Pot Limit Omaha Rules

Omaha Hold'em rules are based on Texas Hold'em with these main differences:

  • Players are dealt four (4) pocket cards
  • Player MUST use two pocket cards and three community cards to make the best possible poker hand

BLINDS:

Blinds will start at $25 and $50 and will be raised by the floor person every 10-20 minutes depending on the number of players.

DEALING:

The player to the left of the dealer must post SMALL BLIND. The Player to the left of the small blind must post BIG BLIND>

The dealer will deal each player four cards face down (the pocket cards). Then the first betting round begins.

Rounds are the same as in Texas Hold'em:

Preflop - Two cards are dealt to every player face down, starting with the small blind.

The Flop - the dealer burns the top card then lays out the first three community cards in the center of the table.

The Turn - Top card is burned and fourth card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.

The River - Top card is burned and fifth and final card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.

The player with the best 5-card hand wins.

BETTING POT LIMIT:

Pot Limit - a player may bet or raise up to the amount of chips in the pot. The pot size is computed after the player has called e.g. If there is $100 in the pot and it is $50 to call, he can call $50 and raise $150.

PRE-FLOP: To play you must call the BIG BLIND. If you want to raise you must raise at least the BIG BLIND or POT LIMIT (the amount of the Pot).

POST-FLOP: Action starts to the left of the dealer. The player may check or bet, .the bet must be at least the BIG BLIND but no more that the POT.

AFTER THE TURN & RIVER CARDS: Action starts to the left of the dealer. The player may check or bet, the bet must be at least DOUBLE the BIG BLIND but no more that the POT.

WINNING THE HAND:

  • You MUST use two (2) of your pocket cards, along with 3 community cards to make up your hand
  • You cannot Play the Board as two cards have to come from your hand