As we’re crazy for all things Omaha this May, we’ve put together a helpful cheat sheet to help players who mightn’t be familiar with this exciting poker variant. You can also read more about Omaha and how it’s played on the Poker School section of the GGPoker website.

Omaha and Hold’em are the most popular poker variants by a long shot – here’s a quick rundown of the main differences between the two:

  • Just like in Texas Hold’em, there are four betting rounds during a hand of Omaha: pre-flop, the-flop, the turn and the river.
  • In Omaha, four hole cards are dealt to each player instead of two.
  • Players must make the best possible hand using exactly two of their hole cards and three from the five community cards (unlike in Hold’em, where you can use one hole card and four board cards to make the best possible hand)
  • The maximum bet a player can bet in Pot Limit Omaha (the most popular form of Omaha poker) is the amount that’s in the pot. For example, a $100 bet is the biggest can be made into a $100 pot.

If you’re interest in reading further into this exciting variant check out the GGPoker site, which includes poker school, the rules of poker and a comprehensive list defining the most common poker terminology.

Along with the $200K Omaha Festival, we’ve another offer for players who can pull a win out of the bag when they go all-in with the worse hand. To take part in our Omaha Underdog social media promotion, submit a hand moment to our Twitter or Facebook showing you going all-in where you’re behind but then go on to outdraw your opponent to win the hand. Your image must show any GGPoker Omaha table. We’ll choose the best submissions and award the winners a tasty $10 ticket package.

We’ll see you at the Omaha Tables