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Omaha High/Low is a difficult variation of Omaha High and the same rules apply. Each player receives four hold cards and he must play two of these in combination with three cards from the board! Omaha High/Low is a very extensive game with lots of action and possibilities.

Limit: this means there is a specific betting limit applied in each game and on each round of betting.

Pot Limit: you can bet up to the amount that is in the pot.

No Limit: you can bet all of your chips at any time.

Omaha High is played with a deck of 52 cards. Up to 10 players can take part in the game. Every player, beginning to the left of the dealer button, receives four cards face-down (pocket cards). After this, the first betting round can be played. Then three cards are placed face-up in the middle of the table (flop). This is followed by a betting round again. Now another card face-up is dealt (turn) followed by another betting round. The last card is given face-up (river). Finally the last betting round can be played and the best high and low hands with a maximum of five cards (only in a combination of two hole cards and three cards from the table) divide the Pot 50-50. If there is no low hand, the high takes 100%.


The lowest and therefore the best low hand is ace, 2, 3, 4 5! The higher cards (e.g. 2,3,4,5,7 is better than ace, 2,3,4,8) are decisive in the assessment of low. In order to have a valid low hand, the following criteria must be fulfilled: The highest card cannot be higher than an “eight”. Straights and Flush do not count with low. Low must not have any pairs in it. A player can use the same five cards for high and low – e.g. for high: 3,4,5,6,7 and this is also valid for low.

Blind Rules:

A dealer button is used with Hold’em. This button is turned clockwise once after every game. The first player to the left of the button must play the small blind and the second player must play the big blind.

Both blinds are dependent on the actual limit, whereby mostly the rule is valid that the small blind is half of the lower bet (e.g. it would be $2.50 by $5/$10, but for simplicity’s sake $2 would be used). The big blind always corresponds to the lower bet (e.g. it would be $5 by $5/$10).

Obviously both blinds are so-called “live bets” and have the option to bet on every action when it is their turn in the betting rounds.

Each new player has to get the big blind or s/he has the possibility to miss out until the blind comes to his/her position.
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