Play Omaha Poker Advanced
by Bill Burton
Play Omaha Advanced expands your poker education.
resemble Texas Hold’em in the fact that it is a game played with five
cards but the game is quite different. There are two variations of the
Omaha High only and Omaha Hi/Lo split.
It can be played with
the betting being
a structured Limit game or you can find No Limit and Pot Limit games. I
use the Limit Omaha High game in the explanation about how to play.
The rules to play omaha are fairly easy to learn.
Hold'em has structured betting, and the lowest limit you will usually
most casinos is a $2/$4.
Other limits you may find are 5/10
or 10/20 or higher.
I will be using the 32/4 game as an example. That means the
minimum bet is three dollars during the first two rounds of betting and
minimum bet is six dollars during the last two betting rounds. These
limits are used when you raise as well.
Play Omaha Poker: The Dealer
Since the casino supplies a dealer one player must be the
designated dealer who will act last during the betting rounds.
disk or ‘Button’
is used to identify the dealer and this is rotated to the left after
stud, all the players do
not ante each round. Blind bets are posted to generate a starting pot
way that they are in Texas Hold’em.
Omaha Poker: The
To start a new hand two ‘Blind’ bets are put up
The player immediately to the left of the player with the
dealer button puts up
or ‘posts’ the small blind
approximately half the minimum bet. The small blind for the $2/4 game
The player to the left of the small blind posts the big
which is equal to the minimum
bet which is three dollars for this game.
The rest of the
players do not put up
any money to start the hand. Because the button rotates around the
player will eventually act as the big blind, small blind and dealer.
cost you three dollars every time the deal makes a complete rotation
After the blinds are posted, each player is
dealt four cards
face down with the player on the small blind receiving the first card
player with the dealer button getting the last card.
first betting round
begins with the player to the left of the big blind either putting in
dollars to ‘Call’ the blind bet, or putting in four dollars to ‘raise’
blind or folding his hand.
The betting goes around the table
in order until it
reaches the player who posted the small blind. That player can call the
putting in one dollar since a dollar bet was already posted.
The last person
to act is the big blind. If
no one has raised, the dealer will ask if they would like the option.
means the big blind has the option to raise or just ‘check.’
After the first betting round is completed, the
dealer will ‘burn’
or discard the top card on the deck. This is done to make sure no one
have accidentally seen the top card. Three cards are dealt and turned
in the middle of the table. This is known as the ‘Flop.’ These are
cards used by all the players.
Another betting round begins
with the first
active player to the left of the dealer button. The minimum bet for
is also three dollars.
Play Omaha Poker: The
When the betting round after the flop
dealer burns another card and turns a fourth card face up in the middle
table. This is referred to as the ‘Turn.’ The minimum bet after the
turn is now
six dollars and begins again with the first active player to the left
Following the betting round
for the turn, the
burn another card and turn a fifth and final card face up. This is
called the ‘river,’
and the final betting round begins with six dollars being the minimum
There is usually a three or four raise maximum during all betting
if the play becomes heads up with two players.
raises are unlimited.
Omaha Poker: The
To determine the
winner, the players MUST use
two of his
hole cards and three cards from the ‘Board’ to form the highest
In some cases, two players will tie which happens quite often in Omaha
In that case, the players will split the pot.
A sixth card
is never used to
break a tie.
Omaha Poker is followed by Omaha HiLo basics lesson
How to Play Poker 1
Poker Games 2
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