The Rules of Omaha Poker

Texas Hold’em poker is the most popular version of poker that is offered by online casinos anshutterstock_43279360d is played by people all around the world. However, Omaha poker is another popular poker game that is also available for poker players to try. While most of the rules are similar to Texas Hold’em, there are a few twists that poker plays should become familiar with.

Shuffling, Blinds and Dealing

The dealer starts by shuffling the 52 card deck and then the first two players sat to the left of the dealer put money into the pot before the cards can be dealt. This action is called posting blinds and half of the minimum bet is posted by the first player before the second player posts the full minimum bet. Each player is then dealt four cards face down, which are called hole cards.

Beginning Betting

The third player sat to the left of the
dealer starts the round of betting, which continues until each player has chosen to call, raise or fold.

The Flop

The top card on the deck is discarded by the dealer, who then places the following three cards face up on the table. Each player then partakes in another round of betting.

Fourth Street and Fifth Street

This is another twist to the traditional poker game where the dealer burns a card and then places another card on the table face up. Another round of betting takes place and then the dealer and the players complete the same practices.

How to Win Omaha Poker

Each player tries to make the best hand possible using twp cards from their hand and three cards that have been placed face up on the table. This dramatically increases the odds of getting a good hand and the action in Omaha poker tends to be more fast paced and exciting than with Texas Hold’em.