What is Omaha?
Omaha is a poker game, similar to Texas Hold’em. The structure of the game is the same. There are Small Blinds and Big Blinds, the dealer’s button is to be moved clockwise. In the beginning, each player is dealt face down pocket cards and the first betting round begins. The player with “Under the Gun” position is to act first. “Under the Gun” is the position to the left of the Big blinder. Then the dealer deals three community cards face up on the table called the Flop and the second betting round begins. This betting round begins with the Small blinder and the dealer acts last. The next betting rounds (after the revealing the Turn and the River) are exactly the same. The Turn is the fourth community card dealt face up and the River is the fifth. After the betting rounds there is a showdown. In Omaha you can win in two ways: with the highest combination at the showdown or by making your opponents fold before that.
One of the main differences between Omaha and Texas Hold’em is that in the beginning each player is dealt not two but four cards face down. In order to form a combination, each player must use his two pocket cards and the three community cards. This makes the game more complicated and unpredictable than other poker games. There are different variants of Omaha like Omaha Limit, Omaha No Limit but the most preferred by the experienced players is Omaha Pot Limit.