Omaha Poker, also called Omaha Hold ‘Em, is an online poker variant popular among Kiwi players. The game started out around the same time as Texas Hold ‘Em, but was first played at the Las Vegas Golden Nugget Casino. However, the exact origins of the game are lost to gaming history in 2017.

There are many versions of Omaha, including Omaha Hi- Lo and Omaha Eight or Better. However, as a ‘hold ‘em’ version, players must make up a hand using community cards. Community cards, also called ‘hole’ cards, are dealt to the table as opposed to Stud pokers. Kiwi players must use two ‘hole’ cards in their hands to win.

Omaha Poker - New Zealand

How to Play Omaha Poker

So, to get started in Omaha Poker, you’ll need to be familiar with the game. As an American poker, the game is easy to learn and fun to play. Here are a few steps to help our NZ players to get started.

  • First off, Omaha Poker begins with the blinds, or the first bets made by the two players on the left of the dealer.
  • Each player will be dealt four ‘hole’ cards instead of two in Omaha Poker.
  • The dealer will then deal three community cards, or the ‘flop,’ face up.
  • Players will then be able to match or call the bets of the blinds.
  • The dealer will then deal a fourth card, and Kiwis will need to match, call or raise bets.
  • A fifth card will follow the betting round, which is also known as a ‘river.’
  • The final betting round will then take place, and gamblers can choose to fold.
  • Remaining players will then have a showdown, revealing the best hand they can make from the flop and hole cards.
  • The winner will receive the pot, provided there are no identical hands.
  • In the case of identical hands, the pot will be split as evenly as is possible.

Omaha Poker Overall

The excitement of playing poker at land-based and online casinos is doubled with Omaha Poker. Players can sink their teeth into the stakes and come out a winner. Provided Lady Luck is on their side, of course. Play Omaha Poker at any of our top ranked online casinos for Kiwi players today!

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