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How to Play Omaha Poker
In Omaha poker, a disc also known as "the button", serves to indicate
which player is the nominal dealer for the current game. Before the game
begins, the player immediately clockwise the button posts the "small
blind", typically half a small bet (for example, $1 in a $2/$4 Omaha
The player immediately clockwise the small blind posts the "big
blind", which is always a full small bet ($2 in a $2/$4 Omaha game). Now,
each player receives his or her four hole cards. Betting action proceeds
around the table, starting with the player immediately clockwise the big
Now, the "flop" is dealt face-up on the board. The flop is the first
three community cards available to all active players. Play begins with
the active player immediately clockwise the button. All bets and raises
occur in small bets (increments of $2 in a $2/$4 game).
When betting action is completed for the flop round, the "turn" is
dealt face-up on the board. The turn is the fourth community card in an
Omaha game. Play begins with the active player immediately clockwise the
button. On this round of Omaha, betting doubles from the small bet to the
big bet. In a $2/$4 game, betting on the turn is done in $4 increments.
When betting action is completed for the turn round, the "river" is
dealt face-up on the board. The river is the fifth and final community
card in Ohama poker. Betting begins with the active player immediately
clockwise the button.
If there is more than one remaining player when the final betting round
is complete, the last bettor or raiser shows his or her cards. If there
was no bet on the final round, the player immediately clockwise the button
shows his or her cards.
The player with the best five-card hand wins the
pot. In Omaha poker, players must use two and only two of their four hole
poker cards in combination with three of the cards from the board. In the
event of identical hands, the pot will be equally divided between the
players with the best hands.
After the pot is awarded, a new Omaha poker game is ready to be played.
The button now moves clockwise to the next online player.