How To Play OMAHA 8 Poker
Poker is an all time favorite of card enthusiasts around the world. The game has a number of variations and among all, by far, Omaha 8 has a special place on the tables, especially for some big name pros like Sam Farha or David Benyamine. The game is now part of popular play and has a fan flowing online as well as offline. It is simple in game plan and sophisticated in winnings. Omaha 8 is structured to get card enthusiasts back to the tables! Though OMAHA is a very different game it holds some similarity between Texas Hold'em and like this game OMAHA too is played with five community cards.
The two types of games in OMAHA are Omaha Hi/Lo split and Omaha High. It can be played differently according to the betting limits namely a structured limit game or a No limit game or pot limit game. In order to explain the way in which the game is played I will use the Limit Omaha High game. You will find that the rules of the game are very easy to understand. Since it has a structured limit Hold'em is usually played in the casinos with the lowest limit of $2/$4.
You may also find other limits like 5/10 or 10/20 and sometimes even higher than that. In this book I will be using the 32/4 game. His means that the minimum bet is $3 in the first 2 rounds of betting. The minimum amount of betting is $6 during the final 2 betting rounds. Even when you raise these same limits hold good. The dealer is usually supplied from the casino; one of the players is usually given the title of the dealer and will be the last to act in the rounds of betting. In order to identify the dealer of the round there is a disk or ‘Button".
This disk or "Button" is move to the left after each hand. And just like the Texas Hold'em there are blind bets that are posted before starting the pot. Two "Blind" bets are put or "Posted" when you start a new round. The small blind is put up or "posted" by the player who immediately to the left of the dealer. The small blind is almost half of the minimum amount of the bet which is one dollar for a $2/4 game. Then the big blind is posted by the player on the left of the small blind and the amount of the big blind is equal to $3 which the amount of the minimum bet in this case.
To begin the game the each player is given four cards each all face down and the player with the small blind receives the first card and the last person to get the card is the dealer. This goes on in the same order. Some cards are dealt face up is the middle of the table it is known as the "Flop" and these cards are called community cards that can be used by all. In order to declare the winner the players must use hole cards and board cards to form the highest five-card hand.