Omaha Poker

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Omaha Poker

How to Play Omaha Poker

If you’re not playing Texas Hold’Em then chances are you’ll be playing Omaha poker at Unibet. This is the most popular choice for many with a subtle rule change that makes this a good option for the more advanced player.

At Unibet, we give you a welcome offer to get you started and there are many poker tournaments to be enjoyed but, if you’re looking to switch to this version, you’ll need to know how to play Omaha Poker.

Basic Omaha Poker

If you’ve played Texas Hold’Em before then you’ll be aware that each player is dealt two ‘hole cards’ to start the game. The difference with Omaha Poker rules is that four of these hole cards are dealt face down but at the end of the round, only two of them will be used to match the upturned, shared cards in the middle of the table.

That really is the only difference but if you are completely new to online poker, let us fill you in on the whole process.

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Betting rounds

In Omaha poker, after the four hole cards are dealt to each player, a round of betting ensues and each player has the option to fold, to bet or to check. Once that round is complete, three cards are dealt in the middle of the table – these are shared cards for all players to see and they are known as the ‘Flop’.

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Betting continues again and a fourth shared card is dealt known as the turn, before one final round of betting precedes the very last upturned card, known as the ‘river’. At the end of that sequence, the player with the best hand wins.

Best Hands

The Omaha poker rules are therefore almost identical to Texas Hold’Em with those extra two hole cards being the only difference. Some online poker players prefer Omaha poker as those extra cards offer additional options for forming a hand.

At this point, it’s worth looking at poker hands as you will need to know which hands are the best ones to achieve as you start out on your online poker journey. Does a flush beat a straight and what happens when you land four of a kind?

The best possible hand in Omaha poker and, in any form of online poker for that matter is a Royal Flush. This relates to A, K, Q, J and 10 with all cards being of the same suit. A straight flush is a set of cards in the same sequence and these should also be of the same suit.

Moving down the list, the best hands from this point are four of a kind followed by flushes and then straights where the suits don’t have to match. Study all the potential hands and then, as you continue to play online poker, you will know all of these without having to think twice.

Now you know how to play Omaha poker, the next step is to sign up or log in to your Unibet account and try a few hands at this online poker version.

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