Omaha Poker Rules

Similar to both Omaha Hi/Lo Poker and Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker requires its 2 to 10 Players to create the best five-card combination from a total of nine cards – the strongest combination winning the pot. As the nine cards are made up of four pocket cards and five community cards, the resulting combinations are stronger than those in other Poker games.

1. The Players to the left of the Dealer begin the game by posting blind bets. The Player on the Dealer’s left posts a small blind bet, and the Player on the Small Blind’s left posts a big blind bet.

Note: The Dealer’s position at the table changes after every game. The dealer button (D) shows the Dealer’s position at the table.

2. Four pocket cards are dealt with each Player.

3. In the first round, the Player to the Big Blind’s left plays first and can either:

  • Fold
  • Bet
  • Raise

Note: In the first round betting is capped at one bet and three raises per Player.

4. In the second round, three community cards are dealt. This is called the Flop. A round of betting follows and Players can either:

  • Check
  • Fold
  • Call
  • Raise

5. In the third round, a fourth community card is dealt. This is called the Turn. Another round of betting follows.

6. In the fourth round a fifth and final community card is dealt. This is called the River Card. The final round of betting follows. The remaining Players then use two of their pocket cards and three of the community cards to create the best five-card high hand possible. Winning hands must consist of two pocket cards and three community cards.