in place).
Every player then receives FOUR cards face down. These are called “hole” cards.
Once all hole cards have been dealt, the first betting round begins with the player sitting immediately to the left of the big blind. This player can fold, call (match the amount of the big blind) or raise.
Betting then continues clockwise, with each player having the option to fold, call the amount of the highest bet before them, bet or raise.
When the first betting round is completed, three community cards are flipped face up on the table. This is called the flop.
The betting resumes, clockwise, with each player having the option to check (if no bet is in front of them), bet (or raise if a bet is before them), call or fold.
When the second round of betting is finished, a fourth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the turn.
The third round of betting commences with the first remaining player sitting to the left of the button.
When the third round of betting is over, a fifth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the river.
The fourth round of betting starts with the first remaining player seated to the left of the button. The betting continues to move clockwise.
The showdown occurs: all players remaining in the hand compare cards. In Omaha, to win part of the pot, you must show all four cards, though you can and must use exactly TWO and only TWO cards from your hole cards, plus three on the board. It is essential to remember this fundamental difference from Hold’em; in Hold’em you can use one or none of your hole cards! In Omaha, you MUST USE TWO HOLE CARDS.
Note: You can only bet up to the size of the Pot Limit Omaha.