high poker is similar to Texas Holdem in the sense
that it is also played with five community cards but the game is quite
different. Omaha High only poker and Omaha Hi/Lo split poker are
the two popular variations of the game.
high poker is typically played with the betting
being a structured Limit game but you can also find No Limit and Pot Limit
games. How to play the Limit Omaha High game is explained below.
Omaha high Poker- Rules
fairly easy to learn the rules of the game. Limit Holdem follows structured
betting, and in most casinos the lowest limit you will usually find is a $2/$4.
Other popular limits are 5/10 or 10/20 or higher. The 32/4 game is used as an
example here. It means that during the first two rounds of betting the minimum
bet is three dollars and during the last two betting rounds the minimum bet is
six dollars. Also, when you raise the same limits are used.
The casino supplies a dealer. One player must be the designated dealer who acts
last during the betting rounds. To identify the dealer, a disk or Button
is used and the disk is rotated to the left after each hand. All the players do
not ante each round, unlike stud. To generate a starting pot, blind bets are
posted in the same manner they are in Texas Holdem.
To start a new hand two blind bets are put up or Posted.
The small blind, the player immediately to the left of the player
with the dealer button puts up, which is approximately half the minimum
bet. The small blind for the $2/4 game is one dollar. Similarly, for a $4/8 game
the blind would be two dollars. The big blind, the player to the
left of the small blind posts the big blind, which is equal
to the minimum bet which is two dollars for this game. For a $4/8 game the blind
would be four dollars. Players other than small and big blind do not put up any
money to start the hand. Each player eventually acts as the big blind, small
blind and dealer because the button rotates around the table. It cost three
dollars to every player every time the deal makes a complete rotation around the
player is dealt with four cards face down, after the blinds are posted. The
player acting as the small blind receives the first card and the player with the
dealer button gets the last card. The first betting round starts now. The player
to the left of the big blind has three options. He can put in two dollars to
Call the blind bet or put in four dollars to raise the
big blind or fold his hands. In this manner the betting goes around the table
until it reaches the player who posted the small blind. The small blind can call
the bet by putting in one dollar since a dollar bet was already posted. The big
blind is the last person to act. If no player has raised, the dealer asks if the
player would like the option. It means that the big blind has the option to
raise or just check.
The dealer burns or discards the top card on the deck after the first
betting round is completed. This is done to avoid cheating or make sure that no
one has accidentally seen the top card. At this stage three cards are dealt. The
cards are turned face up in the middle of the table. In poker terms this is
known as the Flop. These are community cards and can be used by
all the players. Another round of betting begins starting with the first active
player to the left of the dealer button. Three dollars is the minimum bet for
dealer burns another card when the betting round after the flop is completed.
The dealer turns a fourth card face up in the middle of the table. In poker this
is called as the Turn. Four dollars is the minimum bet after the
turn. Again the betting begins with the first active player to the left of the
After the betting round for the turn is over, the dealer burns another card from
the top. The dealer turn a fifth and final card face up. This is referred to as
the river. The final betting round commences with four dollars
being the minimum bet. Usually a maximum of three or four raises occur during
all betting rounds. The exception occurs if the play becomes heads up between
two players and then the raises are unlimited.
The player having the highest five-card hand wins the game. The players use two
of their hole cards and three cards from the table to form the highest five-card