How to play Omaha
1) Prior to dealing the cards,
two blinds (the Small Blind and the
Big Blind) are placed in the
pot by the two players to the immediate
left of the dealer (indicated by the red dealer button). The blinds
are put in to start the action.
2) Everyone is dealt four "down" cards. The action begins with the
player to the left of the Big Blind folding,
raising. Play continues with all players making one of these
decisions. This is the first betting round.
3) Upon completion of the first round of
betting, three cards are dealt face-up in the center of the
table (community cards known as "the Flop").
This is the second round of betting. Beginning with this round of
betting and throughout the remaining rounds of betting, the player
to the left of the dealer button acts first. A player may now
Check or Bet (if there is no betting in
front of them). If there is betting and/or raising in front of them,
they may Call, Raise, or Fold.
4) Upon completion of the action on the "flop," another card is
dealt face-up (known as the "The Turn"
or "Fourth Street"). This is the third
betting round. The size of the bet doubles on this round of betting.
The betting again starts with the player closest to the left of the
5) Following the completion of action on "the turn", the dealer
turns over the last card (known as "The River"
or "Fifth Street"). This is the final
round of betting.
6) When all bets are in, the showdown takes place between remaining
players where the winner is declared. (See
Rank of Hands).