Basic Rules for Omaha
Omaha Hi-lo is a Poker game in which each player receives four cards as their initial hand. Each player MUST use a specific combination of five cards: any two out of their hand and any three from the board (community cards) to form the best five-card Poker hand and also the best five-card low hand.
Blind and Betting Structure
|The blind and betting structure for Omaha Hi-lo follows the rules of Limit Hold’em. See the Hold’em section for a general description.|
Things To Know About Omaha Hi-lo
- A specific combination of cards must be used in Omaha Hi-lo to make the best hand.
- Omaha Hi-lo will usually be played with a qualifier for the low hand, meaning in order for a low hand to qualify, it must contain five non- paired cards all lower than a predetermined rank. If no low hand qualifies, for example, Eight or better, then the pot is won by the best high hand only.
- In Omaha Hi-lo each player may compete for and win both the Hi and the Lo hands.
- The same card(s) from your hand may be used The same card(s) from your hand may be used for both Hi and Lo hands, or a different card may be used to form the two different hands.
No Limit: No Limit Poker is a structure in which there is no limit on the betting amounts. A player may, at any time, bet their table’s stakes. As with limit games, there are blinds/antes that start the action.
Pot Limit: Similar to No Limit, Pot Limit structure means that a player may bet up to an equal amount that is already in the pot of that hand.