Omaha Poker Rules

ace of spadesOmaha Poker begins with each player being dealt four down (hole) cards followed by a round of betting. Once the initial round of betting has been completed three community cards are placed in the middle of the table, these cards are called “the flop”. Another round of betting occurs followed by another community card (the turn), and once again a round of betting. Last, a final community card is revealed (the river) and a final round of betting concludes the game. Any players still left in the hand turn over their cards and attempt to make their best possible five-card poker hand. Each player must use two down cards along with three cards from the community board.

Omaha Game Play Review

  1. The dealer deals each player 4 down cards.
  2. 1st round of betting.
  3. The dealer burns** a card and deals the flop.
  4. 2nd round of betting
  5. Another card is burned and a fourth community card “the turn” is dealt.
  6. 3rd round of betting.
  7. A last card is burned and the final community card or “river” is dealt.
  8. The last round of betting.
  9. All remaining players participate in a showdown by where each player makes their best 5-card poker hand the person who initiates the last round of betting shows his/her cards first.
    he player who assembles the best 5-card hand wins the pot. In the event two or more players assemble the same valued hand the pot is divided equally amongst the winners.

Omaha five-card hands must contain two of the players hole cards along with three of the community board cards.

Omaha General Rules

  1. In the event that the first hole card dealt is revealed to all players the dealer must reshuffle and deal again.
  2. In the event that the first hole card dealt is revealed to all players the dealer must reshuffle and deal again.
  3. If any other hole card is revealed during the initial deal that card is taken by the dealer and replaced with an unseen card. The revealed card then becomes the burn card for the flop.
  4. Each player is responsible for protecting their hole cards by either placing a marker on top of them or making it clear they are still in play. In the event that a players hole cards are not marked and are taken by the dealer the player is out of the hand.
  5. If there is any error in the dealing of the flop it must be reshuffled and re-dealt.
  6. Whenever a dealer turns a board card before a betting round is finished it must be removed from play for that round.
  7. When a player reveals his hole cards he must not allow them to touch any of the board cards. If they become mixed with the board cards (even if it is possible to distinguish and remove them) the players hand is forfeited.

Omaha 5-card hands must contain 2 of the players hole cards along with 3 of the community board cards.

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