Omaha

OMAHA - rulesOmaha is similar to Texas Holdem in that there are 5 community cards, but the game itself is very different. It can be played using a structured limit or no limit pot. The rules will describe a structured game.

How to play Omaha - a step by step guide.

Blind bets are posted to generate a starting pot just the way that they are in Texas Hold Em. Once the two players to the left of the dealer have placed these blind bets (big blind=minimum bet for game and small blind=half the minimum bet).

The dealer gives each player 4 cards face down, starting with the player to the left of the dealer.

The player to the left of the big blind starts the round. The player can either call with a minimum bet, raise with the maximum bet or fold. When the betting reaches the player who posted the small blind, he can call (with half the minimum bet as he already posted the other half). The last player is the big blind. He can either raise the bet or check.

Before the second betting round begins, the dealer burns the top card of the deck. Three cars and dealt face up in the middle of the table - the flop.

The player to the left of the dealer begins the betting - the minimum bet is raised to the next level.

Following this betting round, the dealer burns another card from the top of the deck and puts a 4th card face up in the middle of the table - the turn -with the other community cards.

The betting round begins with the player to the left of the dealer. The minimum bet is again raised to the next level.

Another card is discarded and the dealer places the 5th card with the other community cards. This is known as the river.

The last betting round begins as before, and the minimum bet is raised again.

To win, the player must use both their pocket cards and three of the five community cards from the board. In a situation where the 5 community cards form the best hands, the remaining players split the pot between them.

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