Party Poker


Omaha High

In the game of Omoha High, players must use two of their hole cards combined with three from the board (community cards) to make their highest and lowest hands. Any two of the players four cards can be used for high, and any two can be used for low. Ace plays both high and low.

At the Omaha tables, a round plastic marker called the dealer "button" is placed in front of the player who would be dealing should a house dealer not be provided. This button is moved one seat clockwise after each game and the card distribution and betting starts to the left of that button.

Play begins with four cards dealt facedown to each player. The play proceedure starts with a betting round beginning with the player to the left of the blind bets and continuing clockwise around the table. Players may bet, check, raise or fold in turn. The big blind has the privilege of last action and may check or raise the bet.

Three community cards called the flop are then dealt up in the center of the table and another betting round takes place beginning with the player to the left of the dealer button once again.

A further card is dealt face up (called the turn) followed by a further round of betting.

The fifth and final card called the river is then dealt face up and a final round of betting takes place. Players remaining in the hand will then show their cards and the winning poker hand will be awarded the pot. Players must form their best five-card poker hand from only two of their four pocket cards and any three of five community cards.

Once all betting has completed, players then determine the best five-card hand that they can make from two of their four pocket cards and three of the five community cards. Four of these cards will be in their own possession and dealt as down cards, and five will be face up as community cards to be shared by all players.

Should a player be dealt four kings down, only two of the kings will then count towards the final hand. The remaining three cards must come from the community cards. The player with the best five-card poker hand then wins the pot. Should multiple hands tie, the pot is then split with any odd amount going to the player immediately to the left of the dealer.

GOOD STARTING HANDS
A pair of Aces and a pair of Kings Suited
A pair of Aces and a pair of Queens Suited
A pair of Aces and a pair of Jacks Suited
A pair of Aces and a pair of Tens Suited
A pair of Aces and a pair of Nines Suited
A pair of Aces a King and a Queen Suited
A Jack, a Ten, A Nine and an Eight Suited
A pair of Kings and a pair of Queens Suited